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John Wiley Williams Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Duke Box 104427, Durham, NC 27705
710 W Main Street, 1st Floor, Durham, NC 27701


John Williams, MD, MHS, is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a past recipient of VA Health Services Career Development and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Faculty Scholar Awards. He received his bachelor and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Williams completed residency training at the University of Iowa and a research fellowship at Duke University. He is a primary care internist who is trained in epidemiology, biostatistics, and literature synthesis. Dr. Williams’ topical interests include depression, mental health services, dementia and implementation of best practices. He is a medical editor for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Evidence-base Practice Program. Dr. Williams is Senior Science Advisor to the Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Program and has led numerous systematic reviews, many focusing on mental health services. Dr. Williams is board certified in Internal Medicine and active in clinical practice and resident physician education at the Durham VAMC.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Medicine · 2024 - Present Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1984 M.D.