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Christopher J. Williams, MD

Christopher J. Williams, MDOriginally from Jacksonville Florida, Dr. Williams enlisted into the Air Force after high school.  After completing four years of service he enrolled in the University of North Florida to complete his Bachelor’s degree with the highest honors of summa cum laude. Before attending medical school, Dr. Williams decided to teach elementary school science to at-risk youth for one year. Following that, he attended medical school and residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. While in residency for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he was awarded the resident of the year award 3 years in a row and was the Academic Chief Resident his senior year.

Dr. William’s research interests include polypharmacy in the elderly, musculoskeletal  ultrasound education, and regenerative medicine for orthopedic conditions.

During his personal time, he enjoys traveling with his family, weight lifting, cooking, and outdoor activities.

Education

Post-Graduate Education

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia – July 2013 – June 2016
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Transitional Year Program, Atlanta, Georgia – July 2012 – June 2013

Doctorate of Medicine

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia – May 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Biology and Chemistry Minors)

  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, December 14, 2007

Associate in Applied Science Public Health Technology

  • Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama – April 2004

Associate of Arts in General Studies

  • University of Phoenix (Online), Columbus, Mississippi – January 2004

Licenses & Certifications

United States Medical License Examination

  • Step-1, 2, & 3: Passed

Georgia Medical License

Colorado Medical License

  • Expires 4/30/2017

Academic Awards

Post-Graduate Level

  • Academic Chief Resident 2015 – 2016
  • Resident of the Year
    • Emory University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013-2014
      • Post-Graduate Year 2 2013-2014
      • Post-Graduate Year 3 2014-2015
      • Post-Graduate Year 4 2015-2016

Graduate Level

  • Erich G. Randolph Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Emory School of Medicine 2009

Undergraduate Level

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • University Scholars Honor Society at the University of North Florida
  • Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s List
  • Presidential Honor Roll

Research / Scholarly Activity

Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine – “Basic Science and Rational for Using Stem Cells for Orthopedic Conditions”– Book Chapter

  • Principal Author: Kenneth Mautner, MD
  • Role in project: Co-Author
  • Status: Editing for Publication

Ultrasonography-guided Elbow Procedures

  • Principal Author: Kenneth Mautner, MD
  • Role in research: Co-Author
  • Status: Accepted for Publication in the Journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Polypharmacy and Rational Prescribing: Finding the “Golden Mean” for the “Silver Tsunami” – Book Chapter

  • Principal Author: Dale Strasser, MD
  • Role in project: Co-Author
  • Status: Awaiting Publication

Rational Prescribing in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

  • Research Principal Investigator: Dale Strasser, MD, Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Role in research: Primary Investigator
  • Abstracts / Presentations
    • American Geriatric Society Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2014
      • Poster Presentation
    • International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cancun, Mexico, June 2014
      • Poster Presentation
    • 2nd Annual National Summit on Safety and Quality for Rehabilitation Hospitals, Pentagon City, VA, July 2014
      • Platform Presentation
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2014
      • Poster Presentation

A Region or Country-specific, Economic-Based Analysis for Retinopathy of Prematurity (EcROP)

  • Research Principal Investigator: Timothy Olsen, MD, Emory University Department of Ophthalmology
  • Role in research: Primary Investigator
  • Submitted for Publication, 2014

Healthy Parks Initiative Project, Jacksonville, Florida , January 2007 – January 2008

  • Research Principal Investigator: Dr. John Eisler; Daniel Tardona
  • Role in research: Assistant
  • Submitted for Publication, unknown

Professional Experience

United States Air Force

  • Public Health Technician, July 2000 – July 2004
    Recognized as a “Stellar High Performing Airmen,” decorated with the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal.

University of North Florida Veterans Affairs Office

  • Student Enrollment Counselor, Dec. 2004 – June 2005

National Park Service

  • Park Ranger, December 2006 – December 2007

Wayman Academy of the Arts

  • K-5 Science Teacher, December 2007 – August 2008

Activities and Service

Emory University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

  • Volunteer and Social Chair 2014 – Present
    • Atwood Community Gardens Clean-up at Kittredge Park, May 2015
      • Organized a community clean-up event with a group of physician volunteers
    • Habitat for Humanity, December 2014
      • Organized a group of physician volunteers to assist in the building of a home for a family of 5 from Somalia.
    • Department Facebook Website Creator, July 2014
    • Design of Department T-Shirt, July 2014
  • Hanover Medical Mission
    • Orthopedics and Pain Management; Lucea, Jamaica, November 2014
      • Provided care for over 500 local residents in the most underserved Parish in Jamiaca (Lucea in Hanover).
      • Performed over 150 invasive procedures and supplied over 200 medications and supplies
      • Recognized by the Prime Minister for dedication to service and humanitarian work

Kilwins Ice Cream 5K Run

  • A race to benefit Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Impaired, March 2014

Emory University School of Medicine Community and Diversity Recruitment Committee

  • Dean appointed student representative, 2009 – 2012

Emory University School of Medicine Class Officer

  • Honor Council, 2010 – 2012
  • Transcript Service, 2008 – 2010

Emory University School of Medicine Student Mentor

  • For incoming medical students, 2009 – 2012

Emory University School of Medicine AAMC Member Outreach Program

  • Student representative, April 2011

Emory University School of Medicine National Youth Leadership Program

  • Summer Camp Student Teacher, June 2011

Emory University School of Medicine Student National Medical Association

    • Health Fair at Greenbriar Mall, July 2009
      • Volunteer – Nutrition counseling, health screening, and bone marrow registration
    • Emory School of Medicine revisited hosting coordinator, March 2009
    • Black History Month Coordinator, February 2009
      • Organized service, social, and awareness events
    • Youth Science Education Program, October 2008 – May 2009
      • Science teacher to 5th graders at Gresham Park Elementary School
    • Applicant Interview Housing, October 2008 – February 2009
      • Coordinator for potential medical students
    • Health Fair at West End mall, November 2009
        Volunteer – Cholesterol screening and health education

Emory University School of Medicine Service Day

  • Good Samaritan Clinic, October 2009
    • Volunteer – Organized over 500 medical records
  • Project Open Hand – October 2008
    • Volunteer – Prepared meals for medically needy and disabled individuals

Good Samaritan Clinic

  • Lions Lighthouse Eye clinic, July 2009
    • Volunteer – Vision screenings and eye glass fittings for the uninsured

American Red Cross, 2006 – 2008

  • President of the American Red Cross Student Chapter at the University of North Florida
    • Started the Imasisi Program to help with measles eradication in Africa and Asia
    • Organized several blood drives that led t over 150 pints of blood donated

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 2006 – 2008

  • Emergency Department and Post Anesthesia Care Unit Volunteer
    • Approximately 200 hours volunteered

Interests

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Fitness
  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Poetry
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Volunteering