Fellowship-trained Gynecologic Oncologist Heather Williams, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Her medical specialties include the treatment of women with gynecologic cancer including surgery and chemotherapy for ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.

To make an appointment with Williams, call 501-296-1200.

After earning her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine, Williams completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

As a third-year resident, the El Dorado native was chosen to participate in the Felix Rutledge Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a one-month rotation that provides residents intensive experience in the field.

Following her residency, Williams completed a three-year fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

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