Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 703-748-1000
Fax: 703-748-1010

Contact this Provider:

  • Neurosurgery
Conditions I Treat
  • acoustic neuroma
  • acromegaly
  • anaplastic oligoastrocytoma
  • aneurysm
  • aqueductal stenosis
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Procedures I Perform
  • acoustic neuroma removal
  • anterior cervical spine surgery
  • awake craniotomy
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
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About the Provider

A senior neurosurgeon and professor of Neurosurgery at Georgetown University, Dr. Watson leads the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Watson earned his Bachelor of Science at Stanford University and his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia (now V.C.U.) in Richmond. Dr. Watson was fellowship trained at the National Institutes of Health in pituitary surgery and cerebrovascular research/surgery. He brings the wisdom of “those pioneers in neurosurgery from both coasts who instructed me” to bear on his patients here at MGUH.

  • Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health (1999)
  • Residency Program: Medical College of Virginia (1997)
  • Internship Program: Medical College of Virginia (1992)
  • Medical School: University of California at San Diego (1991)
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Practice Locations
  • 2300 Opitz Boulevard
    Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
    Woodbridge, VA 22191
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    Phone: 703-523-1000
    Fax: 571-542-9992

  • 8230 Boone Boulevard
    Suite 360
    Vienna, VA 22182
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    Phone: 703-748-1000
    Fax: 703-748-1010

  • 3300 Gallows Road
    Inova Fairfax Hospital
    Falls Church, VA 22042
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    Phone: 855-694-6682
    Fax: 703-748-1010

  • 1850 Town Center Parkway
    Reston Hospital Center
    Reston, VA 20190
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    Phone: 703-689-9000
    Fax: 703-689-9174

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-0719
    Fax: 202-444-7333

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital