As a college student exploring career interests, Dr. Nick Watkins joined a Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital volunteer program. The summer program exposed him to pediatric emergency medicine, including the extraordinary life-saving care involved. The experience prompted him to seek a career in the specialty.
Dr. Watkins earned his medical degree in 2016 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss., (2016). He completed his pediatrics residency and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship (2019) at the University of Tennessee and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Dr. Watkins is now at Le Bonheur as a pediatric emergency medicine physician focused on injury prevention and trauma. He also teaches and mentors fellows, residents and students.
“I decided to pursue the MS in Clinical Investigations to continue working to improve patient care. I hope to learn the necessary skills to design and conduct clinical research, as well as teach others how to do the same.”
Pediatrics Residency, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship - University of Tennessee and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis Tennessee
MD - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi (2016)
Roy, S, Watkins, N, Heck, D. Comprehensive Analysis of Ultrasonic Vocalizations in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome Shows Limited Call Type Specific Deficits. PLOS One, 2012.
Redmond, P, Watkins, N, Dillard, B, Frascogna, M. Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Pediatric Fever. Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. Vol LIX, No 3. March 2018.
Watkins, N. Trick or Treat: Halloween Candy Poisoning. TN Poison Control Center, October 2020.
Watkins, N. Trick or Treat: Halloween Candy Poisoning. TN Poison Control Center, October 2021.
Khetarpal, S, Burgess, A, Watkins, N. Bike Helmet Safety: Use your head to protect your child’s brain. Pittsburg Post-Gazette, June 11, 2022, Op-ed.