Faculty Profile

Keneeshia N. Williams, MD

Keneeshia N. Williams, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine






General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Williams received her MD degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and completed her general surgery residency at University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital. She undertook a one-year research residency in the NIH-funded training program in trauma and burn research at the Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute of Loyola University Medical Center, and did her surgical critical care/acute care surgery fellowship at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. Her primary clinical location is Grady Memorial Hospital, where she serves as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Class of 2009

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital, 2009-2015

  • Research Resident, NIH Training Program in Trauma & Burn Research, Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2011-2012

  • Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 2015-2017

Honors and Awards

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine's Surgery Section's Top Gun Jeopardy Competition, Southwest Team Member, 1st Place, 2016

  • Mount Sinai Hospital Annual Resident Research Forum, 2nd Place Oral Presentation, 2013

  • Diverse Surgeons Initiative, Selected Participant, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Institute, Cincinnati, OH, 2012

  • Merck Award for Excellence in Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2009

  • Urban Health Program Award for Academic Excellence, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2006

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • American Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma resuscitation

Research Interests

  • Quality improvement in acute care surgery and trauma