Dr. Judson Williams, MD

Dr. Judson Williams, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Judson Williams, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC. He graduated from Vanderbilt and specializes in cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

3000 New Bern Ave # 1100

Raleigh, NC 27610

Contact Information

(919) 231-6333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 7% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 6% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Williams' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Williams "Dr. Williams is a native of North Carolina. He was a highly decorated graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC. He was a North Carolina High School 4A state champion in singles and doubles and a National Honor Society Member. He matriculated to Princeton University where he received many awards including the David A. Benjamin Award and the Richard Swinnerton Trophy. He was the Ivy League Player of the Year in tennis and an Academic All-American before graduating with honors in biology. His Princeton University thesis mentor was Dr. Rosemary Grant. He attended Vanderbilt Medical School with numerous honors prior to being selected for surgical internship at Duke University Hospital. He was awarded most outstanding junior resident in honor of Dr. Glenn Young. He continued at Duke University for residency and chief residency in General Surgery under Dr. Allan Kirk. He completed a research fellowship including advanced postdoctoral degree prior to his fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Duke under Dr. Thomas D'Amico. Dr. Williams studied cardiovascular disease at the Duke Clinical Research Institute serving as Chief Fellow under Dr. John Alexander and Dr. Eric Peterson, the first surgeon to do so. Dr. Williams scored the 100th percentile in the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in-service examination, the nation's highest mark. He is a member of numerous honor societies including Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Williams was awarded funding for surgical research from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Williams serves on multiple regional and national committees for the advancement of cardiac surgical care. He lists Dr. Peter Smith as his mentor in cardiac surgery and clinical research. Dr. Williams and his wife have three children. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Williams "A North Carolina native, Dr. Williams believes in the mission of providing the best cardiovascular care that can be found in the world in his home state through WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Duke Health, and the HeartCare Plus collaborative. He feels fortunate to be part of the Heart Center because of the unique way he and his colleagues including anesthesiologists, physician assistants, surgical and heart center nurses, intensivists, and many others commit to individual patient care. Patients may expect from Dr. Williams a clear plan of care, compassion, and a patient-centered approach throughout their surgical consultation, procedures, and recovery."

6  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

21  Conditions Treated

31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Vanderbilt
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Duke Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Duke Hosp/Duke U
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke Heart Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Williams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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I would highly recommend Dr. Williams to any and everyone........I can't imagine having anyone else as my Cardiac Physician.
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