Eric H. Williams MD

Eric H. Williams MD
  • Dr. Eric H. Williams
  • 1122 Kenilworth Dr. Suite #18 Towson, MD 21204
  • 410-337-5400

Eric H. Williams MD graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1999 after receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Williams completed his General Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. He then completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in June of 2006. Dr. Williams then completed another full year in fellowship training in Peripheral Nerve Surgery with Dr. A. Lee Dellon, a world renowned specialist in peripheral nerve surgery, in 2007.

Dr. Williams is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  After his fellowship, Dr. Williams was employed by The Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery for two additional years, until he became a full partner at The Dellon Institute in Baltimore, Maryland in 2010 dedicating the majority of his time to caring for the nerve injured patient.   

His focus since 2007 has been centered on the surgical care and rehabilitation of lower extremity and upper extremity complex peripheral nerve syndromes with an emphasis in nerve injury, entrapment, and chronic regional pain syndromes, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.   Other areas of interest and expertise include groin pain, knee pain after knee replacement, intercostal nerve injury, and migraine headaches. 

He has independently developed procedures to improve the sensation, pain, and muscle function in the lower extremity, and has been part of a team that has helped describe many other advancements in peripheral nerve surgery and peripheral nerve imaging.  He has written and is co-author on many publications in the field. 

While working in private practice, he is an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and works closely with the Musculoskeletal Radiology Division to help improve the diagnostic capabilities of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the peripheral nerve (MR Neurography). 

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Department of Plastic Surgery; Baltimore, MD 2010.

Education and Training            

Undergraduate Education:

1991 - 1995

Bachelor of Arts

Biology

Swarthmore College 

​Graduate Education:

1995 - 1999

Doctor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

Post-Graduate Education:

1999 Jul – 2000 Jun              

Internship, General Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Program Director:  John Tarpley, M.D.  

2000 Jul – 2004 Jun  

Residency, General Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Program Director:  John Tarpley, M.D.  

2004 Jul - 2006 Jun

Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

University of Alabama Medical Center

Birmingham, Alabama

Program Director:  Jorge De la Torre, M.D.                  

2006 Jul - 2007 Jun

Fellowship, Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Baltimore, Maryland

Program Director: A. Lee Dellon, M.D.

Professional Experience

2006 Jul - 2008 Jul      Employed Physician; Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

2006 Jul - present        Consulting/Treating Physician; Union Memorial Hospital

2006 Jul – 2008 Jul     Clinical Instructor – Plastic Surgery; Johns Hopkins Medical Center

2008 Jul - present        Full Partner Physician; Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

2008 Jul – present      Assistant Professor – Plastic Surgery; Johns Hopkins Medical Center

2009 - present             Medical Director of Timonium Surgical Center

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment disorders in upper and lower extremity, and trunk
    • Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, radial sensory nerve, pronator syndrome, brachial plexus compression (neurogenic thoracic outlet), common peroneal nerve, proximal tibial nerve, superficial peroneal nerve, deep peroneal nerve, tarsal tunnel syndrome, morton’s neuroma, Meralgia paresthetica
  • Chronic knee pain after knee replacement
  • Chronic groin pain after hernia repair, C-section, Hysterectomy
  • Causalgia
  • RSD / Chronic regional pain syndrome
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Chronic Migraine Headaches
  • Neuroma pain
  • Chronic post - surgical neuropathic pain
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy and overlapping nerve compressions
  • Breast pain after reconstruction or breast surgery
  • Intercostal nerve pain

Research Activities

Publications:

Peer-reviewed original research articles:

1.   Williams, E.H., McCarthy, E., Bickel, K.  The Histologic Anatomy of the Volar Plate.  Journal of Hand Surgery, American Volume. 23A: 805-810.  1998.

2.   Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A., de la Torre JI., Rosenberg LZ., Ahumada LA., Stoff A., Williams E.H. Vasconez LO. Abdominoplasty with Total Abdominal Liposuction for Patients with Massive Weight Loss.  Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 30(1):42-6, 2006 Jan-Feb.

3.   Williams E.H., Rosenberg. L., De la Torre, J., Fix, R. J.  Immediate Nipple Reconstruction on Free TRAM Breast Reconstruction.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  120 (5): 1115-1124, 2007.

Immediate Nipple Reconstruction and Maintenance of Breast Mound Projection in Free TRAM Flaps, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Tucson, Arizona 01/15/2006.

Immediate Nipple Reconstruction on a Coned Free TRAM flap. Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2006.

Immediate Nipple Reconstruction on a Coned Free TRAM flap. ASPS/PSEF Senior Resident’s Conference in Arlington, VA 03/25/2006

4.   Williams E.H., Williams C.G., Rosson G.D., Heitmiller, R.F., Dellon, A.L.  Neurectomy for Treatment of Intercostal Neuralgia.  Ann Thorac Surg. May, 85(5):1766-70; 2008.

5.   Williams E.H., Williams C.G., Rosson G.D., Dellon, A.L.  Anatomic Site for Proximal Tibial Nerve Compression: A Cadaver Study.  Annals of Plastic Surgery.  62(3):322-5; 2009.

Presented at the American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery 17th Annual Meeting, Berverly Hills, California, January 11-13-2008.

6.   Rosson, G.D., Williams E.H., Dellon A.L.  Motor Nerve Regeneration Across Conduit.  Microsurgery 29(2):107-114; 2009.

7.   Rosson GD, Larson AR, Williams EH, Dellon AL. Tibial nerve decompression in patients with tarsal tunnel syndrome: pressures in the tarsal, medial plantar, and lateral plantar tunnels. Plast Reconstr Surg. in press, 2009.

8.   Chhabra A, Williams EH, Wang KC, Dellon AL, Carrino JA. MR neurography of neuromas related to nerve injury and entrapment with surgical correlation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Sep;31(8):1363-8.

9.   Chhabra A, Williams EH, Subhawong TK, Hashemi S, Soldatos T, Wang KC, Carrino JA. MR Neurography Findings of Soleal Sling Entrapment. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar;196(3):W290-7.

10.   Chhabra A, Subhawong TK, Williams EH, Wang KC, Hashemi S. Thawait SK, Carrino JA.  High Resolution MR Neurography evaluation prior to repeat tarsal tunnel surgery AJR am J Roentgenol. 2011 Jul; 197(1)175-83.

11.   Chalian M, Faridian-Aragh N, Soldatos T, Batra K, Belzberg AJ, Williams EH, Carrino JA, Chhabra A.  High resolution 3T MR Neurography of suprascapular neuropathy.  Acad Radiol.  2011 Aug;18(8):1049-59.

12.   Dellon AL, Williams EH, Rosson GD, Hashemi SS, Tollestrup T, Hagan RR, Peled Z, Furtherueller G, Ember J.  Denervation of the periosteal origin of the adductor muscles in conjunction with adductor fasciotomy in the surgical treatment of refractory groin pull.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Oct; 128(4):926-32.

13.   Subhawong T, Wang K, Thawait S, Williams EH, Hashemi, SS, Segundo AM, Carrino JA, Chhabra A. High Resolution Imaging of Tunnels by Magnetic Resonance Neurography.  Skeletal Radiol.  2012 Jan: 41(1):15-31.

14.   Chalian M, Soldatos T, Faridian-Aragh N, Williams EH, Rosson GD, Eng J, Carrino JA, Chhabra A.  3T Magnetic Resonance Neurography of Tibial Nerve Pathologies.  J Neuroimaging.  2012 Jan 13

15.   Williams EH, Rosson GD, Hagan, RR, Hashemi SS, Dellon AL.  Soleal Sling Syndrome (Proximal Tibial Nerve Compression): results of surgical decompression.  Plas. Reconstr Surg.  2012 Feb; 129(2); 454-62.

16.   Chhabra A, Faridian-Aragh N, Soldatos T, Chalian M, Thawait SK, Williams EH, Andreisek G.  High-resolution 3T MR Neurography of Peroneal Neuropathy.  Skeletal Radiol. 2012 Mar 41(3):257-71.

17.   Dellon AL, Hoke A, Williams EH, Williams CG, Zhang Z, Rosson GD.  The sympathetic innervation of the human foot.  Plast Reconstr Surg.  2012 Apr; 129(4):905-9.

18.   Lee PP, Chalian M, Bizzell C, Williams EH, Rosson GD, Belzberg AJ, Eng J, Carrino JA, Chhabra A.  Magnetic resonance Neurography of common peroneal (fibular) neuropathy.  J Comput Assist Tomogr.  2012 Jul; 36(4):455-61.

19.   Fritz J, Bizzell C, Kathuria S, Flammang AJ, Williams EH, Belzberg AJ, Carrino JA, Chhabra A.  High-resolution magnetic resonance-guided posterior femoral cutaneous nerve blocks.  Skeletal Radiol.  2012 Dec 20 Epub.

20.   Chhabra A, Del Grande F, Soldatos T, Chalian M, Belzberg AJ, Williams EH, Jalali FS, Thawait GK, Eng J, Carrino JA.  Meralgia paresthetica; 3-Tesla Magnetic resonance Neurography.  Skeletal Radiol.  2013 Jan 11.  Epub.

21.   Soldatos T, Andreisek G, Thawait GK, Guggenberger R, Williams EH, Carrino JA, Chhabra A.  High Resolution 3-T MR neurography of the lumbosacral plexus.  Radiographics. 2013 Jul-Aug;33(4):967-87.

22.   Chalian M, Behzadi AH, Williams EH, Shores JT, Chhabra A.  High-resolution magnetic resonance neurography in upper extremity neuropathy.  Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2014 Feb;24(1):109-25.

23.   Chhabra A, Subhawong TK, Williams EH, Wang KC, Hashemi SS, Thawait SK, Carrino JA The application of 3-dimensional diffusion-weighted PSIF technique in the peripheral nerve imaging of the distal extremities JMRI- (final revision being reviewed- provisionally accepted)

24.   Boyles J, Tufaha S, George T, Williams EH,  Glickman L, Dellon AL.  Pain after Breast Surgery Related to Intercostal Nerves (in press)

 

Peer-reviewed published case reports:

1.   Castaldo, E., Williams, E.H., Dattilo, J., Passman, M., Naslund, T., Guzman, R.  Common Femoral Vein Aneurysm Simulating an Inguinal Hernia.  American Surgeon. 71(7):591-4, 2005

2.   Williams E.H., Dellon, A.L. Intraseptal Superficial Peroneal Nerve. Microsurgery. 27(5):477-480, 2007.

3.   Williams E.H., Williams C.G., Rosson G.D., Dellon A.L.  Combined Peroneal and Proximal Tibial Nerve Palsies.  Microsurgery, Feb 26 2009

4.   Rosson G.D., Williams E.H., Dellon A.L., Hashemi S.S., Manson P.N. Painful Pelvic Constriction Band Syndrome: A Case Report. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Invited Book Chapters:

1.   Williams E.H., Dellon A.L.  Overview of Nerve Repair; in Master Skills In Nerve Repair: Tips and Techniques.  Ed. Slutsky, D.J.  2006

2.   Williams E. H., Dellon, A.L.  Anterior Submuscular Transposition; Hand Clinics: The Ulnar Nerve.  Ed. Zotolow, D.A. and Pellegrini, V.D.  23: 345-358; 2007

 

Research Program Building

Peripheral Nerve Radiology Conference:  Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology Multidiscplinary Conference, co-hosted by Dr. John Carrino and Dr. Aveensh Chhabra.  CME APPROVED.

 

IRB Application Approvals

Williams EH (PI), Williams CG, Dellon AL, Rosson GD.  Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Intercostal Neuralgia.  JHM-eIRB # NA_00011182

Dellon AL, Rosson GR, Williams EH (PI), Williams CG.  Surgical Outcome of Decompression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve.  JHM-eIRB # NA_00011350

Rosson GD (PI), Dellon AL, Hoke A, Williams CG, Williams EH.  Sympathetic Pathways in the Leg and Foot.  JHM-eIRB # 00012237

Rosson GD (PI), Williams EH, Dellon AL.  Primate Motor Nerve Regeneration Across a Conduit.  JHM-eIRB # NA_00011044

Williams EH (PI), Rosson GD, Dellon AL.  Management Algorithm for the Painful Crushed Foot.  JHM-eIRB # NA_00018239

 

Educational Activities

Teaching

Classroom Instruction

10/04  Noma: Face of Poverty: Grand Rounds Department of Plastic Surgery University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

04/05  Craniofacial Embryology: Grand Rounds Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

10/05  Nipple Areola Reconstruction: Grand Rounds Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

04/06  Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Grand Rounds Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

07/07  Surgery and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy:  Memorial Hospital; North Conway, NH.

09/07  Pros and Cons of Non-Accredited Fellowship Program and Primer on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy:  Resident Teaching Conference.  University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

09/07  The Surgical Management of Nerve Compressions in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and other Highlights of Peripheral Nerve Fellowship:   Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds.  University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

12/07  Case Presentations:  Grand Rounds Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

04/09  When Rehabilitiation Fails:   The Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, NJ. 

Clinical Instruction

07/09 – 2012      Peripheral Nerve Fellowship, Full-time faculty, Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland.

07/07 – 06/08     Union Memorial Hospital, Peripheral Nerve Fellowship, Full-time faculty, Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland.

07/07 – present  Part time adjunct clinical faculty, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland.

10/14                  World Association of Pain Management and Ultrasound.  Neurosonology Cadaver Course -- Faculty.  Anatomic Dissection and Correlation – Las Vegas, NV

08/15 – present   Hopkins Resident Peripheral Nerve Rotations.  A peripheral nerve experience in private practice. One month elective rotations.   Co-Faculty with A. Lee Dellon MD, PhD.

10/15                  World Association of Pain Management and Ultrasound.  Neurosonology Cadaver Course – Faculty.  Anatomic Dissection and Correlation – Atlanta, GA

11/15                  Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons:  Discussion panel on Tips and Techniques in Performing Decompression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve

03/16                  World Association of Pain Management and Ultrasound: Headache Course – Faculty.  Anatomic Dissection of Occipital Nerve System and Supraorbital, supratrochlear, Zygomaticotemporal, and Auriculotemporal Pain Generators.  Atlanta, GA

11/16                  Faculty for Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona

Grand Rounds

07/25/2015:  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling

CME

8/06  25th Workshop on Advanced Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery:   Instructor.  Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. 

7/07  27th Workshop on Advanced Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery:  Instructor.   Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

10/07  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling:  Preliminary Findings.  American Association of Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgeons.  Washington, DC.

12/07  28th Workshop on Advanced Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery:  Instructor.   Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

03/08  Nerve Compressions Around the Elbow:  Demystifying the Elbow.  Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore MD.

7/08  30th Workshop on Advanced Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery:  Instructor.   Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

10/08  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling: an update  Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.  Washington, DC.

03/09  Doctors Demystify: Diagnostic Testing for Nerves.  Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore Maryland.

10/10  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling: an update  Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.  Fort Worth, TX.

Mentoring

07/07 – 12/07   Christopher G. Williams, M.D.,   Peripheral nerve surgery fellow

01/08 – 06/08   David Rosenberg, M.D., Peripheral nerve surgery fellow

08/09 – 07/10   Shar Hashemi, M.D., Peripheral nerve surgery fellow

Educational Program Building / Leadership

2010 - Peripheral Nerve Radiology Conference:  Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology Multidiscplinary Conference, co-hosted by Dr. John Carrino and Dr. Avneesh Chabra – CME APPROVED

2011 - Program committee member for American Society of Peripheral Nerve

2015 – Membership Committee of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

2015 - Hopkins Resident Peripheral Nerve Rotations.  A peripheral nerve experience in private practice. Co-Faculty with A. Lee Dellon MD, PhD

 

Clinical Activities

Certification

            Board Certification:

            2006:  Board Certification: General Surgery

            2009:  Board Certification: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery           

Medical License:

            2004 – 2013:  Alabama State Medical License;  License #:  MD26001

            2006 – present:  Maryland State Medical License: License #:  D0063768

            2010 – present:  Colorado State Medical License:  License #  49406

 

Organizational Activities

Editorial Activities

2007- present:   American Journal of Sports Medicine:  Ad hoc reviewer

2007- present:   Annals of Plastic Surgery:  Editorial staff

Professional Societies

2004 – present:   H. William Scott Jr. Society: Member

2008 - present:   American Society of Peripheral Nerve: Member 

2008 - present:   American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery: Member

2009 - present:   American Society of Plastic Surgery: Member

2009 - present:   Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons: Member / Fellow

2014 - present:   World Association of Ultrasound in Pain Management

     

Recognition

AWARDS / HONORS

1992-95:  NCAA Division III All American Scholar Wrestling Team

1994:  Gomer Davies Most Valuable Wrestler

1994:  Centennial Conference Outstanding Wrestler

1995:  Kwink Trophy – Senior Who Best Demonstrates the Five Principles of Service, Society, Scholarship, Spirit, and Sportsmanship.

1995:  National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award

1998:  The Westminster Schools Athletic Hall of Fame – Wrestling

1999:  Westra Scholarship – awarded for International Missions work to Galmi, Niger, West Africa.

1999:  MAP – Readers Digest International Fellowship – awarded for International Missions work in Galmi, Niger, West Africa.

2005:  Synthes Craniofacial Scholarship for Medical Missions Ecuador with University of Alabama and University of Kentucky.

2008:  Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Prize :  Junior Category, Clinician.  For -- Human experimental and clinical evidence supporting tibial nerve decompression in the medial and lateral plantar tunnels:  Gedge Rosson, Allison Barker, Eric Williams, A. Lee Dellon

INVITED TALKS

04/06  Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Grand Rounds Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL.

07/07  Surgery and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy:  Memorial Hospital; North Conway, NH.

10/07  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling:  Preliminary Findings.  American Association of Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgeons.  Washington, DC.

10/08  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling: an update  Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.  Washington, DC.

04/09  When Rehabilitation Fails:   The Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, NJ. 

10/10  Compression of the Proximal Tibial Nerve at the Level of the Soleal Sling: an update  Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.  Fortworth, TX.

Memberships:

American Society of Peripheral Nerve
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
 
 
 

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