Dr. Oneeka Williams developed her desire to become a doctor at an early age. When she first entered the operating room while attending Harvard Medical School, it was love at first sight. Oneeka graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biophysics. At Harvard, Oneeka earned both the Medical Doctor and Masters of Public Health degrees, and she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Lahey Clinic, among the world’s highest-regarded training institutions in urologic surgery. Dr. Williams conducts a very busy practice at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her peers rate her among the top urologic surgeons in the United States and her patients speak of her compassion and skill.
She is passionate about community health and community service and is a frequent speaker about Prostate Health and Cardiovascular Health. She has had a lifelong passion for writing and is the author of the Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo children’s book series.
Dr. Williams is a practicing surgeon and lives just outside Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, Dr. Charles Anderson, a Neonatologist, hospital management specialist, and corporate executive, and their son, Mark.
Warm Greetings from Dr. Oneeka Williams,
I was born at Georgetown Hospital in Guyana, South America, and our family relocated to Barbados when I was 10 years old. Growing up in the tropics was an incredible experience and I appreciate it now even more as my husband and I raise our son in the cold New England winters.
My childhood was filled with the joys of discovery and exploration as my science teacher Mom took every opportunity to expose us to the wonders of science.
On the other hand my Dad shared his passion for writing and I grew up writing poetry for every occasion including birthdays, holidays and family reunions. II still have fond memories of an essay competition that my twin brother and I entered on ‘Windows to the Sea’ which was designed to highlight the overdevelopment of the Barbados beachfront. We each wrote our essays independently but when our teacher looked at them, they complemented each other so well that we combined them into one essay and won the competition.
I love science and always knew I wanted to be a doctor. I even performed minor surgery as early as age 12 when one of my classmates ripped her earring out of her ear lobe and I came to the rescue.
My journey took me first to Johns Hopkins University, ‘the pre-med capitol’. I then went to Harvard Medical School, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Lahey Clinic for surgical training.
All along the way my creative outlet continued to be writing and interior design. I love painting, remodeling, renovating, upholstering furniture and landscaping.
I have always participated in various community volunteer programs with young people. One weekend, as I was cutting into cow hearts at a girl’s science club activity and finding engaging ways to present the physiology, it occurred to me that I wanted to write books that would share my love for science and medicine. I was inspired by my Mom who has written several science texts.
My children’s book series featuring Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo is truly the embodiment of everything I hold dear. Dr. Dee Dee is caring, dynamic, energetic, positive, powerful, spunky and believes that she can do anything. She heals with her hands, brings surgery and science together and loves her family.