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Ronald P. Williams, M.D.

Ronald P. Williams, M.D.

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

General Summary

Ronald P. Williams, M.D., specializes in sarcoma and orthopaedic oncology. Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. Williams served as professor, interim chairman, chairman, and residency program director for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Williams has also held a number of academic, consultancy, and surgical positions at several well-known institutions such as Brooke Army Medical Center, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital, and Methodist Children’s Hospital, all in San Antonio; and McAllen Medical Center, among others. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he served as faculty advisor for many pre-and post-doctoral students and authored and co-authored numerous research papers about sarcomas, bone cancers, surgical techniques, and limb salvage.


  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS 
  • Medical Degree
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Doctorate in Anatomy
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Surgery Locations

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas
  • St. David's Medical Center


Dr. Williams specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant disorders of the musculoskeletal system including primary bone cancers, soft tissue sarcomas, and cancers such as breast, colon or prostate that have spread to the bone.


Dr. Williams performs the following procedures:

  • Limb salvage surgery in adults and children
  • Complex joint reconstruction
  • Semental skeletal reconstruction
  • Functional amputations.

Accolades & Memberships

  • Castle Connolly American Top Doctors: 2010-2017
  • Castle Connolly American Top Doctors for Cancer: 2006, 2007, 2009-2017
  • Super Doctors, Super Doctors: 2014-2017
  • Outstanding Physician by “Health Care Heroes”, San Antonio Business Journal: 2012
  • Distinguished honor from U.S. News and World Report: Chairman-Department of Orthopaedics of one of the top 100 Hospitals for Orthopaedic services: 2002-2004
  • The Best Doctors in America: Central Region: 1996, 1997
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society, member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, member
  • American Medical Association, member
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, member
  • International Society of Limb Salvage, member
  • Travis County Medical Society, member