Aaron O. Williams MD
Oncologist at Athens Cancer Center
About Aaron O. Williams MD
Skilled oncologist Aaron O. Williams MD possesses a lifelong dedication to helping patients overcome cancer. In 2006, Aaron O. Williams MD founded Athens Cancer Center in Athens, Ohio. As the center’s medical director, the oncologist uses state-of-the-art technologies to provide treatment for cancers affecting the lungs, prostate, head, neck, breasts, and female reproductive system.
In 1993, Dr. Williams earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Additionally, he holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties, Dr. Williams was recognized as one of the top radiologists in America by the Consumer Research Council in 2007. For more information on his medical practice, please visit AthensCancerCenter.net.
Evidence-Based Medicine at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
An accomplished radiation oncologist, Aaron O. Williams MD leads as medical director of the Athens Cancer Center, an Ohio facility he founded. Aaron O. Williams MD, a researcher in addition to his work as an oncologist, also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
By definition, evidence-based medicine (EBM) involves the integrating of research findings with clinical knowledge and the personal values of each individual patient. The discipline focuses on gathering the latest and most relevant clinical research into diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment methodologies. By incorporating the latest findings, EBM practitioners can work toward offering the safest and most effective tests and regimens.
EBM also requires the use of a practitioner's full set of skills and experiences. The practitioner must consider all such abilities and backgrounds in light of a patient's individual case, thus applying a career's worth of knowledge to discover what interventions would best suit a patient's situation. While considering the most appropriate care in light of research and practitioner knowledge, medical professionals in EBM must also consider the patient's real concerns, expectations, and preferences. Once a care plan has been developed and implemented, the care team must reflect on its efficacy and identify potential improvements for the next case.