Dr. Katherine Watson

(757) 668-7243
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Residency: Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt

Fellowship: Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt


Dr. Watson comes to Hampton Roads to pursue a lifelong academic career in pediatric hematology oncology, and draws her greatest inspiration from working closely with her patients and families. Her clinical interests are supportive care, general oncology, hematology, leukemia, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and vascular anomalies. 

Dr. Watson arrived at CHKD after spending the previous six at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she was a clinical fellow in pediatric hematology and oncology. During her time there she became interested in health literacy and excellence in health communication, completing a masters in public health at Vanderbilt to further her expertise in health services research.

She also graduated Suma Cum Laude from Clemson University.

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Pediatrics
  • Children's Oncology Group
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Honors and Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs" 2020, 2021
A Note From Dr. Watson

"It is a great privilege to care for children, especially when they might be ill. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with excellent colleagues at CHKD, and provide the highest quality care for the families of Hampton Roads."