Kymberly D. Watt, M.D.

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

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

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 of Canada
  4. 2001
    Internal MedicineRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Dickson Scholar FundWilliam J von Liebig Transplant Center
  2. 2018
    Transplant Center Scholarly AwardMayo Clinic Transplant Center
  3. 2018
    McIver Transplant Research Benefactor AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  4. 2017
    Transplant Center Scholarly AwardMayo Clinic Transplant Center
  5. 2016
    Transplant Center Scholarly AwardTransplant Center
  6. 2015
    GI Division Innovation AwardDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  7. 2015
    Minnesota Top Doctor 2015Minnesota Top Doctors List
  8. 2011
    Small Grant Award - GI Division - Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 2010
    Transplant Center Scholarly Activity AwardDepartment of Liver Transplantation
  10. 2008
    CReFF AwardMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  11. 2008
    Technology Access AwardCTSA Education Committee, Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Service Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  12. 1999
    Teaching Award Nomination by Medical StudentsAwarding Organization
  13. 1995
    Donna R. Moore BursaryAwarding Organization
  14. 1995
    B.C. Schwartz ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  15. 1995
    Dr. Gorsey-Hollenberg ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  16. 1994
    Dr. E. J. Bennett Medical ScholarshipAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  2. 2019 - 2021
    Chair Clinical Research CommitteeAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  3. 2018 - 2019
    Vice Chair Clinical research committeeAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  4. 2017 - present
    Editorial Board MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  5. 2017 - 2019
    Clinical Research Committee memberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  6. 2017 - 2018
    Nomination Committee memberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  7. 2016 - present
    Program Planning CommitteeInternational Liver Transplant Society
  8. 2015 - 2018
    Women's Initiative Committee memberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  9. 2015 - 2018
    Elected RepresentativeUNOS Liver and Intestine Committee - Region 7
  10. 2015 - 2018
    Board ChairmanUNOS Region 7 Regional Review
  11. 2015 - 2017
    Women's Health Committee memberAmerican Gastroenterology Association
  12. 2014 - 2017
    Education Committee MemberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  13. 2014 - present
    Exam Committee MemberAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  14. 2013 - 2018
    Liver & Biliary Section Nominating CommitteeAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  15. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberTransplant Executive Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  16. 2013 - present
    Medical Director - Liver TransplantWilliam J von Liebig Transplant Center
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver
  18. 2012 - present
    Active MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  19. 2010 - 2017
    Committee MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  20. 2010 - 2013
    Vanguard Committee memberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  21. 2010 - 2012
    Career Development Workshop ChairAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  22. 2010 - present
    Chair Core Curriculum lecture seriesHepatology and Liver Transplantation Fellowship Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  23. 2009 - 2012
    Training and Policy Committee MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  24. 2006
    MemberHepatology Fellowship Grant Review Committee, Canadian Liver Foundation
  25. 2006
    Reviewer/AssessorGovernment of Canada Program for International Polar Year Science and Research Applications
  26. 2006
    External ReviewerProgram for International Polar Year Science and Research Applications, Government of Canada
  27. 2006 - present
    Member-at-LargeMinnesota Medical Association
  28. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  29. 2005 - 2008
    Initiator and LeaderCanadian Transplant Hepatology Outcomes Research Network (C-THORN)
  30. 2005 - 2007
    Membership CommitteeCanadian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  31. 2005 - 2006
    MemberSummer Student Grant Review Committee, Canadian Liver Foundation
  32. 2005 - 2006
    MemberHepatobiliary/Transplant Committee, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  33. 2005
    ChairGastroenterology Residency Program Journal Club, Dalhousie University
  34. 2005
    MemberSummer Student Grant Review Committee, Canadian Liver Foundation
  35. 2005 - present
    MemberCanadian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  36. 2004 - 2007
    MemberNova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  37. 2004 - 2007
    MemberMedical Society of Nova Scotia
  38. 2004 - 2007
    MemberCanadian Liver Foundation
  39. 2004 - 2006
    MemberGastroenterology Residency Training Committee, Dalhousie University
  40. 2004 - 2006
    MemberDrug and Therapeutic Committee, Capital District Health Authority/Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center
  41. 2004 - 2006
    MemberMulti-Organ Transplant Training Committee, Dalhousie University
  42. 2004 - 2006
    Committee MemberCanadian Liver Transplant Study Group
  43. 2002 - 2004
    MemberNebraska College of Physicians and Surgeons
  44. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  45. 2002 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  46. 2000 - 2006
    MemberCanadian Association of Gastroenterology
  47. 1997 - 2003
    MemberCollege of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba