Enid News and Eagle
Dr. Kenneth L. Watts, M.D., was among 1,377 initiates from around the world who became fellows of the American College of Surgeons last month during convocation ceremonies at the college’s 2012 annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.
Watts received a medical doctorate in 2002 from the University of North Dakota and currently practices at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. In 2008, Watts attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery. He has a strong professional interest in general surgery and holds memberships in other professional societies, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
An applicant for fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the college; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice in the same geographic location for at least one year at the time of his or her application.
Before admission into fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a fellow of the college must be approved by three-fourths of its board of regents.