“General Surgeon Kenna Williams, M.D. has joined the medical staff at DeKalb Community Hospital this month, and we are very pleased to have her on our surgical team” Chief Executive Officer , Sue Conely explains. “She will be on campus on Thursdays and is currently seeing patients at the Medical Specialty Office. “
“In addition to the usual types of general surgery, including skin lesions of all types, gallbladder, bowel surgery and hernia surgeries, Williams has a specialized interest in breast surgery, both benign and malignant breast disorders. She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. We are thrilled to have another surgeon with this type of specialty here at DeKalb Community Hospital, ” says Nancy Trapp, Surgical Services Director.
Williams was raised in Memphis and graduated from Central High School there in the center of what the locals call “midtown.” After receiving a BA in Biology from University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, she went to work for Dr. Robert Summitt, her longtime mentor and dean of the medical school at U.T.
“I first went to work in the genetics lab and was taught to do tissue culture and karyotyping or chromosome analysis, then worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital doing the same genetic analysis on tumor biopsies from children with cancer,” Dr. Williams said of early career. I decided to go further and applied to medical school, was accepted, and graduated with my MD degree in 1986.”
Dr. Williams started surgical residency training there in Memphis at the UT medical units and finished in 1991. Since then, she has been in the private practice of general surgery in Murfreesboro, Cookeville, and Pulaski. Dr Williams is a Board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Both she and her staff are committed to delivering the best care possible for patients. “Our office is a always ready to go the extra mile to take good care of you,“ Dr. Williams said, “and we are happy to be working with DeKalb Community Hospital because they are so committed to delivering excellent care.”
Dr. Williams has a farm in Putnam County since 1995 and enjoys the quiet wooded hillsides of middle Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland Plateau. She is no stranger to a commute and admits that she loves the Tennessee backroads.
To get more information about General Surgeon Kenna Williams, M.D. contact: Shalyn F. Eaton LPN, Medical Specialty Office-Clinical director at DeKalb Community Hospital at (615) 215-5250.
About DeKalb Community Hospital:
Beds: 71, Fully accredited by The Joint Commission
Services: 24-hour Emergency Care, Medical/Surgical Care, Intensive Care Unit, General Surgery, Clinical Laboratory, Sleep Services, Diagnostic Imaging services include X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine. Physical and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy Pulmonary Function Testing, Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Stress Testing, EEG’s, Pulmonology, Oncology Clinic and Infusion Center, Cardiology, Urology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology and Ophthalmology