James Watkins, MD

James Watkins, MD, FACS

General Surgery Grand Junction, CO

Chief of Surgery, Grand Junction VA Medical Center

Office Address

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

Dr. Watkins's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: General Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Trauma; Research; return on basic research

Dr. Watkins's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ChiefGrand Junction VAMC
    Grand Junction, CO
  • Research AffiliateMIT Sloan School of Management
    Cambridge, MA
  • Visiting StaffDana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA
  • Associate SurgeonBrigham & Women’s Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • InstructorHarvard Medical School
    Havard, MA
  • Clinical Assistant InstructorSUNY Upstate Medical University
    Syracuse, NY

Dr. Watkins's Education & Medical Training

  • U Maryland Med CtrU Maryland Med CtrFellowship, Surgical Critical Care
  • University of MarylandUniversity of MarylandResidency, Surgical Critical Care
  • Robt Packer HospitalRobt Packer HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical SchoolFellowship, Surgery
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery
  • Columbia Univ Coll of Phys & SurgColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsMedical School
  • University of OxfordUniversity of OxfordOther Training, M.Sc, Applied Statistics
  • Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth CollegeOther Training, A.B, Mathematics

Dr. Watkins's Certifications & Licensure

  • KS State Medical LicenseKS State Medical License2012 - Present
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2003 - 2014
  • 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 SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 2005
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgical Critical Care, 2006

Dr. Watkins's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2008 - presentTop Doctor for MassachusettsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2008 - present, 2012
  • Consumer’s Research Council of AmericaAmerica's Top SurgeonsConsumer’s Research Council of America, 2009
  • Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.Top Doctor, MassachusettsCastle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 2008
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Dr. Watkins's Publications & Presentations

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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
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  • 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
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Other Languages

  • French

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