Robert Watkins IV, M.D.
Robert Watkins IV, M.D., is co-director of Marina Spine Center and Chairman of the Surgery Department at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Dr. Watkins is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, computer-assisted surgery, spinal-deformity treatment, and disc replacement. Dr. Watkins earned his medical degree at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the L.A. County/USC General Hospital. He then worked as a traveling fellow in Europe, specializing in artificial-disc replacement and scoliosis surgery. Over the past decade, he has lectured on spine issues to doctors, patient groups, athletic trainers, and physical therapists; led research teams that have published studies; and taught surgeons on specialized techniques. He is the spine consultant to many Los Angeles sports teams, and has treated professional, college, and high school athletes from all over the country.
Procedures Dr. Robert Watkins IV Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital
Education & Training
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery - Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK - Spine
European and United States traveling fellowship