Dr. Anthony Watkins, MD

Dr. Anthony Watkins, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Anthony Watkins, MD is a transplant surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in transplant surgery and general surgery.Read his story

The Division of Transplantation Surgery at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

525 E 68th St # Starr

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst

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Dr. Watkins' Experience

Dr. Watkins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Transplant Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Watkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watkins "Anthony Watkins, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Tranplantation Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is an experienced, board-certified surgeon who specializes in kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and minimally-invasive kidney transplantation and dialysis access surgery. Dr. Watkins is actively involved in research in areas relating to organ transplantation primarily related to ischemia/reperfusion, access to transplantation and infectious disease issues related to transplantation. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored 3 book chapters, and given presentations at medical conferences. Dr. Watkins received his B.A. degree from Fisk University, Nashville, and his M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, and spent an additional two years conducting research there in gastrointestinal, liver, kidney and pancreas pathophysiology under the mentorship of Edwin Deitch, M.D. He was also a research fellow at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in Memphis, TN, and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University. Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Watkins was Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Watkins was awarded Distinguished Fellow in 2011 by the American Society of Transplantation/Canadian Society of Transplantation. He won the Golden Apple award for Teaching Excellence in 2008 and 2009. He won the 29th Annual Shock Society New Investigators Award in Shock Research in 2006, and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Resident Award for Teaching and Humanism in Medicine. He is an active member of several prestigious medical societies, including the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and is a Candidate Fellow for the American College of Surgeons. He recently went to Haiti with NOAH-HAA Medical Mission to perform surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watkins "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

1  Conditions Treated

  • Transplant Conditions

4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Umdnj-New Jersey Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Watkins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Watkins happened to be assigned to me by my transplant team, but he was also highly recommended by my dialysis doctor. He's patient, has great bedside manner, and is obviously highly respected by others in the medical industry. His administrative assistant is sharp, organized and positive,...more
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Dr. Watkins was extremely friendly, and knowledgeable, he put me right at ease. Was able to answer all of my questions. Prior to meeting with him I was hesitant about the transplant process. he helped ease my fears by informing me of the benefits of receiving a transplant. Additionally he knew...more
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Excellent doctor. Explain the surgery in a way you can understand it. Patient and respectful.
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Love him he explain everything so that I could understand I was very happy when I left his office I would recommend him he is a person you would want by your side if you are sick
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