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John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Williams dedicates his practice to breast care. His clinical expertise is in both malignant and benign diseases of the breast. He focuses on comprehensive, minimally invasive and compassionate care of women and men with breast disease. He is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Dr. Williams was the first Breast Surgeon in the state of Virginia to obtain from the American Society of Breast Surgeons simultaneous “Certification in Breast Ultrasound” and “Certification in Stereotactic Breast Procedures” and be a participant in the “Mastery of Breast Surgery Quality Initiative Pilot Program.”

In 2008, Dr. Williams established the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference to enhance the “Team Approach” of breast specialists working together to treat this disease. This comprehensive approach has been embraced by the local hospitals, medical community and most importantly, the John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S. community as a whole. The Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas developed from this broad collaboration and Dr. Williams’ leadership.

He is the Director of The Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas. This breast center was accredited in 2010 by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Breast Center is affiliated with both Prince William Hospital and The Fauquier Hospital. Every newly diagnosed breast cancer patient of Dr. Williams’ is presented at the breast center’s monthly Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference for an exhaustive review of all treatment options and opportunities for enrolling into clinical research trials.

Diagnostic services offered in Dr. Williams’ office include: breast ultrasound, image guided needle biopsies, and genetic testing for hereditary breast cancer (BRCA 1 & 2 mutations).

Minimally Invasive Breast Procedures

  • Ultrasound Guided Needle Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Cyst Aspiration
  • Ultrasound Guided Axillary Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Needle Breast Biopsy

Breast Cancer Surgical Procedures

  • Lumpectomy/partial mastectomy
  • Intra-operative Ultrasound guided breast surgical procedures
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques

  • Wider margins using Plastic Surgical techniques


  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy (with reconstruction)
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (with reconstruction)
  • Areola sparing mastectomy (with reconstruction)

Immediate Breast Reconstruction with a Plastic Surgeon

  • Expander / Saline-Silicone Implant
  • TRAM flap reconstruction oD.I.E.P flap reconstruction
  • Latissimus Flap reconstruction
Education & Training
  • Duke University
    B.S. Psychology with Distinction
    Graduated 1988
  • University of North Carolina
    School of Medicine
    Doctorate of Medicine
    Graduated 1992
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
    Resident in Surgery
    Chief Resident in Surgery
    Clinical Instructor in Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
       Education Committee
  • American Society of Breast Disease
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Board of Surgery, Certified
  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • American Hernia Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Fauquier County Medical Society
  • Prince William Medical Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • PWH Breast Center Liaison (Cancer Committee)


Hospital Affiliations

  • Novant Health UVA Health System
    Prince William Medical Center
    Prince William Surgical Center
  • Novant Health UVA Health System
    Haymarket Medical Center
    Haymarket Surgery Center
  • The Fauquier Hospital - Warrenton, Virginia
  • Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

In Memory of Dr. Michael E. Debakey

1908 - 2008

Photo of Dr. Debakey in OR

Dr. Williams and his father, L. Polk Williams, Jr, MD, FACS both trained to become surgeons under the guidance of Dr. Debakey at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Debakey’s influence on Dr. Williams started at an early age through stories and pearls of wisdom from his father. He was in the twilight of his surgical career when Dr. Williams trained with him, but his impact will be life long. Dr. Debakey’s life motto was "The pursuit of excellence has been my objective in life."

Dr. Debakey is considered by many to be the greatest surgeon of the 20th century. He was an innovator of many cardiovascular surgical techniques and was a world-wide statesman for improving healthcare. He helped create the first M*A*S*H* units used in the Korean War, the Veterans Administration Hospital System, and led the creation of the National Library of Medicine. He held counsel with every U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower. In 2008, at the age of 99, Dr. Debakey was presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States Congress in recognition of service to one's country and humanity. Dr. Debakey died on July 11, 2008.

Photo of Dr. Debakey working in OR

Dr. Michael E. Debakey and Dr. Williams performing an aortic reconstruction at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas in 1997.








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