Dr. Williams is a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at Oregon State University college of pharmacy and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) school of medicine in Portland, Oregon. He received his PharmD degree from the University of California- San Francisco and completed residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He became a fellow of the National Lipid Association in 2008. Dr. Williams’ research is in the areas of chronic disease management and prevention with a focus on cardiovascular risk reduction. His main areas of interest include atherosclerosis, diabetes, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. He has received past funding support from the American Lung Association and American Diabetes Association (ADA) and previously served on the national guideline writing committee for the ADA. Dr. Williams’ has published in numerous journals including Chest, Nature Reviews Endocrinology, Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Pharmacotherapy and Archives of Internal Medicine. He currently is on the editorial advisory board for Prescribers Letter and Pharmacists Letter and is an Associate Editor for Diabetes Forecast. Dr. Williams’ clinical practice is with the Division of Family Medicine at OHSU where he focuses on the transition of care between the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Williams was awarded ‘Preceptor of the Year’ from the college of pharmacy in 2008 and ‘Faculty Teacher of the Year’ from the Division of Family Medicine in 2010.