Robert Watkins IV, M.D.

Robert Watkins IV, M.D.

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Marina Del Rey Hospital 4650 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.8911 $$-$$$$$ - Dr. Robert Watkins IV
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.

Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
Medical Degree

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

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ten Doctors (2012)
  • Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012)
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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

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