Jeffrey Watkins, MD FACS

Dr. Watkins is a general surgeon who has specialized training in minimally invasive and gastrointestinal surgery. His goal is to view each patient as an individual with unique healthcare needs. He believes wellness and improvement in quality of life should be the primary goal of each visit. Establishing relationships with patients and seeing the change in their life after successful therapy is the highlight of his practice.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned a Doctor of Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed a general surgery residency at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas and went on to train an additional year in the Advanced Gastrointestinal surgery fellowship program at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA devoted to esophageal/thoracic surgery and advanced endoscopy. His interests lie in esophageal surgery, endoscopy, and general surgery. He commonly treats reflux disease, esophageal motility/swallowing disorders, cancers of the alimentary tract, hernias, diaphragmatic/thoracic endometriosis, peritoneal dialysis catheter access and other general surgical issues. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and member of the Society for American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

He enjoys spending free time with his wife and 3 boys, cycling, snowboarding and music. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Jeffrey Watkins is accepting new patients at our NW Portland and Vancouver locations.


NWMIS makes it easy to get to us no matter where you are in the Portland or Vancouver metropolitan areas. We have three convenient locations where we practice. We love seeing patients, so please feel free to visit during regular business hours.

Vancouver Columbia Medical Plaza

8614 East Mill Plain Blvd Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98664 Get Directions

Providence Tanasbourne

10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 212 Hillsboro, OR 97124 Get Directions

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

1040 NW 22nd Ave Suite 470 Portland, OR 97210 Get Directions
Give us a call today and we’ll let doctors Daniel Tseng, Jeffrey Watkins, Sabrina Drexel, or Paul Kaminsky know we have a patient ready for their gentle and expert service.