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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. ABIM Update: Latest MOC Changes: ACC Leaders Determine Next Steps.
    Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Sep 29
  2. Iatrogenic neurologic deficit after lumbar spine surgery: A review.
    Ghobrial GM, Williams KA, Arnold P, Fehlings M, Harrop JS
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg
    2015 Sep 1
  3. New American College of Cardiology Population Health Agenda to Focus on Primary Prevention.
    Williams KA, Martin GR
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Oct 6
  4. Complications from the use of intrawound vancomycin in lumbar spinal surgery: a systematic review.
    Ghobrial GM, Cadotte DW, Williams K, Fehlings MG, Harrop JS
    Neurosurg Focus
    2015 Oct
  5. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Concerning Dietary Cholesterol.
    Williams KA, Krause AJ, Shearer S, Devries S
    Am. J. Cardiol.
    2015 Nov 1
  6. Impact of insurance carrier, prior authorization, and socioeconomic status on appropriate use of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in private community-based office practice.
    Doukky R, Hayes K, Frogge N, Nazir NT, Collado FM, Williams KA
    Clin Cardiol
    2015 May
  7. Examining the strategic plan: the heart of American College of Cardiology Advocacy.
    Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Mar 24
  8. Population Health: Closing Gaps in Care Around the Globe.
    Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Jun 2
  9. The American College of Cardiology and Maintenance of Certification: The Path Forward.
    Williams KA, Shor R
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Jun 16
  10. A flush in time saves nine: A case of a disappearing mediastinal mass on single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion scintigraphy.
    Goldberg AB, Boateng SA, Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2015 Jul 18
  11. The Ever-Increasing Importance of a Professional Home.
    Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Jul 14
  12. Building a cardio-oncology program in a small- to medium-sized, nonprimary cancer center, academic hospital in the USA: challenges and pitfalls.
    Okwuosa TM, Akhter N, Williams KA, DeCara JM
    Future Cardiol
    2015 Jul
  13. 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
  14. An Unusual Case of an Ethmoidal Arteriovenous Fistula Draining Into the Superior Ophthalmic Vein.
    Daou B, Chalouhi N, Williams K, Polifka A, Jabbour P, Rosenwasser RH, Tjoumakaris SI
    2015 Aug 6
  15. Medicare and Medicaid: An Anniversary to Remember.
    Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Aug 18
  16. Practical management of anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation.
    Kovacs RJ, Flaker GC, Saxonhouse SJ, Doherty JU, Birtcher KK, Cuker A, Davidson BL, Giugliano RP, Granger CB, Jaffer AK, Mehta BH, Nutescu E, Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Apr 7
  17. A challenge: let us strive to be #2.
    Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2015 Apr 28
  18. Knowing is not enough: a qualitative report on HIV testing among heterosexual African-American men.
    Bond KT, Frye V, Taylor R, Williams K, Bonner S, Lucy D, Cupid M, Weiss L, Koblin BA,
    AIDS Care
  19. Medicare readmission penalties in Detroit.
    Williams KA, Javed AA, Hamid MS, Williams AM
    N. Engl. J. Med.
    2014 Sep 11
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Longitudinal incidence and concurrence rates for traumatic brain injury and spine injury - a twenty year analysis.
    Ghobrial GM, Amenta PS, Maltenfort M, Williams KA, Harrop JS, Sharan A, Jallo J, Heller J, Ratliff J, Prasad S
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg
    2014 Aug
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Gait scoring in dogs with thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries when walking on a treadmill.
    Olby NJ, Lim JH, Babb K, Bach K, Domaracki C, Williams K, Griffith E, Harris T, Muguet-Chanoit A
    BMC Vet. Res.
  28. 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
  29. How the ASNC ImageGuide Registry will guide healthcare policy.
    Williams KA, McKinley AP,
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2013 Oct
  30. Condom use and concurrent partnering among heterosexually active, African American men: a qualitative report.
    Frye V, Williams K, Bond KT, Henny K, Cupid M, Weiss L, Lucy D, Koblin BA,
    J Urban Health
    2013 Oct
  31. 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
  32. Eight tips to get a grip on your chemical inventory.
    Williams K
    Occup Health Saf
    2013 May
  33. A broken heart: right ventricular rupture after blunt cardiac injury.
    Nabeel M, Williams KA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr
    2013 Mar-Apr
  34. Reliability in patient-centered observations of family physicians.
    Chesser A, Reyes J, Woods NK, Williams K, Kraft R
    Fam Med
    2013 Jun
  35. 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
  36. President's page: Disparities in cardiovascular care: finding ways to narrow the gap.
    Harold JG, Williams KA
    J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.
    2013 Aug 6
  37. "Straight Talk" for African-American heterosexual men: results of a single-arm behavioral intervention trial.
    Frye V, Henny K, Bonner S, Williams K, Bond KT, Hoover DR, Lucy D, Greene E, Koblin BA,
    AIDS Care
  38. Straight talk: HIV prevention for African-American heterosexual men: theoretical bases and intervention design.
    Frye V, Bonner S, Williams K, Henny K, Bond K, Lucy D, Cupid M, Smith S, Koblin BA
    AIDS Educ Prev
    2012 Oct
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Addressing poverty and HIV using microenterprise: findings from qualitative research to reduce risk among unemployed or underemployed African American women.
    Prather C, Marshall K, Courtenay-Quirk C, Williams K, Eke A, O'Leary A, Stratford D
    J Health Care Poor Underserved
    2012 Aug
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Mild alcohol consumption is not associated with increased fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
    Cheung O, Sterling RK, Salvatori J, Williams K, Hubbard S, Luketic VA, Stravitz TR, Sanyal AJ, Contos MJ, Mills S, Shiffman ML
    J. Clin. Gastroenterol.
    2011 Jan
  45. Observational analysis of successful reimplantation of explanted intrathecal drug delivery systems: a case series.
    Ooi YC, Saulino M, Williams KA, Sharan A
    PM R
    2011 Feb
  46. AUC for SPECT: is gender bias inappropriate.
    Mehta R, Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2011 Aug
  47. 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
  48. Single-photon emission computed tomography perfusion imaging: is using a "warranty period" warranted?
    Kottam A, Williams KA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
    2010 Sep
  49. 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
  50. ASNC 2009 plenary session II: the federal government and cardiac imaging.
    Williams KA
    J Nucl Cardiol
    2010 Jun
  51. 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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