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Dr. Clifton Watt is a cardiologist who cares for adults with a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including patients with advanced conditions. He also provides preventive cardiac care. He has a particular interest in cardiac imaging technologies, such as echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, vascular ultrasound and nuclear cardiology.

Watt earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He then completed a fellowship in internal medicine at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of California, Davis.

Watt is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

In his free time, Watt enjoys going to the gym.

  • Education

    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

  • Residencies

    Keck School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships

    UC Davis, Cardiology

    Harbor–UCLA, Internal Medicine

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    413 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 02, 2023
    Nov 28, 2023
    Very very helpful all the way up until the end of my visit.
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr Watt is an excellent doctor with a remarkable ability to communicate with patients.
    Nov 02, 2023
    Feelings don't matter.
    Oct 26, 2023
    Cardiologist was very optimistic and hopeful
    Oct 25, 2023
    Good welcome and courtesy from my arrival to my departure
    Oct 18, 2023
    I don make recommendations
    Oct 09, 2023
    Dr Watt is exceptional in his concern for patients and willingness to listen
    Oct 03, 2023
    Dr. Watt is very patient and answers all my questions and includes me in the treatment plan
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr Watt is awesome. I always feel very heard and supported. He obviously thinks about my care and tailors treatment to me and my issues and not some generic "average patient
    Sep 21, 2023
    What I especially like about Dr. Watt is that he is very present. He truly listens and and considers what I say. He also has a sense of humor.
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Watt was very attentive to my many concerns and as a result we came up with a plan for the future that involves my trying to go on statins again. I think with other doctors I might not have considered restarting statins owing to my original experience with them and my general anxieties. Therefore I left the appointment feeling upbeat and also I noticed that my anxiety about my cardio condition had been significantly reduced. Cheers to Dr. Watt
    Sep 12, 2023
    Very thorough explained everything & was friendly
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr. Clifton Watt spent plenty of time to get to know my condition. His questions were many and persistent about the details of the symptoms I saw and he checked my breathing swollen parts of my body and heart activities thoroughly. He agreed with the prognosis of my earlier doctor and advised me to continue on the same medication. As a patient I am not a dramatic case but I am assured that I will be supported by his knowledge and sincerity for the remaining years of my life.
    Sep 08, 2023
    I thought Dr Watt was very interested in helping me get on the right track to restore revive and maintain a healthy heart
    Jul 28, 2023
    I felt that the doctor did not listen to me well and was not open to dialogue regarding the origins of my symptoms and the possible explanations for the symptoms. Instead it seemed that his preconceived notions prevented him from being open to actually considering what I had to say.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr Watt is a genuine kind attentive & thorough Physician. I'm lucky that he is apart of my care team at UCSF.
    Jul 19, 2023
    Dr Watt always listen to my every question and response appropriately. Dr Watt listen to and responses to whoever comes with me on my visits.
    Jul 09, 2023
    Dr. Watt is attentive concerned and thoroughly engaged in listening and evaluating what I am saying. He relieved my concerns about an experience I had had and addressed ongoing experiences I'm having.
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr. Watt is a great MD listens and explains. It takes too long to get an appointment nurse refuse to refill medications because I did not see Dr WATT for almost a year even though she knew I was under vascular Surgery's care for a popliteal bypass. When I filed a complain my medications were prescribed.Nurse had difficulty at appointment obtaining an EKG because I did not want her to shave my chest hair so another nurse had to be called in who had no difficulty obtaining an EKG without shaving my chest hair.
    Jun 21, 2023
    All very good
    Jun 21, 2023
    I thought Dr. Watt was kind and he inspired confidence in me regarding his expertise and his recommendations.
    Jun 17, 2023
    Once the provider arrived all was fine. Problem is delay in exam room. Perhaps dept needs addition providers?
    Jun 09, 2023
    Both helpful and good knowledge of heart monitoring devices used for sports. A bonus
    Jun 07, 2023
    Dr Watt is very smart and thorough. Always very friendly and I feel very at ease. I can ask him any question and he discusses it with me. He spends quality time with me and I know exactly what the plan is when I leave. He is my favorite doctor and I have quite a few
    Jun 06, 2023
    Dr Watt was wonderful. Careful thorough.
    Jun 06, 2023
    Dr Watt was extremely patient kind and informative. He patiently Fielded all of my questions. I really appreciate being his patient.
    May 23, 2023
    Very responsive and explained everything very clearly
    May 17, 2023
    Very good thank you very much!
    May 17, 2023
    Dr. Watt gave very thorough and complete answers to very pointed questions. I very much appreciate that.
    Apr 26, 2023
    Dr. Watt was friendly answered my questions was pleased I'm doing well
    Apr 22, 2023
    Dr. C. Watt was wonderful. He was thorough & showed complete understanding & concern about my health issues. Can't say enough good things about this experience with him & UCSF.
    Apr 22, 2023
    Dr. Watt is very experienced and good. He took much longer time than initially allocated for my visit and patiently went through all my questions.
    Mar 21, 2023
    He is the best cardiologist ever.
    Mar 19, 2023
    Dr. Watt was outstanding. Very warm and empathetic and extremely knowledgeable and competent.
    Mar 12, 2023
    Dr. Watt did a great job of listening to all the background information on my father's condition that I shared. He explained well any steps he was taking during the visit. I feel it was a very useful and efficient visit.
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr Watt is great!
    Feb 25, 2023
    Absolutely great the best doctor ever.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Great all over
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr Watt is an exceptional doctor.
    Feb 02, 2023
    Excellent! Visit very helpful.
    Jan 24, 2023
    I'm very impressed with Dr. Watt's bedside manner and knowledge about my issues. He's an outstanding cardiologist -
    Jan 19, 2023
    Dr Watt is an extremely good doctor. Always on top of my health needs.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Best doctors ever.
    Jan 10, 2023
    Dr Watt was very professional and made me very comfortable during our visit
    Jan 07, 2023
    Dr. Watt has good communication skills and was vey helpful.
    Dec 28, 2022
    Dr. C. Watt is a very good physician. He understood my concerns & provided me with reassurance about my cardiac issues.
    Dec 21, 2022
    My appointment with Doctor Watt was just like every other appointment I've had with him Perfect.
    Dec 20, 2022
    Dr. Watt was patient and answered all of my questions. I did not feel rushed at all.
    Dec 13, 2022
    He was very patient informative supportive. Really the ideal appointment.
    Dec 10, 2022
    I don't recommend doctors to friends. Everyone has their own arrangements.
    Dec 07, 2022
    Dr watt is excellent one of the best I've ever had in all ways.
    Nov 12, 2022
    Perfect experience
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr watt always shares pertinent information about my condition. He is an excellent physician. You are lucky to have him!!
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr Watt wanted to make very clear that certain questions I had could be discussed with my pcp so even though they related to my heart he did not want to discuss them. He was not unfriendly but I got the impression he thought he was important and once we determined I did not have serious heart issues now he had better things to do although I am still worried because both my parents had serious heart problems.
    Oct 30, 2022
    Dr. Watt treated me extremely well!
    Oct 29, 2022
    Very combative and argumentative. Made me feel unwelcome and when I asked him to please stop treating me this way he would not make any adjustments to the conversation so that we might have a productive appointment. After he refused to adjust his demeanor I ended the appointment and left. My partner was in the room most of the appointment but she left because she was I comfort with him as well. I do not want to pay for this appointment.
    Oct 13, 2022
    I wish all doctors were ;ike Dr. Watt.
    Oct 08, 2022
    So happy to have Dr. Watt as my provider. He is kind and caring and listens and has suggestions for my health care. He is truly exceptional.
    Oct 04, 2022
    Dr Watt was excellent & very nice.
    Sep 25, 2022
    Dr. Watt goes above and beyond he listens to our concerns ask questions and come up with solution and suggestions. He takes time to explain how things work explains the condition and how medications works.
    Sep 18, 2022
    The Doctor is great. Next time would like to be informed about how long the wait be.
    Aug 31, 2022
    He was great he explained everything to me very thorough even when over it a couple times if I didn't understand it and it seemed to really care about my problem very friendly nice and not judgmental.
    Aug 25, 2022
    I think he could have a better background than a blank wall. Often I only saw half of his face.
    Aug 09, 2022
    Very thorough and considerate of any concerns that I had. Excellent communication.
    Aug 04, 2022
    Excellent experience. All the best.Thank you.
    Jul 31, 2022
    Dr. Watt's recommendation of undergoing through a battery of tests and labs to help to get in to the bottom of the why I keep having palpitations instead of the just medicating whenever it happens without really knowing the reason for it happening.
    Jul 18, 2022
    Great visit. Had my problem listen to & gave advice on my action.
    Jul 13, 2022
    This clinic is entirely lacking In good customer service or sympathetic bedside manner -- from the staff or doctors. It took months to get an appointment and then another two months for tests to be scheduled and completed. And then -- despite me experiencing very real heart abnormalities (confirmed by tests he ordered) Dr. Clifton Watt was completely dismissive of my concerns and symptoms and entirely unhelpful in figuring out an effective way to manage the issues identify a root cause and get some relief. He couldn't get out of the appointment fast enough passing the buck on my (yes admittedly complex) issues to other specialists. My primary care provider was more helpful and certainly more compassionate. Don't waste your time here if you need specialty care or help for any complex issues.
    Jun 09, 2022
    May 30, 2022
    This was a first visit for classic Angina symptoms. Dr. Watt listened and explained everything. Quickly scheduled follow up stress test and then Angiogram.
    May 26, 2022
    First visit with this provider and it was a Visio visit. Scheduled an in person evaluation.
    May 11, 2022
    Apr 15, 2022
    Dr. Watt is an excellent doctor listens to you and very knowledgeable. A++
    Apr 06, 2022
    Dr. Watt is especially attentive to comments and questions always clear in his responses and certain to determine if I have any further questions/issues.
    Mar 17, 2022
    Experience was excellent good
    Mar 11, 2022
    Excellent happy to have him as a health partner.
    Feb 08, 2022
    I am very pleased with my first visit to a UCSF medical facility and with Dr. Clifton Watt. This was my also my first first visit with a cardiologist. I felt valued was comfortable and I am in very capable hands. Thank you!