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Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University Hospital - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center - Cardiovascular Disease; Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • CT angiography
  • CT scan
  • Heart disease prevention
  • High blood pressure
  • Nuclear medicine
  • PET scan
Research Interests:
  • Cardiovascular health disparities
  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Left ventricular hypertrophy and cardiovascular disease risk prediction and reclassification in blacks and whites: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
    Okwuosa TM, Soliman EZ, Lopez F, Williams KA, Alonso A, Ferdinand KC
    Am. Heart J.
    2015 Jan
  2. Medicare readmission penalties in Detroit.
    Williams KA, Javed AA, Hamid MS, Williams AM
    N. Engl. J. Med.
    2014 Sep 11
  3. Comparison of Patients With Peripartum Heart Failure and Normal (=55%) Versus Low (<45%) Left Ventricular Ejection Fractions.
    Afonso L, Arora NP, Mahajan N, Kottam A, Ballapuram K, Toosi M, Bhandare D, Gunasekaran P, Mitiku T, Williams KA
    Am. J. Cardiol.
    2014 May 2
  4. Clinical effect of naturally random allocation to lower systolic blood pressure beginning before the development of hypertension.
    Ference BA, Julius S, Mahajan N, Levy PD, Williams KA, Flack JM
    2014 Jun
  5. 2014 Hypertension Recommendations From the Eighth Joint National Committee Panel Members Raise Concerns for Elderly Black and Female Populations.
    Krakoff LR, Gillespie RL, Ferdinand KC, Fergus IV, Akinboboye O, Williams KA, Walsh MN, Bairey Merz CN, Pepine CJ
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2014 Jul 29
  6. Patient-centered imaging: shared decision making for cardiac imaging procedures with exposure to ionizing radiation.
    Einstein AJ, Berman DS, Min JK, Hendel RC, Gerber TC, Carr JJ, Cerqueira MD, Cullom SJ, DeKemp R, Dickert NW, Dorbala S, Fazel R, Garcia EV, Gibbons RJ, Halliburton SS, Hausleiter J, Heller GV, Jerome S, Lesser JR, Raff GL, Tilkemeier P, Williams KA, Shaw LJ
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2014 Apr 22
  7. An effective approach to high blood pressure control: a science advisory from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Go AS, Bauman MA, Coleman King SM, Fonarow GC, Lawrence W, Williams KA, Sanchez E
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2014 Apr 1
  8. An effective approach to high blood pressure control: a science advisory from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Go AS, Bauman MA, Coleman King SM, Fonarow GC, Lawrence W, Williams KA, Sanchez E, , ,
    2014 Apr
  9. Anatomic versus physiologic assessment of coronary artery disease. Role of coronary flow reserve, fractional flow reserve, and positron emission tomography imaging in revascularization decision-making.
    Gould KL, Johnson NP, Bateman TM, Beanlands RS, Bengel FM, Bober R, Camici PG, Cerqueira MD, Chow BJ, Di Carli MF, Dorbala S, Gewirtz H, Gropler RJ, Kaufmann PA, Knaapen P, Knuuti J, Merhige ME, Rentrop KP, Ruddy TD, Schelbert HR, Schindler TH, Schwaiger M, Sdringola S, Vitarello J, Williams KA, Gordon D, Dilsizian V, Narula J
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2013 Oct 29
  10. How the ASNC ImageGuide Registry will guide healthcare policy.
    Williams KA, McKinley AP,
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2013 Oct
  11. Frequency of unrecognized, unreported, or underreported coronary artery and cardiovascular calcification on noncardiac chest CT.
    Williams KA, Kim JT, Holohan KM
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr
    2013 May-Jun
  12. A broken heart: right ventricular rupture after blunt cardiac injury.
    Nabeel M, Williams KA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr
    2013 Mar-Apr
  13. Usefulness of intravenous lipid emulsion for cardiac toxicity from cocaine overdose.
    Arora NP, Berk WA, Aaron CK, Williams KA
    Am. J. Cardiol.
    2013 Feb 1
  14. President's page: Disparities in cardiovascular care: finding ways to narrow the gap.
    Harold JG, Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2013 Aug 6
  15. Patient management after noninvasive cardiac imaging results from SPARC (Study of myocardial perfusion and coronary anatomy imaging roles in coronary artery disease).
    Hachamovitch R, Nutter B, Hlatky MA, Shaw LJ, Ridner ML, Dorbala S, Beanlands RS, Chow BJ, Branscomb E, Chareonthaitawee P, Weigold WG, Voros S, Abbara S, Yasuda T, Jacobs JE, Lesser J, Berman DS, Thomson LE, Raman S, Heller GV, Schussheim A, Brunken R, Williams KA, Farkas S, Delbeke D, Schoepf UJ, Reichek N, Rabinowitz S, Sigman SR, Patterson R, Corn CR, White R, Kazerooni E, Corbett J, Bokhari S, Machac J, Guarneri E, Borges-Neto S, Millstine JW, Caldwell J, Arrighi J, Hoffmann U, Budoff M, Lima J, Johnson JR, Johnson B, Gaber M, Williams JA, Foster C, Hainer J, Di Carli MF,
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2012 Jan 31
  16. Effect of long-term exposure to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol beginning early in life on the risk of coronary heart disease: a Mendelian randomization analysis.
    Ference BA, Yoo W, Alesh I, Mahajan N, Mirowska KK, Mewada A, Kahn J, Afonso L, Williams KA, Flack JM
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2012 Dec 25
  17. Stress-only imaging in patients with prior SPECT MPI: a simulation study.
    Ryan JJ, Mehta R, Thiruvoipati T, Ward RP, Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2012 Apr
  18. Two-dimensional strain profiles in patients with physiological and pathological hypertrophy and preserved left ventricular systolic function: a comparative analyses.
    Afonso L, Kondur A, Simegn M, Niraj A, Hari P, Kaur R, Ramappa P, Pradhan J, Bhandare D, Williams KA, Zalawadiya S, Pinheiro A, Abraham TP
    BMJ Open
  19. AUC for SPECT: is gender bias inappropriate.
    Mehta R, Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2011 Aug
  20. Radiation exposure in diagnostic imaging-use, misuse, or abuse? Part I: the background and science of medical radiation.
    Williams KA, Ballapuram K
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2011 Aug
  21. Single-photon emission computed tomography perfusion imaging: is using a "warranty period" warranted?
    Kottam A, Williams KA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
    2010 Sep
  22. Relationship between previous training and experience and results of the certification examination in cardiovascular computed tomography.
    Taylor AJ, Patrick J, Abbara S, Berman DS, Halliburton SS, Hines JL, Hodgson JM, Lesser JR, Wann LS, Williams KA, Ziffer JA, Lennon LJ, Edgerton DM, Cerqueira MD
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging
    2010 Sep
  23. ASNC 2009 plenary session II: the federal government and cardiac imaging.
    Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2010 Jun
  24. Left ventricular mass from gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: comparison with cardiac computed tomography.
    Okwuosa TM, Hampole CV, Ali J, Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2009 Sep-Oct
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