Derek E. Williams MD
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Derek E. Williams, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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    Bio

    Dr. Williams is fellowship trained in general and minimally invasive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, and completed his residency in General Surgery and his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Dr. Williams is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

    Dr. Williams’ clinical interests include coronary revascularization, valvular heart disease, minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and robot-assisted thoracic surgery.

    Williams is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. He is an experienced lecturer and presenter and has contributed numerous articles to medical journals.

    Dr. Williams’ practice is located on the campus of Methodist Richardson Medical Center, with satellite offices at Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

    In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys golfing, triathlons, and spending time with his family.

    Education

    Medical Education: Washington University in Saint Louis - 2007 - Saint Louis, MO
    Residency: University of Texas Southwestern - 2013 - Dallas, TX
    Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern - 2015 - Dallas, TX

    Specialties
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • AARMC - AARP Medicare Complete
    • AET/M - Aetna Medicare HMO
    • AETMP - Aetna Medicare PPO
    • AETQP - Aetna Quality Health (QHP)
    • AET/H - Aetna US Healthcare HMO
    • AET/P - Aetna US Healthcare/PPO
    • AMGC - Amerigroup Chip Insurance
    • AMGMA - Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
    • AMGPSTM - Amerigroup Star Medicaid
    • AGRPSTPL - Amerigroup Star Plus
    • PPO/POS - BCBS
    • BC/TH - BCBS of Texas HMO
    • BLADV - Blue Advantage HMO
    • CIGNO - Cigna (OAP) Open Access
    • CIGLP - Cigna Local Plus
    • CIG/H - Cigna/HMO
    • CIG/S - Cigna/POS
    • CIG/P - Cigna/PPO
    • HS/PP - Health Smart PPO
    • HLTHS - HealthSmart GEPO
    • HS - Heritage Southwest IPA
    • HUM-M - Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Choice PPO
    • HUM/G - Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • HUMPO - Humana Preferred PPO
    • Med/BCBS - Med Health BCBS
    • MOLMK - Molina Market Place
    • MULTI - Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS - PHCS2
    • SAV - Savility
    • SUPHSP - Superior Healthplan Star Plus
    • SUHP - Superior Medicaid Insurance
    • SUHA - Superior Medicare Advantage HMO
    • AJP00004 - Texan Plus Medicare Advantage Plan (Universal American)
    • TXPDE - TexanPlus Dual Eligible
    • TX/Aet - Texas Health Aetna
    • TRI - Tricare
    • UNIP - United Healthcare PPO
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