Christopher M. Watson, MD

Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


Christopher M. Watson, MD, FACS, was born in Atlanta, Georgia and received his undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry from Kennesaw State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery training at Palmetto Health Richland and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Prior to completing a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Virginia Health System, Dr. Watson served as a general surgeon at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Surgery

EducationMercer University School of Medicine

ResidencyPalmetto Health USC School of Medicine

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.