Urology Faculty

Stephen B. Williams, MDStephen B. Williams, MD, MS, FACSChief, Division of Urology
Associate 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

E-mail: stbwilli@utmb.edu
301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0540
Telephone: (409) 772-2091
Fax: (409) 772-5144


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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, Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) United States National Chapter (mentor to Daniel Phillips)
2019 - AUA SCS Travel Scholarship Award, 2019 Program, Colorado Springs, Colorado (mentor to Preston Kerr)