Robert E. Watson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Radiologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  • Neuroradiology
  • Epilepsy imaging
  • MRI safety
  1. 2001
    Fellow - NeuroradiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2000
    Resident - RadiologyUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  3. 1996
    MD - MedicineUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  4. 1987
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Anatomy and NeurobiologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  5. 1982
    PhD - PhysiologyUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  6. 1975
    BA - BiologyColgate University

Certifications

  1. 2002
    NeuroradiologyAmerican Board of Radiology
  2. 2000
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Radiology Excellence in Quality Sustained Leader Mayo Clinic
  2. 2017
    Excellence Through Teamwork Award for Medical Devices in the EMR TeamMayo Clinic
  3. 2015
    Certificate of Merit Award - Autoimmune Epilepsy: Findings on MRI and FDG-PETRadiological Society of North America
  4. 2014
    Outstanding Teacher AwardInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  5. 2014
    Excellence in Quality and Safety AwardDepartment of Radiology
  6. 2014
    Carman Award - CitizenshipDepartment of Radiology
  7. 2013
    First Place Clinical Focus Poster Award22nd Annual Meeting of the Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists
  8. 2011
    Certificate of Merit Award - Strategies to Meet Safety Restrictions for MR Examinations of Patients with Implanted DevicesRadiological Society of North America
  9. 2009
    Carman Award - Excellence in Clinical RadiologyDepartment of Radiology
  10. 2000
    Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research AwardResearch and Education Foundation, Radiological Society of North America
  11. 1999
    Magna Cum Laude Research Citation37th Annual Meeting, American Society of Neuroradiology
  12. 1998
    Introduction to Research ProgramAmerican Roentgen Ray Society
  13. 1996
    ValedictorianUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  14. 1995
    Lange Medical Publishing AwardUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  15. 1995
    Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  16. 1994
    Department of Pharmacology AwardUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  17. 1994
    Irving and Esther Kanner Award for Academic Achievement and Physical DiagnosisUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  18. 1993
    L.C. May ScholarUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  19. 1989
    Silver Pointer Award for Outstanding Teacher to First Year Medical ClassUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    ChairAmerican Board of MR Safety - Board of Directors
  2. 2020 - present
    ChairAmerican Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  3. 2020 - present
    ChairAmerican College of Radiology, MR Safety Committee
  4. 2019 - present
    ChairAmerican College of Radiology, MR Safety Committee
  5. 2018 - 2020
    Vice ChairAmerican Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  6. 2018 - present
    ChairMRI Safety Executive Council
  7. 2017 - 2020
    MemberCT Steering Committee, Department of Radiology
  8. 2017 - present
    ChairCIED/MRI Committee
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology, MR Safety Committee
  10. 2017 - present
    Co-ChairMedical Implanted Devices Oversight Committee (MIDOC)
  11. 2016 - 2018
    Secretary/TreasurerAmerican Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberNon-Interpretive Skills Section, Written Examination Committee, American Board of Radiology
  13. 2015 - 2016
    LiaisonAmerican Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  14. 2014 - 2020
    ChairEnterprise MRI Safety Collaboration Team
  15. 2014 - present
    MemberEnterprise MRI Safety Collaboration Team
  16. 2013 - 2020
    ChairEnterprise Neuroradiology Collaboration Team
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  18. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology
  19. 2013 - 2020
    Division ChairDivision of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  20. 2012 - present
    ReviewerScientific Program Subcommittee (Neuroradiology), American Roentgen Ray Society
  21. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  22. 2011 - 2015
    MemberUniversal Protocol Standard Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  23. 2011 - 2012
    Physician LeaderHabitat for Humanity, Department of Radiology
  24. 2010 - 2015
    MemberContrast and Medication Subcommittee, Department of Radiology
  25. 2009 - 2014
    MemberConscious Sedation Guidelines Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2007 - 2014
    Co-ChairSafety and Accreditation Committee, Department of Radiology
  27. 2007 - present
    MemberQuality Oversight Committee, Department of Radiology
  28. 2006 - 2014
    MemberSafety and Accreditation Committee, Department of Radiology
  29. 2006 - 2013
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  30. 2005 - present
    MemberMagnetic Resonance Imaging Committee, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  31. 2003 - 2014
    MemberScholarship Committee, Department of Radiology
  32. 2003 - present
    Chair - MR Medical Director for MR SafetyMRI Safety Committee, Department of Radiology
  33. 2001 - present
    MemberMRI Safety Committee, Department of Radiology
  34. 2000 - present
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
  35. 2000 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  36. 2000 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  37. 1995 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  38. 1992 - 1993
    MemberAdvisory Board of Young Anatomists, American Association of Anatomists
  39. 1991 - 1992
    Financial DirectorLexington Hormone Conference, University of Kentucky
  40. 1990
    DirectorLexington Hormone Conference, University of Kentucky
  41. 1983 - 1993
    Grant ReviewerNeurobiology Section, National Science Foundation
  42.  
    Safety and Accreditation Committee, Department of Radiology
  43.  
    MemberAmerican Roentgen Ray Society
  44.  
    MemberAmerican Society of Neuroradiology

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