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Michael T. Watkins, MD

Visiting Surgeon

  • Phone: 617-726-0908
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Vascular Center
  • Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Clinical Interests
Aneurysm repair
Infrainguinal reconstruction
Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
Venous insufficiency
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, Rochester General Hospital
Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certifications
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


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.


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

MGH hosts 21st annual SBAS meeting

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

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.

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
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 781-487-2800
Fax: 781-487-2801