Dr. Watson is a leader in applying telemedicine and other health information technology to the improvement of patient care. A fourth-generation surgeon who specializes in colorectal and inflammatory bowel disease, he plays a key role in integrating health information technologies, such as telemedicine, mobile applications and voice recognition, into clinical practice across UPMC.
Dr. Watson is also medical director of the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM). Founded by UPMC and other leading technology and health care partners, the CCM promotes a new model of health care that seamlessly integrates information technologies to put patients at the center of care. Dr. Watson speaks worldwide about the CCM’s vision for connected medicine.
Dr. Watson attended Trinity College and subsequently received his master’s degree at the University of Oxford. After receiving his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his surgical training and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at UPMC.