Mathew R. Williams, MD

  • Specialties: Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-0264
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Named
New York Magazine Top Doctor
First U.S. Doctor
Trained in Both Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology
TAVR Procedures
More Than Any U.S. Surgeon
Performed First Completely Trans-Septal Percutaneous Mitral Valve Replacement Procedure in the World

About Me

I have always had a strong interest in medicine, but the heart is the part of the body I find most fascinating. Its dynamic nature, in combination with my drive to take care of others, led me to specialize in both cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology.

These two specialties treat the same diseases using different sets of tools. Having trained in both, I can approach my patients’ conditions from two angles to find the best treatment.

My team and I treat people who have different types of heart valve diseases. Most commonly, we see people with aortic valve stenosis, or the narrowing of the main valve of the heart, and mitral valve regurgitation, in which the mitral valve does not close effectively, causing blood to flow backward.

Our treatments range from surgery, including minimally invasive procedures, to less invasive transcatheter approaches that avoid the need for open heart surgery. We specialize in using advanced transcatheter technology, and I have performed close to 4,000 of these types of procedures. My team at the Heart Valve Center has also performed the most mitral valve clip procedures in the region.

As director of the Heart Valve Center, I am fortunate to lead a team of physicians specialized in multiple aspects of heart valve conditions. This diversity allows us to view each condition from various angles and collaborate to create the safest, most effective treatment for our patients. I also focus on individualizing treatments—one person may benefit from surgery, whereas another may recover better from a less invasive procedure.

Heart valve disease can be a frightening diagnosis, and I do what I can to put my patients at ease. We have an incredibly compassionate team here at NYU Langone, and we collaborate with social workers, dietitians, physical therapists, and other professionals to make the treatment and recovery process as seamless as possible.


Conditions and Treatments

aortic valve stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic valve insufficiency, mitral valve stenosis, tricuspid valve insufficiency, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary valve regurgitation (PVR), aortic aneurysm, coronary heart disease, pericardial disease, minimally invasive surgery, heart valve disease, thoracic aortic aneurysm, aortic valve replacement, left coronary artery structure, tricuspid valve disease, aortic disease, pulmonary embolism (PE), aortic dissection, mitral valve disease, mitral valve repair, aortic valve disease, bloodless, congenital heart disease, atrial septal defect, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Heart Valve center
  • Chief, Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgery, 2007
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Interventional Cardiology, 2006
  • Residency, Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr (New York, NY), Cardio-Thoracic Surg, 2005
  • Residency, Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr (New York, NY), Surgery, 2003
  • Residency, UCLA Medical Center, Surgery, 1998
  • MD from Columbia University, 1996

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