Dr. Watson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and arthroscopy. After graduating from the University of Southern California, he received his medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, graduating with honors. A one-year surgical internship was then completed at UCLA, before beginning his orthopaedic training at Tulane University in New Orleans.
To pursue his interest in foot and ankle disorders, Dr. Watson was accepted to subspecialty training at one of the country’s premier fellowships. He spent one year at the Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina studying foot and ankle disorders and treatments. During his fellowship, Dr. Watson served as the consultant to the North Carolina Dance Theater as well as participated in the care of professional athletes, including the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Charlotte Hornets (NBA).
Since starting his practice with Desert Orthopaedic Center in 2000, Dr. Watson founded the Foot and Ankle Institute and an educational website for patients, www.feetmd.com. The Institute strives to educate patients, participate in clinical research and excel in patient care. He also established the Las Vegas Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship in 2013, helping to educate and train the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Watson and his team are active in research, resulting in numerous publications. Additionally, Dr. Watson has given over 200 academic presentations nationally and internationally. From a philanthropy standpoint, he and his family started a local shoe event for the underprivileged in 2006 which has grown year after year. Today, through a partnership with Zappos, the charity serves 1500-2000 individuals with shoes and socks in an annual event held just before Thanksgiving.
Dr. Watson and his wife Judy reside in Henderson and have twin boys (Skyler and Clayton) and a younger daughter (Chloe). His family is active in various sporting activities, church and other community activities. Dr. Watson spends much of his free time staying fit with various activities including running, cycling, mountain biking and weight lifting. Dr. Watson is most passionate about photography which has remained his hobby since he was a child. He continues to capture images both locally and around the world as he travels with his family.