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Med Center Health is proud to welcome Patricia Watson, M.D. to our Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine Specialists team.  

Dr. Watson's passion for humanity and infectious diseases guided her career. From research into widespread diseases like Tuberculosis and HIV to changing the impact diseases have on our world.

As the latest specialist added to our team, Dr. Watson gives communities we serve access to high level expertise. Also, with our commitment to high-quality care, our doctors are able to spend time with you, making sure you have the safest, most personalized care needed to achieve the best results.

Dr. Watson earned her medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is fellowship trained in Infectious Diseases at University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Watson is board certified in Internal Medicine.



Dr. Watson joins Rebecca Shadowen, M.D. and Iass El Lakkis, M.D.


Rebecca Shadowen, M.D., FACP, FSHEA
earned her medical degree at the University of Louisville. She completed her residency training at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is fellowship trained in Infectious Disease at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Shadowen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.







Iass El Lakkis, M.D.
earned his medical degree at Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine in Syria. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas. He is fellowship trained in Infectious Disease at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. Dr. El Lakkis is board certified in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America.