23622-Watson, Gordon

Gordon A. Watson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

535 Barnhill Drive, RT 041

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Gordon Watson serves as a Radiation Oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Watson also serves in the position of Vice-Chair and Medical Director for the department. He has distinguished himself within the field of Neuro-Oncology and, specifically, Sterotactic Radiosurgery with multiple peer review journal articles, book chapters and national presentations. Since arriving in Indianapolis he has helped develop the Sterotactic Body Radiosurgery program at IU Health West Hospital. 

Key Publications

Majer J., Jensen RL, Shrieve DC, Watson GA, et.al. Biochemotherapy of metastatic melanoma in patients with or without newly diagnosed brain metastases. Cancer, 2007 Sep 15:110(6):1329-37. 

Samlowski WE, Watson GA, et.al. Multimodality treatment of melanoma brain metastases incorporating sterotactic radiosurgery. Cancer, 2007 May 1:109(9):1855-62. 

Wendland MM, Shrieve DC, Watson GA, Chin SS, Blumenthal DT. Extraneural metastatic medulloblastoma in an adult. J Neurooncol. 2006 Jun:78(2):191-6. Epub 2006 Apr 6. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
  • Vice Chairman and Medical Director
  • Education
    1990 PhD University of Miami
    1989 MD University of Miami
    1982 BS Michigan State University
  • Research

    Head and Neck Cancer

    Lung Cancer

    Nervous System Cancer

    Radiation Therapy

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for Cancer Research
    American College of Radiation Oncology
    American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology ASTRO
    Children's Oncology Group
    International Sterotactic Radiosurgery Society
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Radiology - Radiation Oncology*
  • Clinical Interests

    Nervous System Cancer

    Head and Neck Cancer

    Lung Cancer

    Pediatric Cancer

  • Awards
    Org: Simon Cancer Center
    Desc: Physician of the Year 2018
    Scope: University
    Date: 2019-01-30
    Org: American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
    Desc: Translational Research Fellowship
    Scope: National
    Date: 2001-01-01
    Org: Wake Forest School of Medicine
    Desc: Physician Scientist Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 1997-01-01
    Org: American College of Radiation Oncology
    Desc: American College of Radiation Oncology Fellowship Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 1995-01-01

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