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Physicians have been sold out by the system, and there's no one teaching doctors the business of medicine. Physicians are uniquely set up to fail because, for one, they learn to do it all on their own. But as a small business-minded entrepreneur, Dr. Edwin Williams knows that there's a smarter, more effective way to succeed from the moment grad school is over to the opportunities that follow, like opening profit centers, a surgery center, and a practice.

In this podcast, physician entrepreneurs (and future physician entrepreneurs or other professionals) can learn to think like a small business person, develop an organic culture, understand the importance of planning, and acquire with purpose, ultimately turning the road before them into a path to not only success but also happiness.

Dr. Williams is a doctor of academic distinction, holding two Board certifications - in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

His wealth of clinical experience dates back to 1993 with the founding of Williams Center Plastic Surgery Specialists as a Facial Plastic Surgeon and now has a practice limited to Facial Rejuvenation and Rhinoplasty. Under his leadership he functions as the founding member , primary shareholder and managing partner of the 21,000 square foot facility equipped with a free standing ambulatory surgery center which has grown to several associates, partners, a staff of over 75 with continued growth including a recent acquisition of Saratoga Hair Transplant Center. Through his efforts as a serial entrepreneur he continues to attract the interest of Private Equity and Business Leaders in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.

From the public’s perspective, Dr. William’s talents are well-known from Albany to Manhattan, but his reputation extends far beyond. He has been featured on national televisions programs, Print publication such as Glamour, Modern Aesthetics, Plastic Surgery Products, NewBeauty, New York Times, Shape, USA Today, Wallstreet Journal, and others frequently feature his expertise.

At a peer level, Dr. Williams presents at national and international conferences. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery for over a decade and served as President from 2015-2016. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Dr. Williams earned the Castle Connelly Top Doctors award in New York for Facial Plastic Surgery. He has been an active member of Entrepreneur Organization for over a decade and has been passionate teaching business to physicians and other professionals.


Dr. Williams speaks at medical associations and has authored textbooks, chapters and numerous articles in industry journals. He teaches facial plastic and reconstruction surgery to resident doctors at Albany Medical Center, has been a Fellowship Director in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for over 20 years and has mentored hundreds of physicians throughout his career. He also holds the academic appointment of Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery there. Dr. Williams qualified for the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his involvement in medical teaching

On a personal level his is a devoted husband, father of 4 children who prides himself for always making his family his priority. He loves to push himself and family to get to the next level in life whatever that may be in work or play. He enjoys anything outdoors is a life-long skier, is fascinated by weather, agriculture , energy, the environment and most recently accomplished a life-long dream to become a pilot.

How I Grew and Continue to Grow the Aesthetic Practice I Love Edwin Williams, MD

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Physicians have been sold out by the system, and there's no one teaching doctors the business of medicine. Physicians are uniquely set up to fail because, for one, they learn to do it all on their own. But as a small business-minded entrepreneur, Dr. Edwin Williams knows that there's a smarter, more effective way to succeed from the moment grad school is over to the opportunities that follow, like opening profit centers, a surgery center, and a practice.

In this podcast, physician entrepreneurs (and future physician entrepreneurs or other professionals) can learn to think like a small business person, develop an organic culture, understand the importance of planning, and acquire with purpose, ultimately turning the road before them into a path to not only success but also happiness.

Dr. Williams is a doctor of academic distinction, holding two Board certifications - in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

His wealth of clinical experience dates back to 1993 with the founding of Williams Center Plastic Surgery Specialists as a Facial Plastic Surgeon and now has a practice limited to Facial Rejuvenation and Rhinoplasty. Under his leadership he functions as the founding member , primary shareholder and managing partner of the 21,000 square foot facility equipped with a free standing ambulatory surgery center which has grown to several associates, partners, a staff of over 75 with continued growth including a recent acquisition of Saratoga Hair Transplant Center. Through his efforts as a serial entrepreneur he continues to attract the interest of Private Equity and Business Leaders in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.

From the public’s perspective, Dr. William’s talents are well-known from Albany to Manhattan, but his reputation extends far beyond. He has been featured on national televisions programs, Print publication such as Glamour, Modern Aesthetics, Plastic Surgery Products, NewBeauty, New York Times, Shape, USA Today, Wallstreet Journal, and others frequently feature his expertise.

At a peer level, Dr. Williams presents at national and international conferences. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery for over a decade and served as President from 2015-2016. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Dr. Williams earned the Castle Connelly Top Doctors award in New York for Facial Plastic Surgery. He has been an active member of Entrepreneur Organization for over a decade and has been passionate teaching business to physicians and other professionals.


Dr. Williams speaks at medical associations and has authored textbooks, chapters and numerous articles in industry journals. He teaches facial plastic and reconstruction surgery to resident doctors at Albany Medical Center, has been a Fellowship Director in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for over 20 years and has mentored hundreds of physicians throughout his career. He also holds the academic appointment of Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery there. Dr. Williams qualified for the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his involvement in medical teaching

On a personal level his is a devoted husband, father of 4 children who prides himself for always making his family his priority. He loves to push himself and family to get to the next level in life whatever that may be in work or play. He enjoys anything outdoors is a life-long skier, is fascinated by weather, agriculture , energy, the environment and most recently accomplished a life-long dream to become a pilot.

    Real Estate for the Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon

    Real Estate for the Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon

    Growing up in a family of realtors, Dr. Williams quickly learned a thing or two about real estate. In this episode, Dr. Williams discusses the pros and cons of real estate and how it can allow for stability, control, and pride in ownership.

    • 31 min
    How Taking the Unconventional Road can Lead to Success

    How Taking the Unconventional Road can Lead to Success

    Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Dayan about the many different roads he has explored to become successful in more ways than just surgery.


    Dr. Dayan is a Facial Plastic Surgeon who is board certification by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a frequent lecturer, physician educator and active researcher in emerging cosmetic medicine technologies and techniques.

    • 40 min
    Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 on My Business

    Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 on My Business

    Dr. Williams shares what he is doing to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on his business and answers questions other doctors have asked about how they should handle this turbulent time.

    • 34 min
    How to Raise Financially Responsible Children

    How to Raise Financially Responsible Children

    Dr Williams shares his insight and best practices for raising financially responsible children because data shows that learning this will help with their self esteem and self worth. And, also, do you want to continue to take care of your kids in retirement? Raising people not financially independent is not sustainable so Dr. Williams' has done the research, including reading The Millionaire Next Door which he encourages everyone to read. But there is more. Tune in to learn how Dr Williams has raised his financially responsible kids and hopefully you can too!

    • 54 min
    Transitioning from University to Private Practice - the Highs and Lows

    Transitioning from University to Private Practice - the Highs and Lows

    Dr. Williams interviews former fellow, Dr. Stephen Smith, about his transition from the University to opening his own private practice - including building his own building, opening a surgery center ("the parachute"), building his brand, and more.


    So many pearls to take from this if you are considering opening your own practice.

    • 47 min
    From One White Coat Entrepreneur to Another: Keys to Scaling Up

    From One White Coat Entrepreneur to Another: Keys to Scaling Up

    Both Dr. Williams and Dr. Koch have had notable success as surgeons and businessmen, but not without hard work and learning from failures. Listen in to hear about their journeys to becoming an entrepreneur because it's not taught in medical school. Real advice from the guys who have done it!

    • 45 min

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