Stephen B. Williams, MD, FACS
Stephen B. Williams is the Robert Earl Cone Tenured Professor, chief of the Division of Urology, director of urologic oncology, director of urologic research, and co-director of the Department of Surgery Clinical Outcomes Research Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Williams is also the associate CMO, UTMB Clear Lake, and medical director for high-value care for the UTMB Health System. He completed his urology residency at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed by a Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has a master’s degree in clinical science and health services research, a Master of Business Administration degree with emphasis in healthcare administration, and a yellow belt in Lean/Six Sigma. Dr. Williams is currently a member of many national societies and serves on the boards of numerous societies and journals. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters dedicated to value-based care, urologic oncology and health services research. Dr. Williams has made a significant impact on urology through his seminal research in comparative effectiveness regarding bladder cancer treatments and value-based care. 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 and research and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense.