Urology Surgery Faculty

Williams
Stephen B. Williams, MD, MS, FACS Chief, Division of Urology
Professor, Urology and Radiology (Tenured)
Robert Earl Cone Professorship
Director of Urologic Oncology
Director of Urologic Research
Co-Director Department of Surgery Clinical Outcomes Research Program
Medical Director for High Value Care, UTMB Health System

About Stephen B. Williams, MD

  • Medical School: The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Internship:
    Harvard Program in Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

    Residency:
    Harvard Program in Urology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

    Fellowship:
    Urologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

    Graduate School: MS in Clinical Science, Health Services Research Track, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 

  • Clinical Interests: Dr. Williams is the Director of Urologic Oncology. His clinical practice focuses on urologic cancers and specifically bladder cancer. He has a dedicated focus towards the multidisciplinary management of urologic cancers including the treatment of bladder, prostate, and testicular cancers which is supported by his research expertise in these areas.

    Research Interests: Dr. Williams has expertise in health services research. His seminal research in comparative effectiveness regarding prostate cancer treatments has fueled his more recent interest in regards to discerning bladder cancer treatment patterns and optimizing outcomes. His research has been presented at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (previously known as the Institute of Medicine). He serves on numerous editorial boards and has >120 publications in high impact journals including JAMA Surgery which will help pave the way for further understanding and optimizing the care we deliver to patients.

    Research Activities:
    Active: 
    Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Career Development Award (CA160108) "Risk of Bladder Cancer According to Agent Orange Exposure" PI: Stephen B. Williams, MD

    Past: Center for Radiation Oncology Research Grant "Trends, Utilization and Risk of Hospitalization, Toxicity and Outcomes Following Radiotherapy Compared to Other Primary Treatments for Prostate Cancer" PI: Stephen B. Williams, MD; The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Institute for Translational Sciences, Clinical and Translational Science Award Mentored Career Development (KL2) Award; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (KL2TR001441) "Identifying Variations in Bladder Cancer Treatments and Outcomes" PI: Stephen B. Williams, MD

  • Awards/Honors:
    2002 - 2nd Prize, Clinical Research Award, Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association 
    2002 - W.T. Gill, Jr. Summer Research Fellowship Award, George Washington University Medical Center
    2003 - American Foundation for Urologic Disease/American Urological Association (A.F.U.D./AUA) Scholar, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    2003-2004 - W.T. Gill, Jr. Summer Research Fellowship Award, George Washington University Medical Center
    2006 - 1st Prize, Research Day, George Washington University Medical Center 
    2006 - Clinical Research Award, Best Paper (Based on Original Investigation), George Washington University School of Medicine Walter Freeman 
    2009 - 2nd Prize, Clinical Research Award, Massachusetts Medical Society 
    2010 - Gerald P. Murphy Scholar Award, American Urological Association 
    2010 - 1st Prize, Max K. Willscher Clinical Research Award, American Urological Association 
    2015 - Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT) Scholar
    2015 - Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Conquer Cancer Foundation 
    2015 - Super Doctors Rising Stars in Texas
    2015 - American Urological Association Early Career Investigators Workshop (ECIW) Award
    2015 - Traveling Scholarship Award, Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) United States National Chapter
    2015 - Amgen Award in Basic Science Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Trainee Research Day
    2016 - Super Doctors Rising Stars in Texas
    2016 - Basic Sciences Symposium Travel Award, American Urological Association 
    2016 - Best Poster Research Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting 
    2016 - Early Career Investigators Workshop (ECIW) Award, American Urological Association 
    2016 - Physician Leadership Academy, Nomination and Induction, University of Texas Medical Branch
    2016 - Traveling Scholarship Award (mentor to Dr. Cameron Ghaffary), Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) United States National Chapter
    2017 - Super Doctors Rising Stars in Texas
    2017 - America’s Top Surgeons
    2017 - Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    2017 - High Value Practice Academic Alliance Travel Fellowship Award (mentor to Dr. Preston Kerr)
    2017 - National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)
    2017 - Texas Monthly Magazine, Texas Super Doctors - Rising Stars, July, 2017
    2017 - UTMB Herzog Foundation Scholar Award, September, 2017
    2017 - Traveling Scholarship Award (mentor to Dr. Christopher Kosarek), Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) United States National Chapter
    2018 - Best Poster: “Radical Cystectomy Provides Improved Survival Outcomes and Decreased Costs Compared with Trimodal Therapy for Patients Diagnosed with Localized Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer” at the 33rd Annual EAU Congress in Copenhagen. March 16, 2018.
    2018 - Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    2018 - Traveling Scholarship Award, Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) United States National Chapter (mentor to Preston Kerr)
    2018 - IBCN Travel Award
    2018-2019 - Mentor, High Value Practice Academic Alliance Future Leaders Program (FLP)
    2018 - High Value Practice Academic Alliance Travel Fellowship Award (mentor to Dr. Preston Kerr)
    2018 -  Best ePoster Award, “Population-Based Outcomes and Costs Assessment Comparing Radical Cystectomy with Trimodal Therapy for Patients Diagnosed with Localized Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer”, 2018 SIU Congress (mentor to Preston Kerr)
    2018 - Star Reviewer for Urologic Oncology
    2019 - Best Reviewer for The Journal of Urology
    2019 - Best Reviewer for European Urology
    2019 - European Urology Oncology Twitter Award for “Impact of Centralizing Malignancies to High-volume Providers: A Systematic Review”, Issue 2.3, May
    2019 - Preston Kerr, MD, Surgery-Urology Resident PGY-4: “Appropriate Use of Sequential Compression Devices: A High Value Based Care Initiative” (mentor to Preston Kerr)
    2019 - Traveling Scholarship Award (mentor to Dr. Daniel Phillips), Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) United States National Chapter 
    2019 - Reviewer of the Year for European Urology
    2019 - UTMB Urology Residency Program, Movement to Accelerate Value Education Nationally (MAVEN) designation, High Value Practice Academic Alliance 
    2019 - High Value Practice Academic Alliance Travel Fellowship Award (mentor to Dr. Preston Kerr)
    2020 - UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) Distinguished Alumnus Award