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Brittney Williams, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



UMMC, S11C00

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-3990

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-9813


(410) 328-3092

Education and Training

2003: B.S., Biology, The American University

2007: M.D., State University of New York, Upstate Medical University

2011-2012: Internship, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

2012-2015: Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

2015-2016: Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Dr. Williams received her bachelor’s degree from the American University and her medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY. She completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the University of Maryland.

Currently, Dr. Williams is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland where she can pursue her research interests which include cardiopulmonary bypass associated coagulopathy and sepsis induced coagulopathy.

Highlighted Publications

  1. Hu Y, Williams B, Galai I, Nathan N, Smallman B. Tongue protrusion as an extubation criterion in pediatric surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 24(9), 1021-2. PMID: 25092454. 2014.
  2. Williams B, McNeil J, Crabbe A, Tanaka KA. Practical Use of Thromboelastometry in the Management of Perioperative Coagulopathy and Bleeding. Transfus Med Rev. 31(1), 11-25. PMID: 27622549. 2016.
  3. Williams B, Bernstein W. Review of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrance Oxygenation and Development of Intracardiac Thrombosis in Adult Cardiothoracic Patients. J Extra Corpor Technol. 48(4), 162-167. PMID: 27994255. 2016.
  4. Henderson RS, Deshpande S, Williams B, Taylor BS, Tanaka KA. Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal in Emergency Type-A Aortic Dissection. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 31(6), e80-e81. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.04.027. Epub 2016 May 13. PMID: 27498256. 2017.
  5. Odonkor P, Srinivas A, Strauss E, Williams B, Mazzeffi M, Tanaka KA. Perioperative Coagulation Management of a Hemophilia A Patient During Cardiac Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 21(4), 312-320. doi: 10.1177/1089253217702747. Epub 2017 Apr 7. PMID: 28388863. 2017.
  6. Tanaka KA, Mazzeffi MA, Williams B. Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy: Thrombin Is the Driver!. Anesthesiology. 127(3), 585. PMID: 28816786. 2017.
  7. Strauss ER, Mazzeffi MA, Williams B, Key NS, Tanaka KA. Perioperative management of rare coagulation factor deficiency states in cardiac surgery. Brit J Anesth. 119(3), 354-368. 2017.
  8. Williams B, Mazzeffi MA, Sanchez PG, Pham SM, Kon Z, Tanaka KA. Case Report of Severe Antithrombin Deficiency During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for Double Lung Transplantation. A A Case Rep. 8(1), 11-13. PMID: 28036320. 2017.
  9. Williams B, Wehman B, Mazzeffi MA, Odonkor P, Harris RL, Kon Z, Tanaka K. Acute Intracardiac Thrombosis and Pulmonary Thromboembolism After Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Systematic Review of Reported Cases. Anesth Analg. 126(2), 126(2):425-434. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002259. PMID: 28682954. 2018.
  10. Hasan S, Abuelkasem E, Williams B, Henderson R, Mazzeffi MA, Tanaka KA. Factor IX From Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Augments Low Dose Tissue Factor-triggered Thrombin Generation - an in vitro study. Brit J Anaesth. 121(4), 936-943. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2018.05.063. Epub 2018 Jul 4. PMID: 30236256. 2018.
  11. Williams B, Sikorski R, Anders M, Galvagno S, Rock P, Mazzeffi M. Should We Use Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography More in Non-Cardiac Surgery?. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 32(3), e71-e73. PMID: 27474334. 2018.
  12. Mazzeffi MA, See JM, Williams B, Richards J, Zimmerman D, Galvagno S, Fontaine M, Tanaka K. Five-year trends in perioperative red blood cell transfusion from index cases in five surgical specialties: 2011 to 2015. Transfusion. (5), 1271-1278. doi: 10.1111/trf.14559. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29542136. 2018.
  13. Williams B, Chriss E, Kaplan J, Cartron A, Taylor B, Gammie J, Tanaka K, Mazzeffi M. Hypothermia, pH and Postoperative Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Massively Transfused Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 32(4), 1642-1647. PMID: 29290382. 2018.
  14. Tanaka KA, Bharadwaj S, Hasan S, Judd M, Abuelkasem E, Henderson R, Chow JH, Williams B, Mazzeffi MA, Crimmins SD, Malinow AM. Elevated fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor, and Factor VIII confer resistance to dilutional coagulopathy and activated protein C in normal pregnant women. Br J Anaesth. 122(6), 751-759. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.02.012. PMID: 30916034. 2019.
  15. Williams B, Henderson RS, Reformato VS, Pham T, Taylor BS, Tanaka KA. Hemostasis Management of Patients Undergoing Emergent Cardiac Surgery After Ticagrelor Loading. Case Report. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. pii: S1053-0770(19)30581-6. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.06.028. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31375405. 2019.