Kerry Watson is the president of Durham Regional Hospital. Watson previously held the position of senior associate operating officer at Duke University Hospital and chief executive officer of Durham Regional Hospital.
Watson has held significant leadership positions in many clinical service areas within the Duke University Health System over the past 10 years. Prior to Watson’s career at Duke, he served in various leadership positions for six years at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, and prior to that spent 10 years in management positions at Howard University Hospital’s Department of Radiology in Washington, D.C. He also served a term as administrative officer for the Department of Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
He is a graduate of George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in radiology administration and health sciences. He completed graduate degree work at the University of Maryland and earned a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
Watson serves on the board of the Triangle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, and is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.