George W. Williams, M.D.
Physician, UTHealth McGovern Medical School and Memorial Hermann-TMC
Physician Donation Advocate & Registered Donor
Dr. George W. Williams has seen firsthand what organ and tissue donation can do; he’s cared for both organ donors and recipients throughout his career as a critical care physician and anesthesiologist. He has worked to champion donation at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and is a member of the LifeGift Medical Advisory Board.
“The importance of donation can be underappreciated, even by medical professionals,” he said. “Donation is a way to care for multiple patients at once, improve quality of life and help in the family healing process.”
He first started learning about organ donation in college and through people he knew who needed and received organ transplants. He registered as a donor several years ago.
“If you know anyone who is waiting for an organ or who has died waiting for an organ, you know that like most things, you have to rely on yourself to make a change.”
Dr. Williams is often the one working to make change in the world. Though he’s a busy man as a physician, a husband to fellow anesthesiologist Dr. Erin Williams and a father to three children (ranging from preschool to middle school), he still finds time to be active in his church as a deacon, trustee, musician and director. He’s also on the board for the Harris County Medical Society and is an officer for the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.
His philosophy for living and giving to others is pretty simple:
“Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. When you do, it’s not hard to understand what you should do.”