Paul B. Watkins, M.D.

Director, Hamner-UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences
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B.A., physical chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1975.

M.D., Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, 1979.

Postdoctoral Training:

Internship (Internal Medicine), The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, July 1979 - July 1980.

Residency (Internal Medicine), The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, July 1980 - July 1982.

Clinical Fellow, Medical College of Virginia, McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, July 1982 - July 1983.

Research Fellow, NIH Training Grant, Medical College of Virginia, Division of Environmental Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, July 1983 - July 1984.

Fellowship (Gastroenterology/Hepatology), July 1982 - July 1984.

Special Experience:

Admission Ward Physician, Khao-I-Dang Cambodian Refugee Camp, Thailand, April 1982 - July 1982.


Paul Watkins, M.D., is the Professor of Medicine, Professor of Toxicology, and Professor of Experimental Therapeutics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). As an internationally recognized expert in drug safety, Dr. Watkins has extensive research experience in drug-induced liver injury (DILI), which includes basic investigation in drug metabolism and transport, clinical studies, causation assessment, and regulatory affairs. He has been continuously funded for over 20 years by the National Institutes of Health for basic and translational research, and he is one of the most frequently cited authors in the field of pharmacology.

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