Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Women's Cardiovascular Disease| Cardiology
Primary Location
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Services
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Karol Watson is an attending cardiologist and a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is Director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center, the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Watson is a principal investigator for several large National Institutes of Health research studies including the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study and the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association. She is also a Board member of the American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, and Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board for Womenheart, the largest national organization for women survivors of heart disease.


Medical Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004


UCLA School of Medicine, 1997


UCLA School of Medicine, 1992


UCLA School of Medicine, 1991


Harvard Medical School, MD, 1989