Olajide Williams, MD, MS

Dr Olajide Williams is a clinician and educator with research interest in community-based educational interventions to reduce the disproportionate burden of stroke among minority populations. He is a member of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke External Review Group for the Clinical Research Collaboration, charged with connecting American communities to National Institute of Health research, and is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding teaching, humanism, and community service. These include; Columbia University Distinguished Teacher Award (P&S class of 2005), National Humanism in Medicine Award recognition from the Association of American Medical Colleges (2006), and a Columbia University Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine and Excellence in Teaching. Dr Williams has also been honored by the New York City Council, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the NAACP. He is an Associate Director of Columbia University’s department of neurology, and currently practices neurology at Harlem Hospital Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital where he teaches and trains medical students and resident physicians everyday.

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