Muhammad A. Wattoo, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine of Ithaca, PC
muhammad A. Wattoo, MD, FACP
Information about Dr. Wattoo, an Internist:
Internal Medicine specialists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the medical spectrum. As an Internist, Dr. Wattoo, is trained to handle common and rare cases, as well as simple and complex cases. He helps his patients stay as active as possible even with chronic illnesses or when several different illnesses strike at the same time. Dr. Wattoo provides care for the Whole Patient and offers patients an understanding of wellness and disease prevention.
In addition, when other medical specialists, such as surgeons or obstetricians, are involved, Dr. Wattoo coordinates the care and manages difficult medical problems associated with that care.
About Dr. Wattoo's medical career:
Dr. Wattoo opened Internal Medicine of Ithaca in 2007. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with Weill-Cornell Medical College, teaching medical students during their clinical clerkships in Ithaca. Dr. Wattoo has also been involved in leadership roles at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca. He was the Chairman of the Department of Medicine for two years and Vice Chairman for 2 years.
Before coming to Ithaca, Dr. Wattoo was a faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency program at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with SUNY Upstate Medical University. During his tenure at Robert Packer Hospital, Dr. Wattoo was awarded the Faculty of the Year award in 2007.
Dr. Wattoo completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania - Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He received his medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan.
*What does FACP mean after Dr. Wattoo’s name?
It means that Dr. Wattoo is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest society of internists in the world. Fellows of ACP are a distinguished group of doctors dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research. Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Fellowship in ACP is a mark of distinction that says that Dr. Wattoo has made special efforts to be a better doctor through activities such as teaching, hospital appointments, public service, continuing medical education, publishing scientific articles, and advanced training. Ultimately, it says Dr. Wattoo cares about delivering high-quality health care.