Emily A. Williams, MD
Since arriving in Spokane in 2010, Dr. Williams has focused on providing outstanding care for her aesthetic and reconstructive patients.
Special Clinical Interests:
Breast Lift & Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Body Contouring, “Mommy Makeover” and Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Williams founded Plastic Surgery Northwest in 2010 after completing her surgical training at the prestigious University of Washington Plastic Surgery Residency. Drawn by Spokane’s proximity to the outdoors, tight social community and advanced medical practice, she has truly found a place that feels like home.
Discovering a passion for the creative problem solving and positivity of Plastic Surgery during her medical training, Dr. Williams maintains a great appreciation for the remarkable variety of patient needs that Plastic Surgery can address, treating each patient as an individual and working diligently to understand their unique anatomy and goals as a surgical plan is developed.
Microsurgical breast reconstruction has remained a passion for Dr. Williams throughout her career. She has developed a vast experience, having performed several hundred of these complex reconstructive procedures while helping to build Plastic Surgery Northwest into one of the busiest and most advanced breast reconstruction practices in the country.
Aesthetic surgery for the breast and body is Dr. Williams’ other focus. She never tires of helping patients to achieve, or return to, a physique that provides the confidence that they deserve.
These focused specialties are complimentary, each honing advanced skills and techniques that achieve the best outcomes for Dr. Williams’s patients.
In addition to her extremely busy surgical practice, Dr. Williams is honored to be recognized in and to give back to her community.
During her training, Dr. Williams won numerous awards, including recognition by Harborview Medical Center for her “exemplary skill, compassion and care for children,” the first time a surgery resident had been so honored. The recognition of her leadership and surgical skill has continued as she has served as the President of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, representing plastic surgeons in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, British Columbia and Alberta. Preceding this, she served as the President of the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeon and has participated in local hospital leadership at Providence Sacred Heart for over a decade.
As a powerful advocate for women, Dr. Williams is a participant on a focused national committee within the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that is working to preserve access to free flap breast reconstruction and was a speaker at a meeting of stakeholders for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, advocating for continued access to this procedure.
Dr. Williams is a native of the Northwest. She met her husband while a freshman at Willamette University when both arrived early to campus to complete pre-season training for their respective sports. Dr. Williams went on to become a four-year varsity athlete in both cross-country and track. She was captain of the women’s cross-country team, and was honored as an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete.
Outside of work, Dr. Williams continues to enjoy all types of outdoor activities, including trail running, golfing and skiing with her husband, Matt. You can often find them in the mountains with their scrappy rescue dogs, feeling fortunate every day to live in this amazing community.
“Dr. Williams is absolutely the best. As soon as I had my consultation with her, I knew that she was the surgeon for me. She’s caring, empathetic, and compassionate while also being professional, knowledgeable, and a top notch surgeon. She really seems to care about her patients on a personal level. She’s done my breast reduction and DIEP reconstruction and I’ve been so impressed by Dr. Williams both times. I never thought that a preventive mastectomy & reconstruction would make me feel more confident and happy in my body than I have in years! I loved Dr Williams so much that I was raving about her to all of the recovery nurses after my surgery!”
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. My team of oncologists and Dr. Williams gave me many options and I decided on a double mastectomy with expanders to have reconstruction at a later date. Dr. Williams was compassionate as I went through the emotions of cancer and the anxiety of a major surgery. She was very thorough about my procedures and any questions I had. Now that I am two years out since my reconstruction, I am eager to tell everyone that Dr. Williams is the doctor to see. She is truly an artist!”
“I was very nervous about my breast augmentation going into it. I always knew it was something I wanted but when it came down to it, I was nervous things weren't going to turn out how I wanted. Dr. Williams, as well as the rest of the staff was so comforting and helpful and answered all of my questions I had. I am so so happy I finally made the decision to have my augmentation done, I feel I can be more myself now.”
“Dr. Emily Williams is amazing! She performed my breast lift with implant replacement, along with inner thigh and knee liposuction. The results far exceeded my expectations! After numerous consultations to discuss implant size and concerns I had with the breast lift and liposuction, I cannot express how pleased I am with the results and how wonderful Dr. Williams was in answering ALL of my MANY questions. I am 8 weeks post-op and cannot believe how little scarring I have from the breast lift. Due to the experience I had with Dr. Williams, I plan to see her at the end of the year for a tummy tuck. Dr. Williams is an amazing plastic surgeon and I cannot thank her enough for my results!”