Phillip M. Williford, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

326 Ratings

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Cutaneous Oncology, Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1977
  • M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1981
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1982
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1984
  • Residency, Dermatology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1993

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S
  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

NPI Number

  • 1518943943
Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

326 Ratings

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

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Academic: 336-716-3119 | Department: 336-716-3926


Recent Publications

Taheri A, Mansoori P, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Pearce D, Williford PM. Electrosurgery: part I. Basics and principles. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(4):591.e1-e14.

Taheri A, Mansoori P, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Pearce D, Williford PM. Electrosurgery: part II. Technology, applications, and safety of electrosurgical devices. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(4):607.e1-e12.

Taheri A, Mansoori P, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Williford PM, Pearce D. Entrance and propagation pattern of high-frequency electrical currents in biological tissues as applied to fractional skin rejuvenation using penetrating electrodes. Skin Res Technol. 2014;20(3):270-273.

Pearce DJ, Williford PM. Another approach to actinic keratosis management using nonablative fractional laser [comment]. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;25(4):298.

Yosipovitch G, Mills KC, Nattkemper LA, Feneran A, Liang TH, Lowenthal BM, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, Sangueza OP, D'Agostino RB Jr. Association of pain and itch with depth of invasion and inflammatory cell constitution in skin cancer: results of a large clinicopathologic study. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(11):1160-1166.

O'Neill JL, Shutty B, Sun Lee Y, Solomon JA, Patel N, Davis SA, Taheri A, Huang KE, Landis ET, Robins DN, Williford PM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ. Comparing demographic characteristics and adverse event rates at two dermatologic surgery practices. J Cutan Med Surg. 2014;18(5):337-340.

Taheri A, Pearce D, Mansoori P, Williford P. Electrosurgical coagulation of a deep infantile hemangioma using a penetrating insulated electrode: disease modification with minimal superficial scarring [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68(4 Suppl 1):AB1.

Pearce D, Sandoval LF, Feldman SR, Williford PM. The growing skin cancer problem [commentary]. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(4):603-604.

Romero PC, Kinney MA, Taylor SL, Levender MM, David LR, Goldman ND, Khanna VC, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment training varies across different medical specialists. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(3):215-220.

O'Neill JL, Lee YS, Solomon JA, Patel N, Shutty B, Davis SA, Robins DN, Williford PM, Feldman SR, Pearce DJ. Quantifying and characterizing adverse events in dermatologic surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(6):872-878.

Kwatra SG, Mills KC, Lowenthal B, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, Sangueza OP, D'Agostino RB, Yosipovitch G. Itch and pain are prognostic markers for depth of invasion and inflammatory cell constitution in nonmelanoma skin cancer: Results of a large clinicopathological study [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2013;133(Suppl 1):S180.

Ahn CS, Davis SA, Dabade TS, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Cosmetic procedures performed in the United States: a 16-year analysis. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(9):1351-1359.

Ahn CS, Davis SA, Dabade TS, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Noncosmetic skin-related procedures performed in the United States: an analysis of national ambulatory medical care survey data from 1995 to 2010. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(12):1912-1921.

Levender MM, Davis SA, Kwatra SG, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Use of topical antibiotics as prophylaxis in clean dermatologic procedures. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;66(3):445-451.

Hagele TJ, Levender MM, Davis SA, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Practice trends in the treatment of actinic keratosis in the United States: 0.5% fluorouracil and combination cryotherapy plus fluorouracil are underused despite evidence of benefit. J Cutan Med Surg. 2012;16(2):107-114.

Pearce DJ, Feldman SR, Williford PM. We know how much Mohs is done, but is it appropriate? [commentary]. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(9):1435-1436.

Kwatra SG, Mills KC, Zeitany A, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, D'Agostino RB Jr, Yosipovitch G. Pain and nonmelanoma skin cancer in transplant patients [letter]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012;67(6):1387-1388.

Mills KC, Kwatra SG, Feneran AN, Pearce DJ, Williford PM, D'Agostino RB, Yosipovitch G. Itch and pain in nonmelanoma skin cancer: pain as an important feature of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma [letter]. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(12):1422-1423.

Maddison B, Tey E, Wang EH, Ishiju Y [sic] [Ishiuji Y], McMichael A, Marks M, Wilford P [sic] [Williford P], Maruziva D, Ferdinando D, Yosipovitch G, et al. Epidermal and dermal innervation density in keloids [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S50.

Mills KC, Feneran AN, Zeitany A, Tey HL, Lee A, Sangueza OP, Williford P, Pearce D, Yosipovitch G. Evaluation of itch and pain as presenting symptoms in non-melanoma skin cancer [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S88.

O'Neill J, Pearce DJ, Lee Y, Solomon JA, Williford P, Robins DN, Feldman SR. Quantifying and characterizing adverse events in dermatologic surgery [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S42.

Lapolla WJ, Levender MM, Davis SA, Yentzer BA, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Topical antibiotic trends from 1993 to 2007: use of topical antibiotics for non-evidence-based indications. Dermatol Surg. 2011;37(10):1427-1433.

Marks MM, Yelverton CB, Williford PM, Teuschler HV, Coloe J, Chen J, Feldman SR. A Medicare cost comparison of minor cutaneous procedures by surgical setting. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010;21(2):101-106.

Pearce DJ, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Pitfalls of frozen section biopsy [commentary]. Dermatol Surg. 2010;36(7):1116-1117.

Mudigonda T, Pearce DJ, Yentzer BA, Williford P, Feldman SR. The economic impact of non-melanoma skin cancer: a review. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010;8(8):888-896.

Moore P, Hundley J, Hundley J, Levine EA, Williford P, Sangueza O, McCoy T, Shen P. Does shave biopsy accurately predict the final Breslow depth of primary cutaneous melanoma?. Am Surg. 2009;75(5):369-373.

Kerchner KR, Swing DC Jr, Williford PR [sic] [Williford PM]. A verrucous plaque of the eyebrow. Am J Dermatopathol. 2009;31(5):506-508.

Houseman TS, Hancox JG, Mir MR, Camacho F, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR, Williford PM. What specialties perform the most common outpatient cosmetic procedures in the United States?. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34(1):1-8.

Housman TS, Williford PM. Warts (verrucae) In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2008. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders;2008: 811-813.

Avshalumov K, Williford P, Sangueza OP, Goldenberg G. Atypical fibroxanthoma presenting in a patient with stage III mycosis fungoides. J Dermatolog Treat. 2008;19(2):118-120.

Yentzer BA, Wilson R, Kaur M, Clark A, Young T, Williams L, Feldman SR, Williford PM, Pichardo R. Treatment of postcryosurgery wounds with a trolamine/sodium alginate topical emulsion versus standard of care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(5 Suppl):S3-S5.

Feldman S, Pearce DJ, Williford PM. Surgical decision making for basal-cell carcinoma of the face [commentary]. Lancet Oncol. 2008;9(12):1119-1120.

Houseman TS, Williford PM. Warts (verrucae) In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2007. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2007: 956-959.

Neville JA, Hancox JG, Williford PM, Yosipovitch G. Treatment of severe cutaneous ulcerative lichen planus with low molecular weight heparin in a patient with hepatitis C. Cutis. 2007;79(1):37-40.

Goldenberg G, Williford P, Patel S, Patel M, Sangueza O. Eruptive squamous cell carcinomas, keratoacanthoma type, in a multi-color tattoo [abstract]. J Cutan Pathol. 2007;34(1):127.

Kaur M, Williford P, Inabinet R, Feldman S. A randomized open-label active controlled left/right clinical trial to evaluate the use of topical emulsion cream versus standard care in subjects with actinic keratosis post cryotherapy [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(2 Suppl):AB152.

Neville JA, Williford PM, Jorizzo JL. Pilot study using topical imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of nodular basal cell carcinoma after initial treatment with curettage. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007;6(9):910-914.

Chen GJ, Yelverton CB, Polisetty SS, Housman TS, Williford PM, Teuschler HV, Feldman SR. Treatment patterns and cost of nonmelanoma skin cancer management. Dermatol Surg. 2006;32(10):1266-1271.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Cutaneous Oncology, Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer
Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.326 Ratings


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Dr. Williford was exceptional in asking me if I understood what I had, what he was going to do and introduced the other doctors and their fields. He informed me what he was presently doing, talked a little small talk to take my mind off of what was transpiring, and informed me that he was almost finished.


excellent care


very efficient and professional....Dr Williford is the MAN!!!!!!!!!




excellent Doctor


doctor is outstanding.


one of the best deem surgeons and staff EVER




Dr. Williford is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him for sure


Dr WiIliford called me at home to check on how I was doing. He keeps me informed of tissue results and the plan of care. He is one of the most caring physicians I have ever dealt with.




This care provider is an excellent doctor. It's a pleasure to see him.


Dr. Williford and his whole staff are the BEST!!!


I think Dr Williford is an excellent doctor!


Prefer this clinic over any other place for Moh procedure because of the expertise of Dr. Wiliford and his staff


The service, friendlyness & support from all is superb.


Good experience.




Very nice to send a follow-up thank you.


Dr. Williford is a most outstanding doctor. He has helped me tremendously with skin issues over the years--he has made a huge difference for me. I give him the highest recommendation. His combination of surgical skill, medical knowledge, communication skills, and very evident care for, and interest in the patient, are unsurpassed. And he has outstanding residents, assistants, and front desk staff working with him. He is a tremendous asset to the institution, and I am exceptionally fortunate to be benefiting from his superior expertise.


Dr Willford impressed me as an eminently accomplished surgeon. His staff reflects his professionalism.


a positive experience


They addressed all my problems and treated me like I was not just a number with an appointment , even to the extent of coming out of a treatment room into the hall way to help me and answer any last minute questions






*Dr. Williford is an excellent surgeon & kind & caring person.


I did not ask a lot of questions. Did not need a lot of question and answers.




Always the best.


The likelihood of my recommending others to Dr. Williford's practice continually happens whenever I hear of someone needing to see a Dermatologist. Example: Other family members have seen Dr. Williford, and this past year I persuaded our Church's Primary Secretary, and my Administrative Assistant to contact his office. Arrangements were made and Dr. Williford and staff administered to them. They too, had a superior experience with him and his staff.


*Dr. Williford creates a good atmosphere for workers and patients.


All excellent!!


great experience and they were concerned about my healing and wellness


I have been very pleased with *Dr. Williford.

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