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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Drew Watson, MD, MS, specializes in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Watson is board certified in pediatrics and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. As a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, he provides medical coverage for the Badger men's hockey team, the men's and women's swimming teams, the men's golf team and the softball team. His special interests include the prevention and management of sports-related injuries, as well as performance enhancement in competitive athletes.


Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-8850 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-8850 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatrics
Sports Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Residency Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
Medical School University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Watson's research interests include pediatric exercise physiology, cardiovascular adaptations to exercise and predictors of injury in competitive athletes.

PubMed Articles
Post EG Schaefer DA Biese KM Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR A Comparison of Team Sport Volume Surveyed Between High School and Club Sport Coaches. Orthop J Sports Med . 2019 Apr;7(4):2325967119836484
[PubMed ID: 31001566]
Haraldsdottir K Watson AM Beshish AG Pegelow DF Palta M Tetri LH Brix MD Centanni RM Goss KN Eldridge MW Heart rate recovery after maximal exercise is impaired in healthy young adults born preterm. Eur J Appl Physiol . 2019 Apr;119(4):857-866
[PubMed ID: 30635708]
Post EG Green NE Schaefer DA Trigsted SM Brooks MA McGuine TA Watson AM Bell DR Socioeconomic status of parents with children participating on youth club sport teams. Phys Ther Sport . 2018 Jul;32:126-132
[PubMed ID: 29793120]
Goss KN Beshish AG Barton GP Haraldsdottir K Levin TS Tetri LH Battiola TJ Mulchrone AM Pegelow DF Palta M Lamers LJ Watson AM Chesler NC Eldridge MW Early Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Young Adults Born Preterm. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2018 Jun 26;
[PubMed ID: 29944842]
Brooks MA Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA Wichman DM Watson AM McGuine TA Bell DR Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Youth Club Athletes Toward Sport Specialization and Sport Participation. Orthop J Sports Med . 2018 May;6(5):2325967118769836
[PubMed ID: 29770341]
Watson AM Coutinho C Haraldsdottir K Brickson S Dunn W Eldridge M In-season changes in ventricular morphology and systolic function in adolescent female athletes. Eur J Sport Sci . 2018 May;18(4):534-540
[PubMed ID: 29431592]
Watson A Brickson S Impaired Sleep Mediates the Negative Effects of Training Load on Subjective Well-Being in Female Youth Athletes. Sports Health . 2018 May Jun;10(3):244-249
[PubMed ID: 29420135]
Slatter DA Percy CL Allen-Redpath K Gajsiewicz JM Brooks NJ Clayton A Tyrrell VJ Rosas M Lauder SN Watson A Dul M Garcia-Diaz Y Aldrovandi M Heurich M Hall J Morrissey JH Lacroix-Desmazes S Delignat S Jenkins PV Collins PW O'Donnell VB Enzymatically oxidized phospholipids restore thrombin generation in coagulation factor deficiencies. JCI Insight . 2018 Mar 22;3(6)
[PubMed ID: 29563336]
Haraldsdottir K Watson AM Goss KN Beshish AG Pegelow DF Palta M Tetri LH Barton GP Brix MD Centanni RM Eldridge MW Impaired autonomic function in adolescents born preterm. Physiol Rep . 2018 Mar;6(6):e13620
[PubMed ID: 29595875]
Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA Cadmus-Bertram LA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Youth Sports Coaches Regarding Sport Volume Recommendations and Sport Specialization. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Feb 22;
[PubMed ID: 29481449]
Haraldsdottir K Brickson S Sanfilippo J Dunn W Watson A In-season changes in heart rate recovery are inversely related to time to exhaustion but not aerobic capacity in rowers. Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2018 Feb;28(2):418-424
[PubMed ID: 28649720]
Bell DR Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA McGuine TA Watson AM Brooks MA Sport Specialization Characteristics Between Rural and Suburban High School Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med . 2018 Jan;6(1):2325967117751386
[PubMed ID: 29376086]
Watson AM Sleep and Athletic Performance. Curr Sports Med Rep . 2017 Nov Dec;16(6):413-418
[PubMed ID: 29135639]
Watson A Brickson S Brooks MA Dunn W Preseason Aerobic Fitness Predicts In-Season Injury and Illness in Female Youth Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med . 2017 Sep;5(9):2325967117726976
[PubMed ID: 28904982]
Watson A Brindle J Brickson S Allee T Sanfilippo J Preseason Aerobic Capacity Is an Independent Predictor of In-Season Injury in Collegiate Soccer Players. Clin J Sport Med . 2017 May;27(3):302-307
[PubMed ID: 27347859]
Watson AM Brickson SL Prawda ER Sanfilippo JL Short-Term Heart Rate Recovery is Related to Aerobic Fitness in Elite Intermittent Sport Athletes. J Strength Cond Res . 2017 Apr;31(4):1055-1061
[PubMed ID: 27442334]
Watson A Brickson S Brooks A Dunn W Subjective well-being and training load predict in-season injury and illness risk in female youth soccer players. Br J Sports Med . 2017 Feb;51(3):194-199
[PubMed ID: 27919919]
Watson AM Eickhoff J Nemeth BA Carrel AL In Nonobese Children, Fitness and BMI are Independent Predictors of Fasting Insulin. Pediatr Exerc Sci . 2015 May;27(2):203-7
[PubMed ID: 25875854]
Watson AM Liem RI Lu Z Saville B Acra S Shankar S Buchowski M Longitudinal differences in aerobic capacity between children with sickle cell anemia and matched controls. Pediatr Blood Cancer . 2015 Apr;62(4):648-53
[PubMed ID: 25556359]
Watson AM Kannankeril PJ Meredith M Emergency response planning and sudden cardiac arrests in high schools after automated external defibrillator legislation. J Pediatr . 2013 Dec;163(6):1624-1627.e1
[PubMed ID: 23992676]