Nathaniel Fletcher Watson M.D.

 Nathaniel  Fletcher Watson M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Epilepsy, General neurology, Sleep disorders, Sleep medicine


Neurology, Neurosciences, UW Medicine Sleep Center




Primary Location

Sleep Medicine Center at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Nathaniel Watson, M.D., is a board certified physician, director of the UW Medicine Sleep Clinic, co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, a UW professor of Neurology and president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Watson is adept at diagnosing and treating clinical sleep disorders of all types. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Watson earned his M.D. at the University of North Carolina. He is board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Neurology. His clinical interests include using polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance-of-wakefulness testing and actigraphy. His research interests focus on sleep duration and the effects of sleep curtailment on human health. He is also interested in the interplay between neurological disorders and sleep, as well as the relationship between sleep disorders, cancer risk and outcomes.

Personal Interests

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Watson enjoys fishing, boating, backpacking, snowboarding, playing guitar, aquariums and spending time with his family.


Univ. of WashingtonMaster2009
Univ. of North Carolina SOMMedical education1996

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologySleep Medicine2007
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology2002
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