Robert A. Watson III, MD, Venerated Interventional Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist with Abington-Jefferson Health

Get to know Venerated Interventional Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist Dr. Robert A. Watson III, who serves patients in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Watson III is a highly-trained and qualified venerated interventional cardiologist and heart failure specialist. He is currently the Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program at Abington – Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. Abington Hospital- Jefferson Health is a Regional Referral Center within the growing Jefferson Health system which currently is comprised of 14 hospitals in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dr. Watson III is actively involved in Clinical Research involving Heart Failure and coronary artery disease.

Dr. Watson III is involved in many committees at Abington Memorial Hospital, including the Utilization Review Committee, the Fund Development Committee, and the Performance Assessment Committee.

Dr. Watson III completed his undergraduate degree (1978) and his medical degree (1982) at the University of Louisville. He then went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in 1985, followed by his fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1987.

Dr. Watson III holds membership at the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Political Action by Physicians (AMA), and the Heart Failure Society of America.

Dr. Watson III is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Dr. Watson III has received numerous awards and recognitions in his distinguished career. He was named one of the Top Doctors in America by the Center for the Study of Services, America’s Top Physicians by Consumers’ Research Council of America, Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2018 and 2019, Vitals: Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2015 to 2018, and Regional Top Doctor (Castle Connolly) from 2014 to present.

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases. Heart failure (HF), also known as chronic heart failure (CHF), is when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body’s needs. As a venerated interventional cardiologist and heart failure specialist, Dr. Watson III examines patients’ medical histories and assesses their current condition and health to help treat cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Watson III attributes his success to his internal drive and commitment, as well as the support of his family and excellent mentors. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and traveling. His favorite places to vacation are plentiful; however, Scottsdale, Arizona is at the top of his list.

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