Pediatric Surgery

Regan Williams, M.D.

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Dr. Regan Williams graduated Summa Cum Laude from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. After graduating with a double major in Biology and Chemistry, she went on to study medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Memphis became her home, and she completed her graduate education earning her medical degree, completing her general surgical residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Following her fellowship training, she accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

During her residency, Dr. Williams received extra training in basic science research focusing on angiogenesis inhibition in solid tumors at St Jude Children's Research Hospital. She was also active in clinical research projects centered on traumatic injuries and appendicitis. She is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Pediatrics, a Member of the Tennessee Medical Association, Memphis Medical Society, Association of Women Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Association of Academic Surgeons.

At Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Dr. Williams directs the Burn program and the Vascular Anomalies program. She is completing a Master's of Science degree in Epidemiology and plans to focus her research efforts on developing evidence based guidelines for the treatment of pediatric trauma and surgical disease. She is board certified in general and pediatric surgery and has published 30 peer-reviewed articles.

University and Hospital Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics

Medical School

  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Post Graduate Training

  • Residency: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship University of Tennessee, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN

Various Publications

  • Renaud EJ, Sømme S, Islam S, Cameron DB, Gates RL, Williams RF, Jancelewicz T, Oyetunji TA, Grabowski J, Diefenbach KA, Baird R, Arnold MA, Lal DR, Shelton J, Guner YS, Gosain A, Kawaguchi AL, Ricca RL, Goldin AB, Dasgupta R. Ovarian masses in the child and adolescent: An American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practice Committee systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep 6. pii: S0022-3468(18)30566-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.08.058. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 30220452.
  • Libby TJ, Williams RF, El Habr C, Tinklepaugh A, Ciocon D. Mixing of Injectable Fillers: A National Survey. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Sep 10. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001631. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30204733.
  • Bartz-Kurycki MA, Green C, Anderson KT, Alder AC, Bucher BT, Cina RA, Jamshidi R, Russell RT, Williams RF, Tsao K. Enhanced neonatal surgical site infection prediction model utilizing statistically and clinically significant variables in combination with a machine learning algorithm. Am J Surg. 2018 Oct;216(4):764-777. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.07.041. Epub 2018 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 30078669.
  • Li DG, Cohen JM, Mikailov A, Williams RF, Laga AC, Mostaghimi A. Clinical Diagnostic Accuracy of Onychomycosis: A Multispecialty Comparison Study. Dermatol Res Pract. 2018 Jul 3;2018:2630176. doi: 10.1155/2018/2630176. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30057595; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6051116.
  • Bonasso PC, Gurien LA, Staszak J, Gowen ME, Troendle DM, Odiase E, Lazar L, Ruan W, Barth BA, Williams RF, Dassinger MS. In-Hospital Pediatric ERCP is Associated with Shorter Hospitalization for Children with Choledocholithiasis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002102. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30044307.
  • Williams RF, Nazarian RM, Smith GP. Telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans associated with a sicca complex. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Oct 15;23(10). pii: 13030/qt6r0508bc. PubMed PMID: 29469787.

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Board Certifications and Certificates

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN

Dr. Williams enjoys live music and being with her family. She, and her husband Blake Williams, enjoy spending time with their three children.