Carrie Watson, DO, FACOS

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Board-Certified in General Surgery


“I hope to provide excellent surgical, trauma and critical care for my patients and their families. My goal is to create a safe environment based on communication and treatment of the whole patient. I am passionate about people and treat my patients as if they are family. Trauma and emergency general surgeries are unexpected; I meet people and their family members on the scariest and worst days of their lives. I want to bring comfort and hope on these darkest of days”.


Dr. Carrie Watson is dual board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. She serves as the Trauma Medical Director at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. She grew up in Sand Springs, Oklahoma and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma’s Honors College.

Growing up with a foundation and appreciation for osteopathic medicine, she pursued her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus. She completed residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where she was nationally recognized through the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons with the 2016 Resident Achievement Award. She completed surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Watson is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Prior to her arrival at Piedmont, Dr. Watson practiced at a busy Level II trauma center and served as an assistant professor of trauma and general surgery and as assistant program director for the surgical critical care fellowship in Ocala, Florida. Dr. Watson was honored in 2018 as Ocala Health’s Physician of the Year and twice selected by the general surgery residency to receive the Attending of the Year award, 2018-2019 and 2020-2021. She is a strong supporter of women and has participated on the planning committee for the Women in Surgery National Annual Conference. Dr. Watson emphasizes communication, comradery, and patient-centered care in her practice. She is dedicated further advancing surgical and intensive care through active participation in clinical research as well as regional and national presentations.

In her spare time, Dr. Watson spends time with her family and friends. She loves to paint, dance, listen to music, read, and explore the outdoors with her two Labradors.


  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
    • Instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support
    • Rib fracture chest wall stabilization
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
    • With special interest in ventral hernias, inguinal hernias, and colon resection
  • Surgical Critical Care


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