Katherine Watson, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology



Medical School:

Wake Forest School of Medicine


Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt


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.

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Docs” 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Community Involvement and Memberships:

American Medical Association

American Association of Pediatrics

Children's Oncology Group

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7243



CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518



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