Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.

Transplantation Surgery

Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.

Anthony Watkins, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Tranplantation Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is an experienced, board-certified surgeon who specializes in kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and minimally-invasive kidney transplantation and dialysis access surgery. Dr. Watkins is actively involved in research in areas relating to organ transplantation primarily related to ischemia/reperfusion, access to transplantation and infectious disease issues related to transplantation. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored 3 book chapters, and given presentations at medical conferences.

Dr. Watkins received his B.A. degree from Fisk University, Nashville, and his M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, and spent an additional two years conducting research there in gastrointestinal, liver, kidney and pancreas pathophysiology under the mentorship of Edwin Deitch, M.D. He was also a research fellow at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in Memphis, TN, and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University. Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Watkins was Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Watkins was awarded Distinguished Fellow in 2011 by the American Society of Transplantation/Canadian Society of Transplantation. He won the Golden Apple award for Teaching Excellence in 2008 and 2009. He won the 29th Annual Shock Society New Investigators Award in Shock Research in 2006, and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Resident Award for Teaching and Humanism in Medicine.

He is an active member of several prestigious medical societies, including the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and is a Candidate Fellow for the American College of Surgeons. He recently went to Haiti with NOAH-HAA Medical Mission to perform surgery.

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