Department of Surgery
Brian Williams is a surgeon with particular interest in racial inequities in health care, diversity in medical education, and addressing the root causes of gun violence. As a surgeon working the night shift at Parkland Memorial Hospital, he treated victims of the July 7, 2016, Dallas police shooting and gained national prominence for his public comments about racism, gun violence, and policing.
Williams holds a BS in aeronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. Following six years of military service, he earned his MD from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and completed a general residency at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as a fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital. Previously he was a trauma and acute care surgeon at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he taught and mentored students, residents, and fellows.