Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Women's Cardiovascular Disease| Cardiology
Average rating: 4.9
(130 ratings)  
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westwood Specialty Care
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 365
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.


English, Spanish


Medical Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004


Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991


PhD, UCLA School of Medicine Dept of Physiology, 1998
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1989

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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