William D. Watson, MD


A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, I earned my medical degree and doctor of philosophy in neuroscience from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). I then completed an internship in internal medicine at Bethesda Naval Hospital, followed by a three-year neurology residency at the National Capital Consortium.

I served as chair of the Department of Neurology at Bethesda Naval, an associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at USUHS, chairman of the USUHS Department of Neurology as well as director of the USUHS neurology labs.

My clinical focus is general neurology. My research interests are broad, and my most recent works are focused on the neuropathology of traumatic brain injury, impairment of the aspartate-malate shuttle in rats and the improvement of cognitive performance with the ketogenic diet after brain injury. I serve on the editorial board for two journals and brings extensive publication and presentation experience to Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.

I am now practicing neurology at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.

Faculty rank

Professor of Neurology


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.

National Naval Medical Center/National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, Md.

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology


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