Kymberly D. Watt, M.D.

Kymberly D. Watt, M.D., is currently medical director of the liver transplant program and a consultant in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Dr. Watt provides clinical care for patients with chronic liver disease and end-stage liver disease needing liver transplantation and post-transplant care.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD or NASH) research and treatments
  • Obesity management in chronic liver disease as well as before and after liver transplant
  • Managing debility and weakness in patients with end-stage liver disease
  • Minimizing recurrent NASH after liver transplant
  • Improving long-term outcomes after liver transplantation, including metabolic, cardiovascular and malignant disease

In addition to clinical activities, Dr. Watt has an administrative role in the transplant center as well as national committees helping improve access for patients in need of liver transplantation. She is active in the education and mentorship of fellows and has numerous publications in high-impact scientific journals.

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Steatohepatitis
  • Liver transplantation
  • Portal hypertension
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Recurrent disease post transplantation
  • Obesity
  • Advanced liver disease

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2004
    Fellow - Hepatology & Liver/Intestinal TransplantationUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
  2. 2002
    Fellow - Gastroenterology and HepatologyUniversity of Manitoba
  3. 2000
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Manitoba
  4. 1997
    MDUniversity of Manitoba
  5. 1995
    Research Assistant - Dr. Martin Reed, SupervisorPediatric Radiology Department, Winnipeg Children's Hospital
  6. 1993
    BSc - General ScienceUniversity of Manitoba

Certifications

  1. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Gastroenterology
  2. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Internal Medicine
  3. American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  4. American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology