Dr. Williams grew up in Los Angeles, California. He attended Loyola High School, and subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Science from Yale University. After college, Dr. Williams earned his Medical Degree from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Dr. Williams began his early research into cartilage metabolism at the Orthopedic Research Laboratory. Following medical school, he interned in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital (USC) in Pasadena, California. Dr. Williams then headed East to the Hospital for Special Surgery where he did both his residency and fellowship training in Orthopedic Surgery, and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Williams started his practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1998 and has been named a Best Doctor in New York City by Castle and Connolly annually since 2006. He performs over 600 surgeries a year.
His clinical and research interests include: cartilage regeneration, cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization & labrum repair, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, elbow ligament reconstruction, and partial knee-replacement. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.