Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital - Internal Medicine
University of Chicago Medical Center - Cardiovascular Disease; Nuclear Medicine
Heart disease prevention
High blood pressure
Cardiovascular health disparities
Prevention of cardiovascular disease
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 PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
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 169(1):155-161.e5. Medicare readmission penalties in Detroit. Williams KA, Javed AA, Hamid MS, Williams AM N. Engl. J. Med. 2014 Sep 11 371(11):1077-8. 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 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 Hypertension 2014 Jun 63(6):1182-8. 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 64(4):394-402. 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 63(15):1480-9. 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 63(12):1230-8. 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, , , Hypertension 2014 Apr 63(4):878-85. 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 62(18):1639-53. How the ASNC ImageGuide Registry will guide healthcare policy. Williams KA, McKinley AP, J Nucl Cardiol 2013 Oct 20(5):948-50. 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 7(3):167-72. A broken heart: right ventricular rupture after blunt cardiac injury. Nabeel M, Williams KA J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2013 Mar-Apr 7(2):133-5. Usefulness of intravenous lipid emulsion for cardiac toxicity from cocaine overdose. Arora NP, Berk WA, Aaron CK, Williams KA Am. J. Cardiol. 2013 Feb 1 111(3):445-7. President's page: Disparities in cardiovascular care: finding ways to narrow the gap. Harold JG, Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2013 Aug 6 62(6):563-5. 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 59(5):462-74. 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 60(25):2631-9. 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 19(2):311-8. 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 2012 2(4):. AUC for SPECT: is gender bias inappropriate. Mehta R, Williams KA J Nucl Cardiol 2011 Aug 18(4):538-40. 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 18(4):566-9. Single-photon emission computed tomography perfusion imaging: is using a "warranty period" warranted? Kottam A, Williams KA Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2010 Sep 3(5):505-6. 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 3(9):976-80. ASNC 2009 plenary session II: the federal government and cardiac imaging. Williams KA J Nucl Cardiol 2010 Jun 17(3):359-61. 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 16(5):775-83.
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My role is actually as a non-invasive imager — and so, I do a lot of cardiovascular radiology. As an imager, we identify the disease, hopefully, before the patient actually has an event.
Cardiology has, for a very long time, been very event driven — and, we really need to make it more prevent driven. That means that we actually try to evaluate what a patient’s risk factors are and deal with them on an individual basis, trying to lower their overall, aggregate risk of having a heart attack or a stroke over the next decade or two. Most of the risk issues that we face are behavioral, ultimately — that is, it’s diet, it’s lack of exercise, stress management. And, if we’re able to get the patient to focus on the things that trigger them to eat more or the lifestyle that keeps them from exercising, and identify the stresses and try to figure out ways of dealing with it, we can actually improve their outcomes.