STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Keith Watson

There are many opportunities in March to attend the CJ STEMM Idol Speaker series.

Whether you’ve attended all the 2014-15 homeroom sessions or if this is your first one, do not miss out on these unique opportunities to take an inside look at future college and career paths from professionals living them out.

On Tuesday, Mar. 3, all students were invited as Dr. Keith Watson visited from the Premier Health Specialists office in Yellow Springs. The veteran board certified OB/GYN has practiced medicine locally for almost 35 years, but don’t consider this doc “old school.”

Dr. Watson serves his patients by implementing innovative, minimally invasive techniques. He was one of the first Dayton physicians in the field to perform robotic assisted surgeries using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System and now helps train his colleagues in robotic procedures.

A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston, Dr. Watson completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He currently leads a staff of five.

While talking with students, Dr. Watson spoke about his mission trips overseas helping others in the health care field. "To me it's not a job, it's a profession," Dr. Watson said.

He also shared his passion for providing minimally invasive surgeries, which he is able to do with the  da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Students were able to see the robot in action as a video showed how the machine can peel the skin off a grape.

Dr. Watson's dedication for the robotic program was felt by the students who were eager to learn more about the system after his presentation was completed.

Are you interested in becoming a CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Series presenter? Contact Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, at (937) 461-3740 x487, or at