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About Estell J. Williams
Estell Williams, M.D., is a board-certified general surgeon, an Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Executive Director of the Doctor For A Day outreach program through the UW School of Medicine.
Dr. Williams specializes in open and laparoscopic procedures including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, bowel resection, splenectomy, peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter placement, and hernia repairs for umbilical, incisional, and inguinal hernias. Dr. Williams also has expertise in the treatment of benign anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids and fissures, as well as skin conditions such as lipomas, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, and hidradenitis. Dr. Williams is an advocate for increasing access to quality, well-informed surgical care that will improve the overall well-being of all patients. She takes pride in helping patients carefully plan their needed surgery.
Dr. Williams research interests include health disparities within surgical disease, STEM education and healthcare outreach programming. She is also passionate about resident and medical student education and is actively involved in medical school education, serving as a mentor and educator. She directs an outreach program through the School of Medicine that works with medical students, residents, and attendings to provide underserved K-12 students in the Seattle and Greater Seattle area exposure to medicine and surgery.
In her free time she enjoys baking or trying new recipes, traveling to explore new things, taking dance classes including Afro-Brazilian and Tap dance and raising her 2-year old daughter and 14-year old niece.