Thomas J. Watson, M.D.

Thomas J. Watson, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-1509

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Dr. Watson specializes in diseases of the esophagus, thoracic surgery, and laparoscopic antireflux surgery. He is a graduate of the USC School of Medicine and received fellowship training in both esophageal surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Watson is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and has lectured across the country and internationally on topics related to general thoracic surgery.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Watson specializes in diseases of the esophagus, thoracic surgery, and laparoscopic antireflux surgery. He is a graduate of the USC School of Medicine and received fellowship training in both esophageal surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Watson is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and has lectured across the country and internationally on topics related to general thoracic surgery.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Resident Physician Teacher at USC-affiliated Hospitals, award presented by the University of Southern California School Of Medicine Class of 1994 1994
Chief Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Southern California Department of Surgery, 1993 1993
Valedictorian, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Class of 1988 1988
Commencement Speaker, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1988 1988
Upjohn Achievement Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1988 1988
American Medical Association  Education and Research Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement during the Clinical Years, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1988 1988
Lange Medical Publications Award for Outstanding Achievement, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1988 1988
George S. Herron Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to Medical School Class, University of Southern California, 1988 1988
Medical School Senior Class President, University of Southern California, 1987-1988 1987 - 1988
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1987; Treasurer USC Chapter, 1987-1988 1987 - 1988
Medical School Student Body President, University of Southern California, 1986-1987 1986 - 1987
Medical School Student Body Treasurer, University of Southern California, 1985-1986 1985 - 1986
Student Representative for USC and UCLA to the Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1985-1987 1985 - 1987
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1983 1983

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Thoracic (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | Keck School of Medicine of the Univ of Southern California1988
BS | Biology | Stanford University1984

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at USC University Hospital09/01/1994 - 06/30/1996
Fellowship in Esophageal Surgery at USC University Hospital09/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at USC University Hospital09/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Internship in Surgery at USC University Hospital09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989