Andrew R. Watson, MD, MLitt

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Andrew Watson, MD, is a fourth-generation surgeon and the eighth surgeon in his family. He is an actively practicing colorectal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive inflammatory bowel diseases and re-operative abdominal surgery. He is the primary colorectal surgeon in the IBD medical home. He actively uses and helps to develop telemedicine at UPMC with a focus on remote patient monitoring. He has personally done more than 500 virtual consults including preoperative, postoperative, telerounding, intraoperative and remote patient monitoring.

He blends his career working for UPMC International, Insurance Services and Health Services Divisions to practice and help envision the transformation of health care, with a focus on remote patient monitoring. He is past President of the American Telemedicine Association.