The Breast Center attained national accreditation in 2010 and serves the women of the region by providing state-of-the-art breast cancer treatment. It is the community’s focal point in improving access to breast care services.
Our team of breast cancer specialists includes many fields of medicine; Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Breast Radiology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Pathology. In 2009, our “Multidisciplinary Team” was enthusiastically received by our patients and the community for providing quality, patient-centered care.
Dr. Williams formally proposed to create a nationally accredited Breast Center in 2009. His goal was to obtain NAPBC Breast Center accreditation quickly and hire a Breast Patient Navigator to assist those afflicted with this disease in the community. A sustainable business model was created to assure that the community would benefit from a Breast Center for decades to come.
Dr. Williams was the Medical Director and Chairman of the Interdisciplinary Breast Conference from 2010 to 2018, which is the formal name of the multidisciplinary team of specialists. All of his newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are discussed in this conference to make sure the very best treatment options are offered to each patient.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) specifies that breast cancer surgeons play the central role in breast cancer treatment and in running quality-oriented breast centers. Breast surgeons and radiologists are the first to biopsy and tell a patient that they have cancer. Surgeons guide them through their diagnosis, initial treatment options, surgical options and then focus on providing the best cancer and cosmetic outcomes possible.
The Novant UVA Breast Center was awarded full accreditation by the NAPBC in 2010. The visiting NAPBC surveyor in 2010 specifically highlighted Dr. Williams’ breast center leadership in his accreditation assessment. This was a major personal and professional achievement for Dr. Williams. The Breast Center was fully reaccredited again in 2013 and 2016. Generations of women in the Northern Virginia community will benefit from this collective effort in the future