James Watkins, MD

James Watkins, MD, FACS

General Surgery Grand Junction, CO

Chief of Surgery, Grand Junction VA Medical Center

Office Address

  • 2121 North Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Phone: (970) 242-0731

James Watkins, MD, FACS

General Surgery Grand Junction, CO

Chief of Surgery, Grand Junction VA Medical Center

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
  • Clinical Interests: Trauma; Research; return on basic research

Education & Training

  • U Maryland Med Ctr
  • University of MarylandUniversity of Maryland
  • Robert Packer Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical School
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • University of Oxford
  • Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth College

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical LicenseSC State Medical License2015 - 2015
  • KS State Medical LicenseKS State Medical License2012 - 2015
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2003 - 2016
  • CO State Medical LicenseCO State Medical License1998 - 2015
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1998 - Present
  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1995 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery
  • American Board of SurgerySurgical Critical Care

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Top Doctor for MassachusettsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2008 - present, 2012
    • America's Top SurgeonsConsumer’s Research Council of America, 2009

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Cookie Lover’s Crash.  Kelley JM, Watkins JF, Jarolim P. 58(6); 1069., Clinical Chemistry
    • Experience with corrective surgery for post-burn contractures in Mumbai, India.  Kim FS, Tran HH, Sinha I, Patel A, Nelson RA, Pandya AN, Keswani S, Watkins JF., Journal of Burn Care and Research
    • Estimating the NIH Efficient Frontier.  Bisias D, Lo AW, Watkins JF., PLoS ONE


    • Acute Lung Injury. Boston EMS
    • Trauma M&M/Acute Lung Injury. Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Morton Hospital
    • Burn Review Paramedic/EMT training. Boston EMS

    Other Languages

    • French

    Hospital Affiliations

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