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Derek A. Williams, DO

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Derek A. Williams, DO

Derek A. Williams, DO

Associate Professor


Physician Rating

4.7 out of 5

37 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-7100

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • American College of Cardiology

  • NPI: 1568577633

Clinical Interests

  • Cardiology (Pediatric), Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Education & Training

  • BS

    1994 - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

  • DO

    1999 - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Fellowship

    2005 - Pediatrics: Tulane Medical Center Hospital

  • Fellowship

    2006 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Cardiology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Adult Congenital Heart Disease


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Coronary Angiography, Abnormalities, Multiple, Aorta, Thoracic, Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Coronary Vessel Anomalies

Recent Publications

  • To create or pull from the shelf?.
    Ootaki Y, Williams DA. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 05; 155(5):2092-2093.
  • Medium-Term Outcomes After Implantation of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Valved Conduit.
    Ootaki Y, Welch AS, Walsh MJ, Quartermain MD, Williams DA, Ungerleider RM. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2018 03; 105(3):843-850.
  • Acute and mid-term outcomes of stent implantation for recurrent coarctation of the aorta between the Norwood operation and fontan completion: A multi-center Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Early Career Society Investigation.
    Aldoss O, Goldstein BH, Danon S, Goreczny S, Gray RG, Sathanandam S, Whiteside W, Williams DA, Zampi JD. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Nov; 90(6):972-979.
  • Use of Smart Technology for Remote Consultation in the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
    Seckeler MD, Gordon BM, Williams DA, Goldstein BH. Congenit Heart Dis. ; 10(6):E288-94.
  • Contemporary patterns of surgery and outcomes for aortic coarctation: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database.
    Ungerleider RM, Pasquali SK, Welke KF, Wallace AS, Ootaki Y, Quartermain MD, Williams DA, Jacobs JP. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2013 Jan; 145(1):150-7; discussion 157-8.
  • Coronary anomaly preventing transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect.
    Williams DA, Ootaki Y, Quartermain MD. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Oct; 5(5):e61-2.
  • A rare coronary collateral in pulmonary atresia and intact septum with coronary sinusoids.
    Forsha D, Rhodes JF, Williams DA, Lodge AJ, Li JS. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Apr; 3(2):255-9.
  • Neonatal systemic thromboembolism secondary to ductus arteriosus aneurysm and patent foramen ovale.
    Singh J, Kobayashi D, Chen MY, Anthony EY, Williams DA. Congenit Heart Dis. ; 8(1):E5-9.
  • Atypically located cardiac haemangioma of the mitral valve.
    Cook AL, Williams DA, Bergman S, Hines MH. Cardiol Young. 2011 Oct; 21(5):598-600.
  • Pulmonary hypertension secondary to partial pulmonary venous obstruction in a child with Cantu syndrome.
    Kobayashi D, Cook AL, Williams DA. Pediatr. Pulmonol. 2010 Jul; 45(7):727-9.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 4/26/2018

    Was extremely impressed with my care provider during my first visit. This was my first visit to any kind of doctor since moving to the area and found it reassuring of the medical care that can be provided at Wake Baptist. Explained everything thoroughly, which was very appreciated, and would definitely recommend to others

  • 9/28/2017

    *Dr. Williams is an awesome dr.


We're sorry, Dr. Williams is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at 336-713-4500.

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