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.
ABIM Update: Latest MOC Changes: ACC Leaders Determine Next Steps. Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Sep 29 66(13):1514-5. Iatrogenic neurologic deficit after lumbar spine surgery: A review. Ghobrial GM, Williams KA, Arnold P, Fehlings M, Harrop JS Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2015 Sep 1 139:76-80. New American College of Cardiology Population Health Agenda to Focus on Primary Prevention. Williams KA, Martin GR J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Oct 6 66(14):1625-6. 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 39(4):E11. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Concerning Dietary Cholesterol. Williams KA, Krause AJ, Shearer S, Devries S Am. J. Cardiol. 2015 Nov 1 116(9):1479-80. 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 38(5):267-73. Examining the strategic plan: the heart of American College of Cardiology Advocacy. Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Mar 24 65(11):1144-6. Population Health: Closing Gaps in Care Around the Globe. Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Jun 2 65(21):2345-7. The American College of Cardiology and Maintenance of Certification: The Path Forward. Williams KA, Shor R J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Jun 16 65(23):2564-5. 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 :. The Ever-Increasing Importance of a Professional Home. Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Jul 14 66(2):193-5. 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 11(4):413-20. 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. 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 Neurosurgery 2015 Aug 6 :. Medicare and Medicaid: An Anniversary to Remember. Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Aug 18 66(7):861-3. 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 65(13):1340-60. A challenge: let us strive to be #2. Williams KA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Apr 28 65(16):1700-1. 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 2015 27(2):182-8. 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. 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 123:174-80. 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. 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. 2014 10:58. 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. 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 90(5):953-69. 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. Eight tips to get a grip on your chemical inventory. Williams K Occup Health Saf 2013 May 82(5):54. 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. Reliability in patient-centered observations of family physicians. Chesser A, Reyes J, Woods NK, Williams K, Kraft R Fam Med 2013 Jun 45(6):428-32. 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. "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 2013 25(5):627-31. 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 24(5):389-407. 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. 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 23(3):1266-79. 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):. 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(1):76-82. 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 3(2):175-8. 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.