Dr. John Williams is a breast cancer surgeon and patient education advocate. He founded and is medical director of the Breast Cancer School for Patients, an online video-based cancer education platform. His policy and research interests focus on improving cancer outcomes and disparities by promoting a transparent and patient-focused national healthcare system. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology with distinction from Duke University and his medical degree from UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Williams then completed his surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine with Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. He is a clinical affiliate faculty member at the Institute for Biohealth Innovation at George Mason University and founded the Novant-UVA Breast Center in 2009. Dr. Williams practices breast surgery in Northern Virginia.