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Bradley Richard Watkins, M.D.

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  • Office Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians-Downtown Bethesda

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)



Internal Medicine, Primary Care

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Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Downtown Bethesda

Appointment Phone: 240-235-9100
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814 map
Phone: 240-235-9100 | Fax: 410-367-2197


Bradley R. Watkins, M.D., is the office medical director at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Downtown Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Watkins serves as an internist and primary care physician, and is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Watkins received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 

Dr. Watkins previously served at the VA Medical Center, where he was the disability rating examiner for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. He completed a research internship at the Center for Primary Care, Preventions and Clinical Partnerships, where he co-authored an evidence review of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. He also conducted a research internship at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital Department of Microbiology and was the Bone Densitometry Clinic Manager at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Watkins also served rotations in Lilongwe, Malawi and Korror, Palau. 

Dr. Watkins has created enrichment courses and served as a preceptor for medical residents. He has published articles and abstracts.

Dr. Watkins has been named a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine and received the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award. more


  • Office Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians-Downtown Bethesda



  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2004)


  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / General Internal Medicine (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Lin, K; Watkins, B; Johnson, T; Rodriguez, JA; Barton, MB. "Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry: Summary of the Evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force." Annals. 2008, 148: 535-543.

Michelson, P; Watkins, B; Webber, S; Wadowsky, R; Michaels, M. "Screening for PTLD in Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Recipients by Measuring EBV DNA Load in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Using Real Time PCR." Pediatric Transplantation. 2008, 12(4) 64-8.

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine, 2015

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