Edwin F. Williams III, MD, FACS

Edwin F. Williams III, MD, FACS


The complexities of nasal reconstruction surgery are what drive Dr. Edwin F. Williams III’s dedication and commitment to offer patients the most up-to-date cosmetic techniques in an environment of safety and exceptional patient care.

Early in his career, Dr. Williams earned a fellowship with a focus on nasal reconstruction rhinoplasty which kicked off his life-long mission to master known techniques as well as develop his own approach to nasal reconstructive surgery.

As a result, Dr. Williams is renown in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as both a skilled and innovative surgeon, qualifying him for the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award.

His exceptional expertise, education and training, along with his hospital department appointments earned him the Castle Connolly Medical Ltd designation as Top Doctors in the field of facial and breast and body surgery for three years in a row. Dr. Williams served for more than a decade, and was elected President from 2015-2016, to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPR).

Ever mindful of the considerable impact Rhinoplasty has on his patients’ self-esteem and self- image, Dr. Williams remains steadfast in his efforts to meet his patient’s expectations. From the expertise of his staff to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of his office and surgical facility, his Williams Center for Plastic Facial Surgery is ever mindful of the needs of his patients while offering the most current, viable treatment options so his patients have the necessary information to make an informed decision.

Education is everything to this surgeon. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine from State University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Dr. Williams spent the following three years on his graduate surgical internship at SUNY Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, New York.

With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in this field, his education goes beyond the normal four years of medical school and one year of general surgery. Dr. Williams took on four more years training to specialize in Otolaryngology (head, neck and facial surgery).

Through this extensive training, Dr. Williams became intimately acquainted with the complexities of the head and neck as it relates to Rhinoplasty. But his education did not stop there. Dr. Williams further honed his skills focusing specifically on cosmetic and reconstruction surgery of the nose, eyes, face and neck with a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructing Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 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, Dr. Williams is also board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery which qualifies, reviews and certifies Facial and Reconstructive surgeons.

Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

As one of the best Rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Williams is a sought-after lecturer and speaker in national and international forums dedicated to the topic of facial rejuvenation surgery and Rhinoplasty. Dr. Williams has authored and published numerous articles and major journal chapters and textbooks.

To help his patients answer their questions regarding Rhinoplasty, Dr. Williams authored a comprehensive guide titled, Everything You Need to Know About Fixing and Reshaping Your Nose which he dedicates to his patients as they been his ‘greatest teachers’.

Dr. Williams is a frequent guest on popular TV shows including Geraldo Rivera, Maury Povich, TLC, and Lifetime as well as national and local news programs and print media including USA Today, Modern Aesthetics, New Beauty, Glamour, Shape, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, among many others.

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1072 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham NY 12110

P 518-786-7000
F 518-786-1160

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