208-343-2555 | Serving Boise, ID
Dr. Watkins is a native of Mississippi, raised in Natchez. He is a graduate of Millsaps College (Class of 1968) in Jackson, MS. Following two years of graduate study in immunology at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, he entered the University of Mississippi School of Medicine completing an M.D. degree in 1974.
Fulfilling a desire to be a good doctor first, he then completed a straight medical internship at the Northwestern University in Chicago, followed by a year of general surgery training at Loyola University in Maywood, IL. Four years of general orthopaedic training at the University of Utah were followed by a microsurgical fellowship at Duke University and a clinical hand fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
He has been in a solo surgical practice of the upper extremity since January 1982. He has been certified and recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has received the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery issued by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and most recently recertified in 2015.
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Medical Internship, Northwestern University
Orthopaedics Residency, University of Utah
Microsurgical Fellowship, Duke University
Hand Surgery Fellowship, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Fellow – The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Idaho Medical Association
American Medical Association
Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery