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Stephen B. Williams, MD, MS, FACSStephen B. Williams, MD, MS, FACS
Chief, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery
Medical Director for High Value Care, UTMB Health System


The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is pleased to highlight alumnus Stephen B. Williams, MD, MS, FACS. Dr. Williams received his medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed his medical residency in the Harvard Program in Urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2019, he earned his master’s degree from the Clinical Science Graduate Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

Dr. Williams is the Chief of the Division of Urology, Associate Professor, Robert Earl Cone Endowed Professorship, Director of Urologic Oncology, Director of Urologic Research, Co-Director for the Department of Surgery Clinical Outcomes Research Program, and Medical Director for High Value Care at UTMB. Dr. Williams has made a significant impact on the field of urology through his seminal research in comparative effectiveness and high value-based care regarding prostate and bladder cancer treatments. His most recent articles in JAMA Surgery regarding high-value based bladder cancer care have received widespread attention regarding optimizing outcomes and cost containment for bladder cancer patients. He has previously been invited to present his work at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., to help guide health policy decision-making. His research is supported by a Department of Defense Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Career Development Award (CA160108).

Dr. Williams is currently a member of many professional societies, serves on the board for the Society of Robotic Surgery and the International Bladder Cancer Network, and is Chair for the Société Internationale d’Urologie Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Programme. His research has been awarded Best Research at the 2016 Annual American Urological Association meeting and more recently at the 2018 European Association of Urology Congress. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters dedicated to urologic oncology and health services research. His academic and clinical expertise is reinforced by his clinical skills in advanced urologic oncology including robotics and minimally invasive surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Williams as the GSBS 50th Anniversary October alumnus!

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