Dr. Watson is a board certified neurologist and sleep specialist. He joined the UW faculty in 2002 and is an active researcher, teacher and practitioner of…
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Patient Care Philosophy
To help patients achieve their full potential in life by providing a caring, cooperative environment to manage their sleep disorders.
Fishing, boating, backpacking, snowboarding, playing guitar, aquariums, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Watson is adept at diagnosing and treating clinical sleep disorders of all types, including sleep-disordered breathing, insomnia, narcolepsy and other hypersomnias, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder and circadian rhythm disorders. He uses polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance-of-wakefulness testing and actigraphy in the diagnosis and management of these disorders.
Dr. Watson is currently researching the genetic aspects of habitual sleep duration, sleepiness and circadian rhythms in conjunction with the UW Twin Registry. As part of this work, he is also investigating the impact of habitual sleep curtailment on the transcriptome. He is interested in the interplay between neurological disorders and sleep and has investigated sleep disorders and sleep quality in patients with traumatic brain injury and Arnold-Chiari-1 malformations. More recently, he is investigating the relationship between sleep disorders and cancer risk and outcomes.
|Univ. of Washington||Master||2009
|Univ. of North Carolina SOM||Medical education||1996
|UW - Dept. of Neurology||Fellowship||
|UW - Dept. of Neurology||Residency||
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine||Internship||
|American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology||Sleep Medicine||2007
|American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology||Neurology||2002