Kymberly D. Watt, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Gastroenterologist
  3. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

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.

  1. Autoimmune hepatitis
  2. Chronic liver disease
  3. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  4. Obesity
  5. Portal hypertension
  1. Liver transplant
  • 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. 2008
    Transplant HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2006
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2002
    GastroenterologyRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada
  4. 2001
    Internal MedicineRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Transplant Center Scholarly AwardTransplant Center
  2. 2015
    Minnesota Top Doctor 2015Minnesota Top Doctors List
  3. 2015
    GI Division Innovation AwardDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2011
    Small Grant Award - GI Division - Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2010
    Transplant Center Scholarly Activity AwardDepartment of Liver Transplantation
  6. 2008
    CReFF AwardMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  7. 2008
    Technology Access AwardCTSA Education Committee, Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Service Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  8. 1999
    Teaching Award Nomination by Medical StudentsAwarding Organization
  9. 1995
    Donna R. Moore BursaryAwarding Organization
  10. 1995
    B.C. Schwartz ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  11. 1995
    Dr. Gorsey-Hollenberg ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  12. 1994
    Dr. E. J. Bennett Medical ScholarshipAwarding Organization
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017
    Chair and OrganizerAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  2. 2017 - present
    Editorial Board MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  3. 2015 - 2018
    Elected RepresentativeUNOS Liver and Intestine Committee - Region 7
  4. 2015 - 2018
    Board ChairmanUNOS Region 7 Regional Review
  5. 2015 - 2017
    Clinical Research MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  6. 2015 - 2017
    Committee MemberAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  7. 2014 - 2018
    Committee MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  8. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  9. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  10. 2013 - 2018
    Committee MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  11. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberTransplant Executive Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  12. 2013 - present
    Medical DirectorWilliam J von Liebig Transplant Center
  13. 2013 - present
    MemberEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver
  14. 2012 - 2016
    Committee MemberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  15. 2012 - present
    Active MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2010 - 2017
    Committee MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  17. 2010 - 2011
    Workshop ChairAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  18. 2010 - present
    Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Fellowship Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  19. 2009 - 2012
    Committee MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  20. 2006
    MemberHepatology Fellowship Grant Review Committee, Canadian Liver Foundation
  21. 2006
    Reviewer/AssessorGovernment of Canada Program for International Polar Year Science and Research Applications
  22. 2006
    External ReviewerProgram for International Polar Year Science and Research Applications, Government of Canada
  23. 2006 - present
    Member-at-LargeMinnesota Medical Association
  24. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  25. 2005 - 2008
    Initiator and LeaderCanadian Transplant Hepatology Outcomes Research Network (C-THORN)
  26. 2005 - 2007
    Committee MemberCanadian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  27. 2005 - 2006
    MemberSummer Student Grant Review Committee, Canadian Liver Foundation
  28. 2005 - 2006
    MemberHepatobiliary/Transplant Committee, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  29. 2005 - 2006
    Committee MemberCanadian Association of Gastroenterology
  30. 2005
    ChairGastroenterology Residency Program Journal Club, Dalhousie University
  31. 2005
    MemberSummer Student Grant Review Committee, Canadian Liver Foundation
  32. 2005 - present
    MemberCanadian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  33. 2004 - 2007
    MemberNova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  34. 2004 - 2007
    MemberMedical Society of Nova Scotia
  35. 2004 - 2007
    MemberCanadian Liver Foundation
  36. 2004 - 2006
    MemberGastroenterology Residency Training Committee, Dalhousie University
  37. 2004 - 2006
    MemberDrug and Therapeutic Committee, Capital District Health Authority/Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center
  38. 2004 - 2006
    MemberMulti-Organ Transplant Training Committee, Dalhousie University
  39. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCanadian Liver Transplant Study Group
  40. 2004 - 2006
    Committee MemberCanadian Liver Transplant Study Group
  41. 2002 - 2004
    MemberNebraska College of Physicians and Surgeons
  42. 2002
    MemberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  43. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  44. 2002 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  45. 2000 - 2006
    MemberCanadian Association of Gastroenterology
  46. 1997 - 2003
    MemberCollege of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba
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