Dr. Williams was born in Fort Smith and raised in Booneville, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He completed his Internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; General Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas; and Cardiovascular Surgery at New York University Medical Center in New York, New York. Dr. Williams is Board Certified in Thoracic and General Surgery. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Dr. Williams is Director of Surgery at Arkansas Heart Hospital and is President of Arkansas Cardiovascular Surgery Associates. He has started the Cardiovascular Surgery programs at several hospitals in Little Rock, Arkansas as well as in Texas. He serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Dr. Williams has been published in many articles for medical journals and has been in two films demonstrating innovative cardiovascular techniques.