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Runa D. Watkins

Runa D. Watkins M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Location: UMMC, N5W68
Phone: 410-328-0812
Fax: 410-328-1072

Personal History:

Dr. Watkins earned her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Florida and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Mercer University, Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Watkins, then, completed her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Miami. She is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric gastroenterology.

Research Interests:

Nutrition, Allergy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Clinical Speciality:

Pediatric Gastroenterology


Codina R, Lockey RF, Diwadkar R, Mobly L, Godfrey S. (2003) Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) application and vacuum cleaning, a combined strategy to control house dust mites. Allergy 58:318-24.

Wald FA, Forteza R, Diwadkar Watkins R, Mashukova A, Duncan R, Abreu MT, Salas, PJ. (2011) Aberrant expression of the polarity complex atypical PKC and non-muscle myosin IIA in active and inactive inflammatory bowel disease. Virchows Arch 459:331-338.

Watkins RD, Neri D, Miller TL. (2012) Nutritional Evaluation and Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome. In: A Comprehensive Overview of Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome and Related Health Consequences. Lipshultz SE, Miller TL and Messiah SE. (eds), Springer Publishers, New York, NY.