Shauna T Williams MD FACS FASCRS
Dr. Williams has been in private practice in Boise, Idaho since 1991, and is Board Certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. She has had a successful medical career because of her focus on providing compassionate care to her patients. Dr. Williams believes in taking a careful history and thorough exam before making her recommendations, which may not necessarily involve surgery. She believes in recommending the treatment that fits the patient and issue of concern. Dr. Williams received specialized training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and has incorporated many new techniques into her practice.
Dr. Williams also believes that physicians should give back to the community and has served in many leadership capacities at the hospital and in the community. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the Quality Board Committee for SARMC, the Board of Trustees of the College of Idaho, and serves as the medical facilitator for the Idaho Chapter of Casting for Recovery (a fly fishing retreat program for women with breast cancer that provides them with emotional and physical support). She has been included in the “Best Doctors in America” since 2005, and in 2009 was awarded the “Distinguished Citizen Award” from the St. Alphonsus Foundation. Most recently Dr. Williams was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 1% doctors in the nation.
Dr. Williams is married to Dr. Rick Williams, a biologist, and has a son Chris. She enjoys the outdoors, especially fly fishing, skiing and golfing.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1975-1980
University of Hawaii John A Burns Medical School, 1980-1984
Oregon Health Sciences University
Surgical Internship, 1984
General Surgery Residency, 1985-1990
American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, 1987
Mayo Clinic, Colon and Rectal Fellowship, 1990-1991
1984 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
1990 (exp 07/01/2021) Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
1991 (exp 12/30/2022) Diplomat, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, since 1987, President, 2007-2009
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow and Program Committee Member, 2005-2008
- Priestly Society member, (Mayo Clinic Surgical Society). 1991-present
- American College of Surgeons Fellow, 1991-present
- Idaho Medical Association, Member, 1991-present
- Ada County Medical Society, Member, 1991-present
- Fly Fishing Federation, Certified Casting Instructor
Awards and Present Leadership positions:
- Visiting Professor, Dept. of CRS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1999
- Twin Award for Woman’s and Children’s Alliance-2001
- Distinguish Citizen Award from the St. Alphonsus Foundation, 2009
- Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Resident’s Award, 1987
- Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Ross Resident’s and Fellowship Research Conference, 1987
- St. Vincent’s Hospital Resident’s Award, 1989
- Best Doctors in America, 1996-1998,2005 to present
- U.S. News and World Report, 1% Top Doctor in Nation, 2011
- Woman’s Healthcare Fund (St. Al’s Foundation), Member, 1999-present
- Saint Alphonsus Board of Trustee Member 2008-present
- College of Idaho, Board of Trustee 2010 –present
- Saint Alphonsus Cancer Committee, 1997 -present
- Casting for Recovery, Idaho Chapter, Medical facilitator and fly fishing inst.
Past Leadership Involvement:
- St. Mark’s Catholic School Foundation Board member 2005 –2009
- Saint Alphonsus Medical Staff, President, 2003-2005
- Saint Alphonsus Medical Staff, President-Elect 2001-2003
- Saint Alphonsus Foundation Board, Member- 2000-2009
- Saint Alphonsus Planning/Finance Committee- 1999-2010
- Saint Alphonsus Quality Board Committee-2003-2004, 2011-present
- Saint Alphonsus Building Committee-2003-2008
- Saint Alphonsus Physician Advisory Council- 1999-2009
- Saint Alphonsus Cancer Committee Chair, 1997-2001
- Saint Alphonsus Project Genesis, Physician Chair, 2004-2011
- Saint Alphonsus Operative and Invasive Committee Chair, 1997-2001
- Saint Alphonsus Medical Executive Committee, 2001-2005
- Saint Alphonsus By- laws committee, 2001-2002
Rand-Luby L, Pommier RF, Williams ST, Woltering EA, Small KA, Fletcher WS. Improved Outcome of Surgical Flaps Treated with Topical Dimethylsulfoxide. Annals of Surgery 1996; 224, 583-590.
Donohue JH, Williams ST, Cha S, Windschitl HE, Witzig TE, Nelson H, Fitzgibbons RJ, Wieand HS, Moertel CG. Perioperative Blood Transfusions Do Not Affect Disease Recurrance of Patients Undergoing Curative Resection of Colorectal Carcinoma: A Mayo/North Central Cancer Treatment Group Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1995; 13, 1671-1678.
Williams ST, Beart RW. Staging of Colorectal Cancer. Seminars in Surgical Oncology 1992; 8, 89-93
Williams ST, Busby RC, Demuth RJ, Nelson H. Perianal Hidradentitis Suppurativa: Two Unusual Complications and Review of Its Association with Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Annuals of Plastic Surgery 1991; 26,456-462.
Williams ST. Povidone-Iodine Use in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Selected Topics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Ed. Robertson WG. 1990.
Geer RJ, Richards WO, O’Dorisio TM, Woltering EA, Williams ST, Rice D, Abumrad NN. Efficacy of Octeotide Acetate in the Treatment of Severe Postgastrectomy Dumping
- Fly Fishing
- Downhill Skiing
- Snow Shoeing
- Whitewater rafting
- Pheasant Hunting
- Domestic and International Travel