Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Dr. Williams received his MD degree and Internal Medicine Residency from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Particularly interested in promoting the health and independence of elderly people, he has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of geriatric medicine including pioneering approaches to geriatric assessment, team models of care, uses of advanced communications technology, and the approach to the elderly patient. He has an active clinical practice spending significant time in outpatient, inpatient, and assisted-living, and nursing home settings. He also serves as a consultant to numerous scientific journals, private foundations, and the federal government. In 1995, Harmony Books, published his book, The American Geriatrics Society's Complete Guide to Aging & Health. This book, sometimes called "The Dr. Spock for Older People" is addressed to the general public and aims to empower individuals by allowing them to be better informed and to take a more active role in their own health decisions. McFarland Publishing published his new book – Geriatric Physical Diagnosis: A Guide to Observation and Assessment – in October 2007. He is recognized through peer evaluations in American Health and other surveys as one of the best doctors in America.