Robert Watkins IV, M.D., is co-director of Marina Spine Center and Chairman of the Surgery Department at 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 Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Internship(s)
Residency(ies)

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship(s)

Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery - Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK - Spine

European and United States traveling fellowship



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Orthopaedic Association California Orthopaedic Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society Scoliosis Research Society