About Mark M. Williams, MD, FACS


Dr. Williams Curriculum Vitae (resume)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995 Recertified, thru 2025


University Of California, Berkeley, California AB, Psychology 1983
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California MD, Medicine 1987
University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida General Surgery 1988
University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation 1992
Fellowship in Sports Medicine
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Van Nuys, California Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine & Adult Reconstruction 1993

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Bay Medical Center | Panama City, Florida
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center | Panama City, Florida
  • HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital | Panama City, Florida
Surgical Center
  • Northwest Florida Surgery Center | Panama City, Florida

Society Memberships

National Society Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
State Society Memberships
    State Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
    State Orthopaedic Societies
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
Regional Memberships
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
Specialty Society Memberships
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Additional Society Memberships
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society

  • United States Olympic Sports Medicine Society

  • California Scholarship Federation, Lifetime Member

  • Bays Medical Society

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Achievements & Awards

Chairman, Florida State Boxing Commission, current; United States Olympic Team, Physician Volunteer, July 1998; wrote and directed an Award winning videotape, "Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Double Looped Hamstring Tendons", AAOS Committee on Audio-visual education, 1994; privileged to have taught other Orthopaedic Surgeons from around the world the latest arthroscopic techniques through AANA (since 1992) and in Vietnam as Orthopaedic Overseas volunteer; authored 4 published medical textbook chapters, 7 scientific papers, 2 instructional videotapes; quoted in Wall Street Journal, 04.01.1997 re: Columbia's joint venturing with physicians; Team Physician for many years for local sports teams.

Community Involvement

Sports Medicine is of special interest to us. You will see our office d├ęcor reflects this. In 1998, the United States Olympic Committee honored Dr. Williams by selecting him as a team physician for the US Olympic Team. Dr. Williams volunteered for 2 weeks at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as a US Olympic Team Physician. It was here that he treated the United States', as well as visiting countries', Olympic athletes. After his participation, he was also invited to join the United States Olympic Sports Medicine Society and continues to be a member today. In 2008, Dr. Williams was appointed to the Florida State Boxing Commission (FSBC) by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to the 5 member state panel and continues to volunteer his time in this capacity for the citizens of Florida having been reappointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2011. In 2012, he was elected by his peers to serve as FSBC's Chairman. Dr. Williams' extensive Sports Medicine education and experience allows state-of-the art principles of Sports Medicine to be used for all patients whether or not they play sports. We work closely with parents, trainers, and coaches to provide safe, rewarding experiences for athletes. Our Sports Medicine experience is applied to all age groups, including our injured workers. We understand our patient's desires to return to the athletic field, the workplace, or their usual activities as soon as possible.

Sports Medicine Experience:

Privileged to have current and previous patients from NFL, Major League Baseball, PGA / Senior PGA and Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA). Member, PGA Medical Team (The Boeing Championship at Sandestin, May 11-14, 2006 and June 1-3, 2007); US Olympic Team Physician; Team Physician volunteer for local high schools (including Bay, Mosley, and Rutherford) and Gulf Coast Community College; completed Sports Medicine Fellowship in Los Angeles (www.scoi.com); established Shoulder & Sports Medicine practice in Panama City in 1993 and founded Williams Shoulder & Sports Medicine in 1998. Florida State Boxing Commissioner (FSBC) 06.23.2008 to present; FSBC Chairman, February 2012 to present.

International Lecturer, Author, & Instructor:

Presenter of talks and papers throughout the world, including Asia and Europe; Author of numerous surgery textbook chapters and peer reviewed scientific journal articles, and wrote and produced an award winning surgery instructional videotape; Instructor of current arthroscopic & Sports Medicine techniques to practicing orthopaedic surgeons from around the world through the Arthroscopy Association of North America (1992 through 2003).

Medical Missionary:

In 1998, Dr. Mark Williams was an Orthopaedic Overseas volunteer with an Orthopaedic team from Harvard Medical School on a medical mission to Vietnam; taught Vietnamese surgeons new orthopaedic surgical techniques; lectured medical students on shoulder anatomy at Vietnam Medical School in Hue, Vietnam.

Contact Information

Williams Shoulder and Sports Medicine 320 East 19th Street Panama City, FL USA 32405 View map Phone 850-769-2757 Fax 850-769-2455

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Meet our Sports Medicine team

With over 22 years of experience serving Northwest Florida our focus is on meeting the needs of each patient through advanced minimally invasive techniques using surgery only as a last resort. Dr. Williams is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (through 2025). Dr. Williams is also a designated "Expert Medical Advisor (EMA)" by the State of Florida Division of Workers' Compensation and is only one of a select number of such experts in the state and only 1 of 2 orthopaedic surgeon EMA's in the Florida panhandle, including Pensacola and Tallahassee. Florida work comp judges rely on Dr. Williams's expert opinion to help them resolve disputes between parties. Dr. Williams has been honored with multiple recognitions including Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor" recognition for orthopaedic surgery, Top 10 orthopaedic surgeon in state of Florida by Vitals.com, and designated an Expert Medical Advisor (EMA) by the state of Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. As of 2015, he is privileged to be the only orthopaedic surgeon within 75 miles of Panama City to be recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Castle Connolly

Dr. Williams personally sees all our patients but our team is enhanced by our Nurse Practitioner, Angela M. Williams, ARNP, who serves as Dr. Williams' assistant surgeon in the operating room. She also does routine post-op management in the office. Our in-office X-ray team offers convenient same day X-rays led by our technologist, Jim Alexander. Our front office staff, including Ashlyn & Helen will assist you in scheduling any necessary tests or surgeries. Our in-house insurance billing department led by our office manager, Machelle Miles, allows us to assist you with filing your medical insurance on your behalf.

Williams Shoulder & Sports Medicine is committed to providing the highest level orthopaedic care to our rapidly growing patient family.

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