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Judson Williams, MD
56 ratings, 37 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
3000 New Bern Avenue
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Suite 1100
Raleigh, NC 27610
3000 New Bern Avenue
Structural Heart, Suite 1200
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Dr. Williams specializes in coronary artery disease, aortic and mitral valvular heart disease, and pathology of the proximal aorta. Dr. Williams has unique expertise in transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacements (TAVR, TAVI) and other minimally invasive approaches to structural heart disease as well as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Dr. Williams performs endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta (TEVAR) and well as complex repairs for aortic aneurysms in the chest including the aortic root, ascending, and arch. “As a cardiac surgeon, the operations I perform are designed to help my patients both feel better and live longer; that is, to improve not only the duration of their life but also the quality.”

Dr. Williams also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Surgery at Duke University and is internationally known for cardiovascular clinical research. He has published over 60 major articles on the subject including studies published in the most prestigious medical journals: JAMA, Circulation, NEJM, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. As a recognized expert, Dr. Williams has been an invited speaker at over 15 national and international meetings on topics including coronary artery disease treatment, surgical quality improvement, aortic aneurysm, vein graft preservation, hybrid revascularization, and clinical trials in cardiac surgery.

A North Carolina native, Dr. Williams believes in the mission of providing the best cardiovascular care that can be found in the world right here in his home state. He feels fortunate to be part of the WakeMed Heart Center because of the unique way he and his colleagues including anesthesiologists, physician assistants, surgical and heart center nurses, physical therapists, and many others commit to individual patient care.

Patients may expect from Dr. Williams a clear plan of care, compassion, and a patient-centered approach throughout their surgical consultation, procedures, and recovery. “I enjoy getting to know each of my patients as a person. When I see a patient, I join their team and commit to the best solutions for that patient and his/her family.”

Dr. Williams and his wife Margaret have three children.

Care Philosophy
There is a long tradition of excellence here at the WakeMed Heart Center. I plan every day to build on this tradition by providing the highest quality surgical care and the most innovative treatment options.
Clinical Interests
Transcatheter Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacements (TAVR, TAVI) and other Minimally Invasive Approaches to Structural Heart Disease
Vice President, Board of Directors Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS) and Executive Medical Director of Heart and Vascular Physicians
Undergraduate Degree
Princeton University
Duke University
Medical School
Vanderbilt University
Duke University Medical Center (General Surgery)
Duke University Medical Center (General and Thoracic Surgery)
Duke University Medical Center (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Duke Clinical Research Institute (Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Professional Memberships
Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Cardiology, American College of Surgeons, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, Sabiston Surgical Society, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Star Rating

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Overall Provider Rating
5 out of 5
56 ratings, 37 reviews

WakeMed Patient - April 2020

Dr. Williams is an exceptional doctor. We were extremely happy with his manner, explanations, listening to questions and answers, not to mention his surgery and followup. He is a truly excellent doctor and feel blessed to have had him for my heart surgery.

WakeMed Patient - March 2020

Timely, efficient for appointment; excellent and friendly staff. Everything was outstanding about this visit

WakeMed Patient - March 2020

Our entire experience at Wake Med was outstanding! Dr Williams was phenomenal and a hero to our family in the way he explained and supported us through this entire process The entire Wake Med team went well beyond our expectations The heart Center Inn was also a life saver for our week Cannot thank the team enough and will gladly recommend WAke Med to everyone

WakeMed Patient - March 2020

Dr Judson Williams is outstanding ! Caring , honest compassionate and his level of expertise put us at ease !

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