Dr. Edwin WilliamsDouble Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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The Face Specialist

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.

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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.

Dr. Williams is double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. With his active involvement in Continuing Medical Education, Dr. Williams has qualified for the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award.

Certification Indicates Successful Completion of Advanced Training in this Area as well as Knowledge and Skill.

Facial Plastic Surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, the nation’s second oldest medical examining board and one of 23 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Many are also certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. This board, organized in 1986, qualifies reviews and certifies surgeons who perform Facial and Reconstructive Surgery.

At Least Nine Years of Post-College Training is Required to be a Facial Plastic Surgeon.

This includes four years of medical school, one year of general surgery, and a minimum of four additional years of specialty training in head, neck and facial surgery. Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeons such as Dr. Williams have completed an additional year of advanced subspecialty training in an academic setting.

As a leader in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery he was elected by his peers to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for over 10 years and served as President of the AAFPRS from 2015-2016.

He has received the Castle Connelly Top Doctors award in New York for Facial Plastic Surgery in 2016, 2017.

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Dr. Williams has been featured on Geraldo Rivera, Maury Povich, TLC, and Lifetime. He is frequently quoted in national publications including USA Today, Modern Aesthetics, NewBeauty, Glamour, Shape, The Wallstreet Journal, The New York Times, just to name a few. He is a frequent guest speaker at national and international meetings for his expertise in facial rejuvenation surgery and rhinoplasty.


A Letter to My Patients

I will never take for granted the trust you have placed in us if you decide to choose me as your doctor and I can assure you my very best efforts in taking care of you or your family.

Dr. Edwin Williams

    Certifications & Associations

  • 1994 - Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • 1993 - Diplomate American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1993 - Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology
  • 1998 - Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 2009 - Recertification American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Education & Training

  • June 1978 - Dec 1982 B.S. Cornell University, Animal Physiology, Honors Ithaca, New York
  • Aug 1982 - June 1986 M.D. School of Medicine, State University of New York Buffalo, New York
  • July 1986 - June 1987 Internship in General Surgery State University of New York Health Sciences Center Syracuse, New York
  • July 1987 - June 1991 Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery State University of New York Health Sciences Center Syracuse, New York
  • July 1991 - June 1992 Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Preceptor: M. Eugene Tardy Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois

    Notable Accomplishments

  • 2002 First Annual-Physician of the Year Award The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
  • 1993 Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education American Medical Association
  • 1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society State University of New York School of Medicine
  • 1982 Academic Achievement Award Highest Cumulative GPA, Department of Animal Sciences Cornell University
  • 1982 Graduating Honors and Distinction Graduation Thesis and GPA above 3.5 Cornell University

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