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Joseph Kerwin Williams, M.D. FACS, FAAP

Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Division Chief, Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Director of Research at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders
Associate Professor at Emory University in the division of Plastic Surgery
Co-Owner of AYA™ Medical Spa


dr. williams is located at:

Atlanta (Northside/Sandy Springs)

Contact us at (404) 256-1311
To schedule an appointment.

Dr. Joseph Williams maintains an Atlanta plastic and reconstructive surgery practice dedicated to the treatment of congenital patients with birth defects and traumatic injuries here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. He also has a special interest in facial aesthetics and body contouring. Dr. Williams incorporates the latest cosmetic surgery techniques in both aspects of his practice, including extensive use of lasers and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Williams, a Mississippi native, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. After completing his Plastic Surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Williams underwent fellowship training in pediatric and craniofacial surgery at New York University. He is an active member of numerous societies including: the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Williams has contributed extensively to both medical journals and textbooks in the field of pediatric and craniofacial surgery. Selected journal articles can be found through National Library of Medicine website.

Dr. Joseph Williams currently holds a clinical appointment as Associate Professor at Emory University in the division of Plastic Surgery. He is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and Director of Research at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders. Dr. Williams has privileges at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Northside Hospital, and Egleston Children’s Hospital. Private operating rooms in the Northside Sandy Springs Outpatient Surgery Center at Atlanta Plastic Surgery are also available for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

dr. williams is located at:

Atlanta (Northside/Sandy Springs)

Contact us at (404) 256-1311
To schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Offered By Dr. Joseph Williams

Everyone has certain things that they might like to change about their appearance, and as a board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Williams performs a variety of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to address issues of the face, breasts, and body. With years of experience performing adult and pediatric reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. Williams is well versed in the most advanced surgical techniques. His specialized surgical training, expert understanding of physical anatomy, and willingness to truly listen to his patients’ aesthetic goals allows Dr. Williams to produce exceptional, natural-looking results.

Reconstructive Surgery Procedures Offered By Dr. Joseph Williams

A specialized and highly complex form of plastic surgery, facial reconstructive surgery is utilized to restore proper function while correcting defects and abnormalities caused by disease, defect, or trauma. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Williams has received specialized training at both New York University and Emory University in Atlanta, GA in the least invasive and most up-to-date surgical techniques to restore both functionality and appearance.

Dr. Williams’s Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Glossary

In the News: Dr. Joseph Williams shares his experience and knowledge

Can Teenagers be suitable for plastic surgery?

Joseph K. Williams, MD, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has plenty of experience with younger patients, and he says any qualified plastic surgeon can take on younger patients if they follow important guidelines.

Five rules for working with teenagers

  1. Never present a sales pitch.
  2. Repeat until the information gets through.
  3. Explain what may happen later.
  4. Get the patient to state the goal of the surgery.
  5. Give the patient and parents plenty of time to think about what you have said.