Keneeshia N. Williams, MD, FACS, a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Surgeon with the Grady Memorial Hospital

Get to know Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Surgeon, Dr. Keneeshia N. Williams, who serves patients in Birmingham, Alabama.

A Board-certified trauma and surgical critical care surgeon, Dr. Williams is primarily located at Grady Memorial Hospital /Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is Chief Quality Officer in the Department of Surgery as well as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. clinically, Dr. Williams specializes in trauma surgery, emergency/elective general surgery, and surgical critical care. Moreover, she is the surgeon champion for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) at Grady.

Following the completion of her medical degree at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria in 2009, Dr. Williams completed her general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2015. She undertook a one-year research residency in the NIH-funded training program in trauma and burn research at the Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL (211-2012), and did her surgical critical care/acute care surgery fellowship at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (2015-2017).

Dr. Williams attained board certification in trauma surgery and surgical critical care surgery through the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. 

Some of her many recognitions include the Performance Excellence Award for Physician Communication at Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital (2019), the Merck Award for Excellence in Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (2009), and the Urban Health Program Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (2006). 

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Williams is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Association of Women Surgeons, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Southeastern Surgical Congress.

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