Dr. Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Dr. Richard Allen Williams, President-Elect of the National Medical Association and Founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists, is a cum laude honors graduate of Harvard University. He attended the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center where he received the M.D. degree. He later performed a Cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At present he is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine (full Professor). He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Williams is considered an international expert on hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. His most recent honor is from the American Heart Association from which he received the prestigious LifeSaver Award.