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

  • Jensen AR, Renaud E, Drucker NA, Staszak J, Senay A, Umesh V, Williams RF, Markel TA. Why wait: early enteral feeding after pediatric gastrostomy tube placement. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun 27. pii: S0022-3468(17)30398-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.06.015. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28689884.
  • Downard CD, Calkins CM, Williams RF, Renaud EJ, Jancelewicz T, Grabowski J, Dasgupta R, McKee M, Baird R, Austin MT, Arnold MA, Goldin AB, Shelton J, Islam S. Treatment of congenital pulmonary airway malformations: a systematic review from the APSA outcomes and evidence based practice committee. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.1007/s00383-017-4098-z. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28589256.
  • Walker LA, Zambraski EJ, Williams RF. Widespread Use of Prescription Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Among U.S. Army Active Duty Soldiers. Mil Med. 2017 Mar;182(3):e1709-e1712. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00183. PubMed PMID: 28290947.
  • Lamelas J, Williams RF, Mawad M, LaPietra A. Complications Associated With Femoral Cannulation During Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):1927-1932. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.098. Epub 2016 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 28017338.
  • Jancelewicz T, Lopez ME, Downard CD, Islam S, Baird R, Rangel SJ, Williams RF, Arnold MA, Lal D, Renaud E, Grabowski J, Dasgupta R, Austin M, Shelton J, Cameron D, Goldin AB. Surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children: A systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Oct 14. pii: S0022-3468(16)30460-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.09.072. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27823773.
  • Williams RF, Fernandez-Pineda I, Gosain A. Pediatric Sarcomas. Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Oct;96(5):1107-25. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2016.05.012. Review. PubMed PMID: 27542645.

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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.