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Christopher D. Watt, MD, PhD

Christopher D. Watt, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Watt is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Clinical Pathology, 2008
  • Pathology - Molecular Genetic Pathology, 2009

Description of Clinical Expertise

Molecular Pathology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Medical Association, Member, National American Society for Clinical Pathology, Fellow Member, International Association for Molecular Pathology, Associate Member, International College of American Pathologists, Fellow Member, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Watt is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Hiemenz MC, Kadauke S, Lieberman DB, Roth DB, Zhao J, Watt CD, Daber RD, Morrissette JJ: Building a robust tumor profiling program: Synergy between next-generation sequencing and targeted single-gene testing. PLoS One 11 (4): 2016.

Cambor C, Roth D, Loundas C, Heuer M, Watt C, Montone K, Sesok-Pizzini D: Development of a dynamic leadership curriculum to enhance residency education in pathology and laboratory medicine. Modern Pathology 29 (S2): 2016.

Nybakken G, Canaani J, Darshan R, Morrissette J, Watt CD, Shah N, Smith C, Bagg A, Carroll M, and Perl A: Quizartinib elicits differential responses that correlate with karyotype and genotype of the leukemic clone. Leukemia : epub ahead of print,2015.

Roth JJ, Gentile CS, Sayer D, Nielsen D, Van Deerlin VM, Alby KA, and Watt CD: Evaluation of the Roche Cobas Liat influenza A/B assay: the effects of Liat implementation in the clinical laboratory and a comparison of results to a laboratory developed real-time PCR assay. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 17 (6): 784,2015.

Luskin MR, Huen AO, Brooks S, Stewart C, Watt CD, Morrissette J, Lieberman DB, Bagg A, Rosenbach M, Perl AE: NPM1 mutation is associated with leukemia cutis in acute myeloid leukemia with monocytic features. Haematologica 100 (10): e412-414,2015.

Roth JJ, Gentile C, Nielsen D, Van Deerlin VM, Watt CD, and Alby K: Performance of the Roche cobas Liat Influenza A/B assay compared to laboratory developed real-time PCR. 31st Clinical Virology Symposium : 2015.

Wei S, Baloch ZW, Gentile C, Shah M, Hiemenz MC and Watt CD: Diff-Quik stained cytology smear slides as primary or supplemental source for molecular analysis. Modern Pathology 28 (S2): 2015.

O'Rourke, J: New year brings overhaul of CPT test codes for HPV: Trio of new codes differentiate HPV genotypes by cancer risk. LabRoots Daily : 2015.

Hiemenz MC, Kadauke S, Watt CD, Morrissette J and Daber R: Building a robust tumor profiling program: synergy between next generation sequencing panels and targeted single gene assays. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 16 (6): 2014.

Azzato E, Gentile C, Carpenter H, Siegel D and Watt CD: Successful red blood cell genotyping from leukoreduced packed red blood cell tubing segments. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 16 (6): 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104