She Rocks! Meet Dr. ONEEKA WILLIAMS, Top-Ranked Urologic Surgeon & Children’s Book Author

Dr. Oneeka Williams is a Harvard Medical School Graduate who ranks among the top urologic surgeons in the United States. She was born and raised in Guyana and moved with her family to Barbados at the age of 10. From an early age, her science teacher mother and journalist father instilled in her a love for the sciences and writing. “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.”

Urologist and Author, Dr. Oneeka Williams

Dr. Williams’ professional journey includes an undergraduate degree in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, graduate degrees in public health and medicine at Harvard Medical School, and surgical training at leading academic medical centers including Massachusetts General Hospital and The Lahey Clinic.

Dr. Oneeka Williams is on a mission to ‘Educate, Empower and Enrich’ the lives of children, especially girls towards a greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).  As Founder and President of Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo LLC, Dr Williams has developed a mechanism to engage children in the joys of science at an early age. Her belief is that by planting the seeds of curiosity, incorporating science content into an entertainment platform and delivering the message in the form of a powerful, confident girl character, she will be create early imprinting of what is possible thus dispelling the common childhood belief, that scientists are ‘old, white men with spectacles’.

Dee Dee Dynamo is a girl surgeon with special powers.

Dr. Williams is also a Children’s Book Author. To further her advocacy of literacy and science education, she is authoring a series of children’s books. Her first children’s book was Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Mission to Pluto and her second children’s book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission were both published in 2013.

Dr. Williams is currently a practicing surgeon at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston and is an assistant clinical professor of urology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She lives just outside Boston with her husband, Dr. Charles Leon Anderson, Jr., a neonatalist, hospital management specialist and corporate executive and their son, Mark.

Dr. Oneeka Williams at a book signing.

Dr. Williams book series was featured in the section “10 Things We’re Talking About” in the June 2014 issue of Essence Magazine. The headline was “Changing the Ratio” and was about the low representation of Black characters in children’s books published in 2013. In October, Dr. Williams received the 2014 Science Club for Girls Catalyst Award from the Science Club for Girls (SCFG).  She was one of three individual recipients of its annual Catalyst Awards.

Her books, which can be viewed at www.drdeedeedynamo.com are available both as hardcover prints books and for the Kindle at Amazon.com.  Read more about Dr. William at www.droneeka.com

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3 comment on “She Rocks! Meet Dr. ONEEKA WILLIAMS, Top-Ranked Urologic Surgeon & Children’s Book Author

  1. Romona Greene Reply

    Oh Dr Williams many congratulations on all your `YES I CAN `Achievements what an inspiration for all girls I pray parents & their girls will truly be inspired. I would be buying those children’s books thank you

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