Dr. Christina Williamson, MD

Dr. Christina Williamson, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
68 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christina Williamson, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Burlington, MA and has been practicing for 35 years. She specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.Read her story

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

41 Mall Rd

Burlington, MA 01805
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Williamson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
more than 80% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 69% of peers

Dr. Williamson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Williamson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Williamson "I grew up in the Wisconsin but came east to Boston for college and for much of my surgical training. I fell in love with Boston, but I'm still a Packers fan and a stock owner as is my entire family. If you grew up in Wisconsin during the VInce Lombardi era we all had green and gold in our blood stream. I have a son and a daughter who are my pride and joy. Our family has had to cope with advanced stage cancer, so we've learned to live each day with joy and thanksgiving. As for my professional career I am an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and have my practice at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. I joined Lahey in 1988 after a busy clinical practice in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery from 1983 to 1988 in Madison Wisconsin. I graduated from Harvard College in 1972 and from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin in 1976. I completed my General Surgical Internship at Boston City Hospital from 1976-77 and my General Surgical Residency at Boston University Medical Center from 1977 to 1981. I received my Thoracic and Cardiovascular Fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center from 1981to1983. My current research interests include: Circulating tumor cells in non-small cell carcinoma, Identification of plasma proteomic signature for lung cancer, and the role of cell free DNA, tumor specific cell free DNA, and micro RNA in understanding the biology of non-small cell lung cancer and esophageal cancer and its potential utility in the staging, prognosis, and response to therapy. I have been the Principal Investigator in collaborative studies with both the Koch Institute and the Broad Institute at MIT. I was also a contributor to the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. I have had several publications in peer review journals that document my research interests in the study of lung cancer and lung cancer screening. My full CV is available on Doximity. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Williamson "I believe that patients are an important member of our care team and are treated as if they are a part of our Lahey family.  I am a vigilant advocate for my patients throughout their process of care and I consider it a privilege when they entrust their care to me and our team."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymomas

35  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Boston City Hospital and University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Boston Med Ctr Boston University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston City Hosp/Boston Univ
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Hospital and Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Williamson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Williamson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Williamson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Williamson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Williamson to family and friends
12 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Williamson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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