Andrew M. Watson, MD  
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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

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
Benton JZ Lodh A Watson AM Tingen MS Terris MK Wallis CJD Klaassen Z The association between physician trust and smoking cessation: Implications for motivational interviewing. Prev Med . 2020 Jun;135:106075
[PubMed ID: 32247011]
Goss KN Haraldsdottir K Beshish AG Barton GP Watson AM Palta M Chesler NC Francois CJ Wieben O Eldridge MW Association Between Preterm Birth and Arrested Cardiac Growth in Adolescents and Young Adults. JAMA Cardiol . 2020 May 20;
[PubMed ID: 32432648]
Kliethermes SA Nagle K Côté J Malina RM Faigenbaum A Watson A Feeley B Marshall SW LaBella CR Herman DC Tenforde A Beutler AI Jayanthi N Impact of youth sports specialisation on career and task-specific athletic performance: a systematic review following the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Collaborative Research Network's 2019 Youth Early Sport Specialisation Summit. Br J Sports Med . 2020 Feb;54(4):221-230
[PubMed ID: 31740483]
Post EG Biese KM Schaefer DA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR Sport-Specific Associations of Specialization and Sex With Overuse Injury in Youth Athletes. Sports Health . 2020 Jan Feb;12(1):36-42
[PubMed ID: 31724908]
Watson A Mjaanes JM COUNCIL ON SPORTS MEDICINE AND FITNESS. Soccer Injuries in Children and Adolescents. Pediatrics . 2019 Nov;144(5)
[PubMed ID: 31659001]
Post EG Schaefer DA Biese KM Cadmus-Bertram LA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR A Comparison of Emergency Preparedness Between High School Coaches and Club Sport Coaches. J Athl Train . 2019 Oct;54(10):1074-1082
[PubMed ID: 31633408]
Watson A Brickson S Relationships Between Sport Specialization, Sleep, and Subjective Well-Being in Female Adolescent Athletes. Clin J Sport Med . 2019 Sep;29(5):384-390
[PubMed ID: 31460952]
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]
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 Dec 15;198(12):1549-1558
[PubMed ID: 29944842]
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]
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]
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