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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

270 Ratings

Phillip M. Williford, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

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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


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

NPI Number

  • 1518943943
Phillip M. Williford, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

270 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.270 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Patients' confidence in CP
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Patient Comments

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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.






explanations were easy for me to understand


I cannot say enough good about dr. Philip Williford and his staff they are excellent


The best medical team I have ever experienced, I wish all doctors and staffs were like this. So good.


Good except for long wait.


Dr. Williford's provision of care is exemplary. It is an honor to see him as patient and to be able to call him my physician. I do hope the medical center realizes how fortunate they are to have someone like Dr. Williford.




No kidding - best possible experience. Grateful for the quality of care I received.


Very impressed with *Dr. Williford's expertise.




Good -


All good.




The whole experience with *Dr. Williford and staff was great!


Like the others I have mentioned, Dr. Williford was superb. He was not in a hurry. To him I was a person and not "just another patient we need to see". He was very caring, warm.......very clear about my diagnosis and my options. It was obvious to me that he sets the environment of their clinic. He is the role model for the staff. the others Dr. Williford was kind, concerned and I "mattered" to him.




Excellent service.


very good


VERY caring - setting me at ease very gentle -


The staff and provider are certainly a role model for Wake Forest Baptist Health!


Good experience


no negative comments


No complaints -


*Dr. Phillip is a #1 doctor!!! #9. Excellent.


wonderful Doctor


I would highly recommend this facility to everyone and will certainly let my feelings be known.


Could not wish for better treatment.


Excellent care & service.


A very good experience.


Best experience with a specialist. Engaging, made eye contact and was genuinely interested in my case. Had his team well trained.


Great experience - make 300 mile round-trip from Asheville to see *Dr. Williford.


All good.

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