Dr. Edwin F. Williams III attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. He began medical school at the State University of Buffalo School of Medicine and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1986. From 1986 to 1987 Dr. Williams completed his graduate internship in surgery at SUNY Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, New York.
Following this he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck from 1987 – 1991. During his head and neck surgical training in Syracuse, Dr. Williams developed a strong interest in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. With a further desire for training in this area he pursued a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructing Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago from 1991 – 1992. During this year of training his entire experience consisted of cosmetic and reconstruction surgery of the nose, eyes, face and neck.
Upon returning to the Northeast and beginning his practice in Albany, New York, Dr. Williams has continued to be actively involved in teaching facial plastic and reconstruction surgery to the residents of the Albany Medical Center and as former Chief of the Section of Facial and Plastic Reconstruction Surgery at Albany Medical Center where he recently received academic appointment of Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery. With an active involvement in lecturing and medical education, he continues to make presentations to various medical associations, and has had numerous articles and chapters published in various major journals and textbooks.