David T. Watson, M.D.

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“I take great pleasure in seeing people return to previously abandoned activities after successful reconstruction.”

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David T. Watson, M.D., specializes in Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction and Arthritis Surgery. He received his Medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He performed his Orthopaedic Residency and Internship training at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Watson completed his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction at Cornell University Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and his fellowship training for Orthopaedic Trauma at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Watson is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


  • Medical Degree, Dalhousie University
  • Residency, Queen’s University, Orthopaedic
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Orthopedic Trauma
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, Adult Reconstruction

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Had my right hip replaced by Dr Watson on Jan. 8th 2015. Was in St. Joseph hospital 3 1/2 days. Used walker first week then cane for few days then on my own. I have no pain, no limp, everything went perfectly..I was the talk of my whole RV resort. I owe it all to Dr Watson. Would recommend him to everyone.

Susan Brown

Dr. Watson is amazing. He is a gifted surgeon. After two hip replacements and having the second dr. fracture my femur in multiple places Dr. Watson showed such concern for the mess I was left with. After blood work and a CT the picture was clear my last surgeon didn't do the job. I actually had a bone sticking out on the X-Ray. The pain was unbelievable. Dr. Watson spent a lot of time with me and shared his concerns. CT showed it was much worse than I thought. Dr Watson did surgery in April. I do look like the bionic woman but he put me back together. Still have therapy and working hard to be able to walk again. I would never go to anyone else. This man is a trauma surgeon who fixed difficult cases. I am so grateful I found him.

Jill Tartaglione

WOW The best doctor in the world,my hero.I was in a terrible hit and run ccident.Dr.Watson was able to save my leg and my arm.The arm was questionable,but Dr.Watson did it. My family and I give this credit to he lord and Dr.Watson. I will never be able to Thank you enought. Thanks again!

Leana Mace

Dr. Watson treated me in May 2013 for a Right Hip Impingement with amazing results - I returned to Dr. Watson and had the left hip done in December of 2013. I have to say that Dr. Watson's surgery and post operative care has given me my life back - I am a very active 46 year old female who plays golf, loves yard work and walking my dogs 3 miles a day and I now have NO PAIN and increased range of motion - Dr. Watson truly has a gift for helping people. Thank you so much Dr. Watson!

Debbie Talley

Dr Watson found my ankle in 1000 pieces and put me back together good as new. His charming smile put me at ease immediately. He is very professional and instills confidence in you. He also fixed my wrist and I have
Good use of my foot and ankle. He is my HERO.

Linda Smith

Dr. Watson is an outstanding physician. I'm 55 years of age. I needed a total hip replacement when I was 54; other physicians had denied me the sugery but not Dr. Watson. He gave that warm smile and said "let's do it". Today I am doing well and grateful to him and his staff.

Mary J

In December of 2011 Dr Watson and I met by accident. I had fallen at work and ruptured the tendon that attached the hamstring to my pelvis. The hamstring had retracted into my upper leg. Dr Watson performed the surgery to reattach the hamstring to my pelvis. I would refer this man to anyone. I have no side affects and the leg is just a strong as before the accident.
5 and 1/2 months after the surgery I was back to work. I have a physical job (bottled water delivery). I felt so good I even started to go the gym.
Great job Dr. Watson and god bless you and your staff.

Keith Johnson

First of all I would like to thank Dr. David Watson for getting me back on my feet, after breaking my upper left femur and also for putting my family at ease with your cool self confident way. To me your the very best of the best Orthopaedic Surgeon in all Florida. I will definitely recommend you to others. Its really amazing how after 3 months of my accident I'm up and walking, Thanks again Dr. Watson your wonderful!!

Derly Conguta

Dr. Watson is the Best!!!!! I am 54 yr old guy and I needed a total hip replacement. From the start I was at ease. It will be a year in November and I have never felt better. I referred a friend of mine to Dr. Watson and she is having a knee replacement in September. You're the best Dr. Dave and it is always nice to see that big smile it makes us all know we are in good hands.

I cannot thank you enough.

John Widger

Dr. Watson did a awesome  job on my daughters broken leg!!!!:)  Too much for words to Thank him. I was terrified and felt much better knowing she was in good hands!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.