Daniel Watson - MD, FACS

Daniel Watson - MD, FACS

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My Areas of Practice
Having four children of my own, I greatly enjoy the challenges of treating pediatric patients with ENT disorders.  I also have special interests in surgery for chronic ear problems, nasal and sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer surgery. 

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 1998

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Maple Grove Clinic and Specialty Center
9555 Upland Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Maple Grove Surgery Center
15800 95th Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

BA: St. John's University
Collegeville, MN

MD: University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Surgery Intership: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency: University of Colorado
Denver, CO

American Board of Otolaryngology Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology

Research & Publications

Slack C, Watson DW, et al.  Fungal Mastoiditis in the Immunocompromised Patient.  Arch Otol vol 125, Jan1999

Curry M, Newlon J, Watson DW. Cavernous Sinus Metastasis from Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carinoma.  OtoHNS 1225:567-8  2001

Miller F, Watson DW, Malis D.  Role of the Tongue Base Suspension Suture with the Repose System Bone Screw in the Multilevel Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  OtoHNS  126(4): 392-398  Apr 2002

Lucas J, Salyer R, Watson DW.  Gangrenous Primary Cutaneous Mucormycosis of the Scalp in an Iatrogenically Immunosuppressed Trauma Patient.  OtoHNS  128(6): 912-914  June 2003

Miller F, Watson DW, Boseley M.  The Role of the Genial Bone Advancement Trephine System in Conjunction with Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in the Multilevel Mangement of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  OtoHNS  130 (1): 73-79  Jan 2004

Roofe S, Watson DW.  Otolaryngologic Manifestations of HIV.  ENT Secrets 2nd Ed.  Hanley and Belfus.  2001

Roofe S, Watson DW, Batuello SG.  Pharmacology of Otolaryngology.  ENT Secrets 2nd Ed.  Hanley and Belfus. 2001

Professional Associations & Awards

Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

 American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

 Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology

 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota

Society of Military Otolaryngologists - Lifetime Member

Department Chair - Park Nicollet Otolaryngology 2013- present


I enjoy seeing a variety of patients, both pediatric and adult. I was an officer in the US Army and spent several years teaching military ENT residents at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX .  I traveled frequently to Honduras performing medical mission work for chronic ear disease. I have three teenagers and an 11 year old who keep me busy outside of my practice.  My hobbies include fossil collecting, yoga and rehabbing an old cabin in Hayward, WI.  I recently completed my RYT 200 Yoga Instructor Course and I am a certified yoga instructor.