Dr. Joseph Watson founded Cerebrum MD with a vision to combine cutting-edge neurosurgical innovations with a practice dedicated to personalized patient care. Cerebrum MD is committed to helping patients understand and navigate their treatment options. From initial consultation and second opinions to surgery and post-operative care every patient receives respectful, informed attention.
Dr. Joseph Watson
Elizabeth Kanianthra PA-C
Elizabeth Kanianthra performed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech. She attended the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences where she studied to become a Physician Assistant. Elizabeth has 20 plus years of experience as a Physician Assistant. For the past seven years, Elizabeth has specialized in neurosurgery. She was Chief PA at Fairfax Hospital for four years where she developed and managed a team of neurosurgery PAs and covered nine neurosurgeons. As a neurosurgical physician assistant, she has cared for patients with a variety of neurosurgical diseases and injuries. She specializes in pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care. She is highly efficient at managing complex patients in a thoughtful and compassionate manner. Elizabeth enjoys providing care and education to patients, guiding the patient through their care and achieving a better quality of life.
Patients often say Cerebrum MD makes them feel at home, and that is because of Claudia; she runs the office with a nurturing attitude that serves to make patients comfortable. Although she is a native of Northern Virginia, she is also fluent in Spanish. She is our problem solver in the office and will get things done. When calling for a visit, she will take care of you.
When not in the office, Claudia is running around with her three boys, coaching basketball, or cooking up culinary delights. Somehow she finds time to volunteer at two of our local Catholic Schools. She has the kind heart that the rest of us at Cerebrum MD aspire to emulate.