Timothy C. Watson, M.D. graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology and received his Medical Degree at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. His surgical internship was at the North Chicago VA Hospital and his orthopaedic residency followed at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Watson's internship included terms of training at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital (rehabilitation) in Los Angeles, the University of Washington (trauma) and the Shriner's Hospital (pediatric orthopaedics). Dr. Watson also completed a year of fellowship training in Spinal Surgery at the University of California at Davis.
Following his training, Dr. Watson traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he practiced spinal surgery until the end of 1989 when he moved his practice to Fresno in order to be closer to family. Since that time, Dr. Watson's focus has been on spinal disorders of children and adults. He has a special interest in children's spine problems and participates in a scoliosis and deformities clinic at Children's Hospital of Central California. The predominance of his work however is in the treatment of degenerative/traumatic disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. His hospital affiliations include St. Agnes Medical Center, Community Hospitals, Fresno Surgery Center, San Joaquin Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Hospital of the Central Valley.
Dr. Watson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society, Fresno Madera Medical Society, California Medical Association, Sequoia Orthopaedic Association, and is licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. He has been Board Certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1989 and was re-certified in 1999. He is also a Qualified Medical Examiner for the California workman's compensation system.
Dr. Watson is married to Deanna, a registered nurse, and has two children, Tracie and Michael. His hobbies include woodworking, car restoration and amateur automobile racing as a member of the Sports Car Club of America. He is also a private helicopter pilot.
Dr. Watson accepts patients with cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine problems with primary emphasis on surgical treatment. He also deals with medical legal issues in patients with spine problems and treats workman's compensation as well as non-work related spine injuries and disorders.