Michael A. Williams, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
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Michael A. Williams, MD is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Williams received his MD in 1985 from Indiana University, where he also trained in Neurology from 1986-1989. He had a two-year fellowship in Neuro Critical Care at Johns Hopkins from 1989 to 1991, and was an attending physician in the Neuro ICU until 2002. He established the Johns Hopkins Adult Hydrocephalus Center in 2001. Dr. Williams has been at the University of Washington since 2016 and leads the program for Adult and Transitional Hydrocephalus and Disorders of CSF Circulation. He receives research funding from NASA to investigate the role of ICP in spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS).
Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized expert in adult hydrocephalus, and has published more than 80 research papers. He co-chaired the first-ever NINDS Workshop on hydrocephalus in 2005, helped to create the ISHCSF in 2008, and was its president from 2012 to 2014. He is active with the Hydrocephalus Association, serving as a member of the Board of Directors, and is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board. He is on the steering committee to update the International Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.