Vascular & Endovascular Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Infrainguinal reconstruction
  • Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, Rochester General Hospital|Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General West
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Watkins completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at New York University. In 1976, he entered Harvard Medical School, where his interest in research was cultivated in medical student rotations in the laboratories of A. Clifford Barger (Integrated Cardiovascular Physiology) and Barry M. Brenner (Renal Physiology). After two years of surgical residency at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Watkins served two years of active duty in the United States Army, surgical residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, then Vascular Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In April 2002, Dr. Watkins assumed the directorship of the Vascular Surgery Research Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is a Visiting Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests are in aneurysm repair (thoracic and abdominal), limb ischemia, carotid occlusive disease, wound cure and venous insufficiency.

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Research & Publications


Conrad MF, Kang J, Cambria RP, Brewster DC, Watkins MT, Kwolek CJ, LaMuraglia GM. Infrapopliteal balloon angioplasty for the treatment of chronic occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Oct;50(4):799-805.

Crawford RS, Albadawi H, Atkins M, Jones J, Hashmi F, Austen WG Jr, Watkins MT. Post Ischemic PARP Inhibition Reduces Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in a Hind Limb Ischemia Model, Surgery 2010;148(1):110-8.

Kang J, Albadawi H, Patel V, Yoo HJ, Cambria RP, Watkins MT. Effect of Hypothermia on Thoracic Aortic Ischemia Reperfusion, J Vasc Surgery 2010;52(2):435-43

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News & Events

  • Caring for chronic wounds

    With rising life expectancy in the U.S. and the increasing prevalence of chronic medical conditions, the need for advanced treatment of chronic wounds also is on the rise.

  • MGH hosts 21st annual SBAS meeting

    The MGH recently hosted the 21st annual meeting of The Society of Black Academic Surgeons.


Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-0908
Fax: 617-726-2560
Fireman Vascular Center
52 Second Avenue
Suite 2100
Waltham MA, 02451
Phone: 781-487-2800
Fax: 781-487-2801

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