Amy W. Williams, MD (Past-President)

Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and consultant in the Division of Hypertension and Nephrology. Dr. Williams is the Medical Director of Hospital Operations, chair of the Hospital practice Committee, and a member of the Rochester Executive Operations Team, responsible for oversight of Mayo Clinic Rochester and accountable to the Mayo Clinic president/CEO and the Mayo Clinic Rochester staff.

Dr. Williams received her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and received the outstanding student award in Cardiology. She completed both residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology at Mayo Clinic. Her main areas of interest are in chronic and acute renal failure and innovative renal replacement therapies. Dr. Williams serves as an Associate Director of Dialysis for Mayo Dialysis Services.

Dr. Williams recently stepped down from being Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and is active in many Mayo Clinic initiatives. She served on the Officers and Councilors of the Mayo Rochester Voting Staff as a counselor under 40 and was elected president of the Mayo Rochester Staff.

As Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Associate Chair for the Inpatient Practice in the Department of Medicine, she headed multiple initiatives including new mentoring models, authored and implemented a faculty part time policy, Respect and Recognition Guidelines as well as a redesign of the Department of Medicine hospital practices. In her previous role as Vice Chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Hospital Practice Committee she led a redesign of the admissions process and census management for all Mayo Clinic Rochester Hospitals. She is currently leading a project to design an accountable care model for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease through ESRD; the Re-Engineering Dialysis (RED) project. In addition, she has served on numerous committees focusing on education, practice redesign, diversity and faculty development.

Dr. Williams is currently the President of Women in Nephrology and serves on The American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) Board of Advisors. She is a member of the ASN ACO Task Force, ASN Public Policy Board, and ASN Metrics Task Force and chairs the ASN Quality and Safety work group.