Dr. Williams is Professor of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies and a distinguished healthcare leader and anesthesiologist with proven experience in leading academic medical centers. Previous to his position at Georgetown, Dr. Williams was formerly the President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Williams’ previous position was Senior Vice President of Verras Health Care International. Previously, he served at George Washington University, where he was responsible for management and oversight of the medical center’s clinical, education, and research initiatives. During his tenure at GWU, Dr. Williams was senior vice provost and vice president for health affairs at the medical center; vice president for health affairs and Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, university provost and vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Boston University, a Master of Science at The London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master of Public Health from Yale University, and Doctorates of Medicine and Education from The George Washington University.

He is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Federation of Associations of Experimental Biology and has been recognized by: Congressman Edwards Markey, the United States Public Health Commissioned Officers Foundation and the Minority Access Foundation. Dr. Williams has also been recognized by the President of Panama and the People’s Republic of China for his work in public health, medicine and healthcare of under-represented minorities.


Winter 2017 News

Ligia delivered her magnificent, nine-pound baby boy in early November. Big babies with wide shoulders sometimes get stuck above mom’s pelvic bone and need special, rapid maneuvers from the medical team to complete the journey out – her baby was no exception to the rule, but did just fine. Then mom’s uterus did not contract. When that happens, heavy bleeding can rapidly ensue. Massages and medications frequently alleviate this, but not always. This time, nothing worked. We took Ligia to the emergency room to try to control the bleeding. Her blood pressure was lower than anything I had ever witnessed; she ultimately required an emergency hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to save her life...

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