Dr. Alana Waterford graduated cum laude honors from Arizona State University with a major in microbiology and minor in religion. Dedicated to her work, Dr. Waterford has received first place in the research categories at multiple conferences. This involvement, along with vast training, has prepared her to treat a broad spectrum of orthopaedic problems as a Wellness Physician and Sports Medicine. We are also delighted to have Dr. Waterford’s perspective as a Crossfit certified instructor at Cross Timber Orthopaedics.

TIGMER Sports Medicine Fellowship, San Antonio Texas, 2019-2020

Texas Tech University Health Science Center of the Permian Basin Family Medicine Residency,  Odessa Texas, 2016-2019 

Medical School
American University of Antigua School of Medicine
Antigua, West Indies

Arizona State University.  Tempe, Arizona
B.S. Microbiology major and Religion minor, Cum Laude Honors

Board Certified:
American Board of Family medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Additional Research Experience, Presentations, Projects: 

Texas Tech Health Science Center of the Permian Basin, Poster Presentation, 2018, 2019.  Return of the… Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Influenza virus in Odessa, Back to the FLU-ture ILI/FLU in the Permian Basin.  Prospective Research Study, QIRB #17011.  ILI and Flu impacting the community in 2016 vs. 2017 vs. 2018.  Reporting to Texas Department of State Health Services and the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.  

Alana Waterford. Arizona State University. April 2008, Oral Presentation on thesis.
Use of a recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccine secreting Ebola Virus Glycoprotein antigen for protection against the Ebola Virus.


The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Arizona State University Research Experience. April 2007- May 2008. Tempe, Arizona.
Dr. Cheryl Nickerson PhD, Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology.  Microbes, space flight, and human health to provide more information to help immune-compromised astronauts. Project worked to determine how microorganisms grow in disposable growth environments to simulate the low sheer microgravity found in space and spacecrafts. Proteins and microbial DNA were extracted to collect data to compare the bacterial growth in the spacecraft vs. bacterial growth in disposable growth environments. 

Alana Waterford. Arizona State University. November 2007, Oral Presentation.
Use of disposable containers to grow bacteria in low sheer model microgravity environments.

Research Experience–
1st Place Primary Research Category at Texas Academy of Family Physicians Conference 2019.  Back to the FLU-ture, ILI/FLU in Permian Basin 2019.

1st Place – Clinic Research Poster Presentation, TTUHSC Permian Basin Annual Research Day 2018 and 2019.  ‘Return of the… Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Influenza in Odessa 2018’, ‘Back to the FLU-ture, ILI/FLU in Permian Basin 2019’

2nd Highest Score for Scholarly Activity for year 2017-18, TTUHSC Permian Basin, Family & Community Medicine Family Medicine Resident of the Quarter, January 2019

Extracurricular Activities

Crossfit Athlete and Coach.  June 2015 – current.  Fitness – functional movement.  Training in metabolic conditioning, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, teamwork.  1st Place “Stronger Than You” Individual Competition Rookie Rx division.  Crossfit Level 1 Coach, at MD only course in Aromas CA.  Encouraging patients to better their lives through activity and nutrition via change of lifestyle to prevent chronic disease.

Pole Vault Atlanta, Assistant Coach and Mentor, 2013 – 2015.
Coaching elementary school, middle school, and high school athletes the sport of pole vaulting.  

Arizona State University NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Athlete

Events: Pole Vault, High Jump, Heptathlon, 2004-2008.
Indoor Team National Champions 2007, 2008. Outdoor Team National Champions 2008. Pacific 10 Team Champions 2004-2008

Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Leadership Team & Secretary – Arizona State University. 2004-2008