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Estell Williams: Mentoring the Next Generation of Black Doctors

June 17, 2020

Dr. Estell Williams Doctor for a Day

Estell Williams, MD, teaching high school students at Doctor for a Day, an outreach event at Harborview Medical Center’s WISH simulation center. (Photo taken before COVID-19.) Credit: Leah Blanton

Surgeon and assistant professor Estell Williams, MD, has overcome a lot in her 33 years of life. She grew up with limited financial means, survived personal loss and weathered the life-altering effects of Hurricane Katrina. Her road to get to where she is today wasn’t easy, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

“My upbringing is nontraditional, but it did truly lay the foundation for me and how I view the world and why I’m passionate about the things I’m passionate about,” she explains. MORE