Areas of Interest
Dr. Watson’s clinical interests include adult and pediatric conditions of the upper limb, such as arthritic and post-traumatic reconstruction, microvascular surgery, and treatment of complicated fractures.
Education & Training
Hand & Upper Extremity, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Orthopedic Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital / University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
General Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital / University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
BA in Arts with Major in History, Baylor University, Waco TX
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
Kenneth Johnson Award for Teaching Excellence, June 2005 and June 2010
Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020
More about Dr. Watson
Dr. Watson joined Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group in April 2013 following 11 fulfilling years as a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. While at Vanderbilt, he developed and directed separate adult and pediatric brachial plexus programs, which involved early neurosurgical intervention, delayed orthopedic procedures, and nonoperative optimization through therapy.
Dr. Watson is also experienced in congenital conditions and upper limb development. An avid participant in resident and fellow education, he remains involved with academic interaction at the local and national level.
Dr. Watson relocated to Colorado with his wife, Dawn, and their two sons. His outside interests include running, his dog, and aviation.
For more information on our hand and upper extremity specialists, check out our Hand, Elbow, and Nerve Center site, here . If you would like to meet Dr. Watson, give us a call today at (719) 632-7669, or request an appointment online.
Philosophy of Care
“I want to give my patients an informed and honest clinical experience. This involves educating them regarding the diagnosis (which may not always be immediately clear) and presenting them with a ‘menu’ of treatment options based on the best and most current information we have from clinical and science research. That is the only way to allow patients to make an informed decision.”
“While most maladies can improve with non-operative management, some issues are simply surgical problems. For example, in scenarios such as tendon lacerations, I believe it is a disservice to pursue a prolonged course of non-surgical treatment. As surgeons, it’s our responsibility to educate patients and offer our insight to arrive at the best option.”