Undergraduate Degree

  • Princeton University , 2007 , Princeton , NJ

Medical School

  • Emory University School of Medicine , 2012 , Atlanta , GA


  • Emory University School of Medicine , 2013 , Atlanta , GA


  • Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program , 2017 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2018 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

Caring for children is a privilege, and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to help children and their families.


Dr. Colyn Watkins grew up in Wisconsin where he completed high school and enjoyed both sports and the outdoors. For college, he moved east to attend Princeton University where he prepared for a career in medicine. Dr. Watkins completed his medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Boston. He completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program, and went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric othopaedic surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Watkins' clinical focus is pediatric and young adult orthopedic trauma and neuromuscular conditions. His unique interests and skillset allow him to be part of the both the Cerebral Palsy Program as well as the Spina Bifida Program at Boston Children's Hospital, where he treats hip and lower extremity conditions and orthopaedic trauma.x


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  1. Technical note: bone marrow aspirate needle to assist in-situ screw fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2021 Mar 01; 30(2):123-125. View abstract
  2. The Use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Neuromuscular Hip Reconstruction: Can We Alter the Need for Blood Transfusion? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Sep; 40(8):e766-e771. View abstract
  3. Percutaneous leverage technique for reduction of radial neck fractures in children: technical tips. J Child Orthop. 2020 Apr 01; 14(2):118-124. View abstract
  4. Prevalence of Cozen's Phenomenon of the Proximal Tibia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jul; 39(6):e417-e421. View abstract
  5. Natural History of Spastic Hip Disease. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jul; 39(Issue 6, Supplement 1 Suppl 1):S33-S37. View abstract
  6. Surgical Decision-Making in Median Neuropathy Associated with Distal Radius Fractures. J Wrist Surg. 2019 Oct; 8(5):366-373. View abstract
  7. The Relationship Between the Intercrease Line and the A1 Digital Pulley: A Cadaveric Study. Hand (N Y). 2017 05; 12(3):297-300. View abstract
  8. Transfibular Approach to Posterior Malleolus Fracture Fixation: Technique Tip. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr; 37(4):440-5. View abstract
  9. Outcomes data in pain studies: in reply to Barbul and colleagues. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar; 220(3):375. View abstract
  10. Ice packs reduce postoperative midline incision pain and narcotic use: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Sep; 219(3):511-7. View abstract
  11. Nocturnal violence: implications for resident trauma operative experiences. Am Surg. 2012 Jun; 78(6):657-62. View abstract