Dr. Andrew Watson is a fourth-generation surgeon and the eighth surgeon in his family. He earned his Master’s degree at the University of Oxford studying 17th Century Baroque Architecture and attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his surgical training and fellowship at UPMC. He is an actively practicing colorectal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive inflammatory bowel diseases and complex reoperative abdominal surgery. He is the primary surgeon in the IBD medical home at UPMC. He actively uses and helps to develop telemedicine at UPMC with a focus on remote patient monitoring, and has personally done over 500 virtual consults including pre-operative, post-operative, tele-rounding, intra-operative, 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 healthcare, with a focus on remote patient monitoring. He is the President of the American Telemedicine Association.