Seth K. Williams

Seth K. Williams, MD

Associate Professor
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-5394


  • Bachelor of Science
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1995
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 2000
  • Internship - General Surgery
    University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 2000-2001
  • Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 2001-2006
  • Fellowship - Spine Surgery
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 2006-2007
  • AO Trauma Fellowship
    Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2010

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Williams specializes in minimally-invasive spine surgery, CT-navigated surgical techniques, and complex cervical and lumbar spine surgery.  He also treats extremity fractures as a member of the Trauma Division.

Research Interests

  • Minimally-invasive spinal surgery techniques in the treatment of spine trauma.
  • Percutaneous minimally-invasive lumbopelvic stabilization techniques in the treatment of sacral fractures with spino-pelvic dissociation patterns.
  • Comparison of blood loss in minimally-invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion compared to conventional open surgical techniques.
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion rates using structural allograft bone and local autograft bone graft.
  • Minimally-invasive percutaneous and open techniques for iliac screw placement with CT confirmation.
  • Intraoperative fluoroscopic techniques to detect pedicle screw breech.
  • Biomechanical analysis of short-segment spinal fixation techniques in the treatment of thoracolumbar trauma.
  • Minimally-invasive stabilization in spine trauma, tumors, and infection.
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