Tom Watson

Dr Tom Watson was appointed to Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist in 2014.


Dr Watson specialises in general paediatric body radiology, and has special interests in:

  • Abdominal MRI and ultrasound for assessment of oncological, infectious and inflammatory disorders
  • MRI and ultrasound of the small and large bowel 
  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound.


Dr Watson completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Birmingham. After completing posts at University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, he completed his general radiology training on the Leeds and West Yorkshire Radiology training scheme.

He completed sub-specialty training in paediatric radiology with a fellowship at Great Ormond Street from 2012–2013. Dr Watson completed his second fellowship in paediatric diagnostic and interventional radiology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada from 2013–2014.

Research Interests

  • Ultrasound and MRI techniques in bowel imaging
  • Radiology in the assessment and diagnosis of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease
  • Applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in paediatric oncology.
Dr Watson is the Junior Representative for the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) and provides peer review for journals including Pediatric Radiology, British Journal of Radiology and the European Journal of Radiology.

Recent publications

Pichler J, Watson T, McHugh K, Hill S. (2015) Prevalence of gallstones compared in children with different intravenous lipids. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 61(2): 253–9.

Urquia A, Watson T, Arthurs O. (2015) Radiographic Appearances of Uncommon Paediatric Implants and Devices. Pediatric Radiology, 45(6): 905–14.

Watson T, Olsen O. (2015) Fusion and subtraction in body MRI. Pediatric Radiology, 45: 273–82.

Watson T, Arthurs O, Muthialu N, Calder A. (2014) Multi-Detector Thoracic CT findings in Cerebro-Costo-Mandibular syndrome: rib gaps and failure of costo-vertebral separation. Skeletal Radiology, 43: 263–6.

Watson T, Martinez E, Kraft JK, Crabbe D, Chetcuti P. (2012) Renal lymphangiomatosis, Interrupted IVC with persistent primitive hepatic plexus and multiple anomalous venous channels. Part of an overlap syndrome? Pediatric Radiology, 42: 253–6.



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