Arthur Williams, MD, General Surgery, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center


General Surgery Cincinnati, OH

Staff Surgeon,Veterans Affairs and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine-Affiliated

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  • I am a board certified general surgeon with an interest in robotic surgery as well as vascular access surgery for the VA health system. I also enjoy writing about surgery and medicine.
  • Inside the mind of the surgeon writer [PODCAST]

    Explore why this general surgeon wrote a novel, and how writing helps with the stresses that accompany a surgery career. What is his #1 tip for those interested

    The Surgeon’s Obol

    A novel about the rigors of surgical training through the eyes of a young intern, hoping to prove herself worthy of those that have “crossed over” before her.

    The similarities between surgeons and bomber pilots

    The patient I was certain I had screwed up on, is going home, with only an inconsequential bit of collateral damage, his bile leak controlled, just a trickle fr

    What I Did with My Chainsaw Outside the OR

    "Two thousand dollars!?" I sputtered. "To cut down one tree?" "Next month?" "Never mind. I'll do it myself," I blurted and hung up the phone. It's not like I wa

    How a Fistula is Like a Marriage

    An ode to the seemingly mundane AV Fistula

    Excerpt from 'The Surgeon's Obol': A Look into the First Year of Surgical Intern

    This is part of the Medical Humanities Series on Op-Med, which showcases creative work by our members. A digested excerpt from a work I wrote a few years ago.

    The impact of technology on medicine

    A thought experiment on where we are headed in surgery.

Education & Training

  • University Hospital - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    University Hospital - University of Cincinnati College of MedicineRESIDENCY
  • Rush Medical College
    Rush Medical CollegeMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1996 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Publications & Presentations

Authored Content

  • What I Did with My Chainsaw Outside the ORAugust 2019
  • What I Did with My Chainsaw Outside the ORAugust 2019
  • How a Fistula is Like a MarriageApril 2019
  • How a Fistula Is like a MarriageApril 2019
  • A Broken HeartApril 2019
  • Surgeon Replaced?March 2019
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