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Published on September 13, 2018
Dr. Julio Williams, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota.
“I’ve known I wanted to be a cardiothoracic surgeon from a very young age, and I’ve always been fascinated by the heart and its ability to sustain the rest of the body by itself,” says Dr. Williams. “The treatment I provide can have long-lasting positive effects for patients who otherwise may have a very poor quality of life and/or life expectancy, and that is very rewarding to me as a physician.”
Dr. Williams earned a medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He completed a residency in general surgery at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, and a residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of New Jersey Medical School/ Rutger’s University in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Williams also had the opportunity to train in in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in cardiothoracic vascular surgery.
“I am consciously aware of what my patients are going through, and I always spend the necessary time to provide them with all information they need to help them along the way in the decision-making process as well as during the recovery period,” explains Dr. Williams. “I will always make sure they have access to me and that I will use language that is easy to understand regardless of how complex the illness process may be.”
Dr. Williams is very community oriented and is involved in humanitarian missions and projects for underserved areas worldwide. “I feel I have an obligation to provide these services not only to the community that I live in, but also to areas around the world that are in need,” he explains.
To see Dr. Williams full profile, visit EssentiaHealth.org and click on “Find a Doctor or Provider.”