Dean Watson, M.D.

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
ember, OneFlorida Steering Committee

Dean Watson, MD, is Vice President/Chief Health Operations Officer at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). In addition to serving on both the OneFlorida Executive Committee and Steering Committee, Dr. Watson currently is a site principal investigator on a PCORnet Health Systems Demonstration Project for OneFlorida, The Impact of Patient Complexity on Healthcare Utilization. Since joining TMH in 1995, Dr. Watson has held numerous leadership roles, including Chief Medical Officer, Inpatient Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program, Medical Director for the TMH hospitalist group, the original Education Director for Internal Medicine at FSU COM and the original Program Director for the FSU COM/TMH Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Watson has been involved in numerous projects focusing on improving outcomes and access to care for high-risk patient populations, including creating the TMH Transition Center, which aims to reduce readmissions and ER visits by providing follow-up care to discharged patients as they transition through recovery to wellness. He also implemented length-of-stay and continuum of care committees, as well as telemedicine and remote monitoring systems. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Medicine and Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Watson also has experience in private practice and was the Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Medical Center.