Nathaniel Fletcher Watson M.D.

 Nathaniel  Fletcher Watson M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Epilepsy, 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 Fletcher Watson, M.D., is director of the UW Medicine Sleep Clinic and co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center. Dr. Watson is a board-certified neurologist and sleep specialist who is adept at diagnosing and treating clinical sleep disorders of all types.

Dr. Watson’s clinical interests include using polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance-of-wakefulness testing and actigraphy in the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.

Dr. Watson’s research interests focus on aspects of 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.

Dr. Watson is a professor of neurology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the UW faculty in 2002. He is also president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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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