Cerebrum MD

Joseph Watson, MD

Board Certified Neurosurgeon located in Tyson's Corner, Vienna, VA

Cerebrum MD in Vienna, Virginia, was founded by board-certified neurosurgeon Joseph Watson, MD, and is dedicated to giving each patient access to innovative neurosurgical solutions. As specialists in neurological care, Dr. Watson and his team strive to provide truly personalized care and helping each patient understand and navigate their treatment options.

Patients choose Cerebrum MD when they need a skilled surgical team with extensive experience in brain tumors, pituitary tumors, and spinal tumors. They perform cerebral bypass surgery to restore blood flow to the brain when circulation is restricted due to a blocked artery. 

At Cerebrum MD, the team also successfully treats some of the most challenging conditions, such as brain aneurysms, trigeminal neuralgia, and brain and spine arteriovenous malformations. They also specialize in minimally invasive spinal surgery, safely treating problems such as spinal stenosis.

When patients need brain surgery, they can rely on comprehensive support from a team that understands the emotional challenges of making difficult decisions. From initial consultation and second opinions to surgery and post-operative care, every patient at Cerebrum MD receives respectful, informed attention and compassionate care.

To schedule an appointment or to find answers to difficult health conditions, call the office today.

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    Claudia Bakir
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  • Elizabeth  Kanianthra, PA-C
    Elizabeth Kanianthra, PA-C
    Physician Assistant


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Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Best Neurosurgeon. He has been my doctor since 2010. He is the best, he has a great bed side manner."

    Mallory T.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Watson is a very Pleasant person with lots of kindness and care. Also he has the best staff."

    Cleon J.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Watson is the best. Wouldn’t let anyone else touch my brain. From his caring and applied attitude, to his knowledge and evident expertise."

    Maged S.
  • Healthgrades

    "I feel like Dr. Watson saved my life. He removed a brain tumor with precision and care and the results were as if nothing every happened!"

    Jeanmarie P.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Watson was friendly and empathic during his initial visit with my father in law and family."

    Marc D.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Watson is an elegant surgeon with a kind demeanor."

    Self-verified patient


Cerebrum MD
8230 Boone Boulevard, Suite 360
Tyson's Corner

Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-659-2458
Fax: 703-748-1010

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Joseph Watson, MD
8230 Boone Boulevard
Suite 360
Vienna, VA 22182