John W. Williams Jr., MD - Internal Medicine

John W. Williams Jr., MD - Internal Medicine

Dr. John W. Williams Jr. reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Williams is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Education and Training

MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1984

Resident in Internal Medicine: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1984–1987

Fellowship in General Medicine: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1987–1988

AW Mellon Fellow in General Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1988–1989

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • Professor with Tenure, Internal Medicine, 2004–present
  • Professor with Tenure, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2006–present
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2001–2005
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Internal Medicine, 2001–2004
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, 1991
  • Instructor, Internal Medicine, 1990–1991

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Internal Medicine, 1996–2001
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, 1992–1996

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Williams holds stock with General Electric and Siemens.

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