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University Hospital of Brooklyn at

Long Island College Hospital

Hospital Leadership


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John F. Williams, MD, EdD, MPH
President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Williams is a distinguished healthcare leader and anesthesiologist with proven experience in leading academic medical centers.

Dr. Williams' most recent position was Senior Vice President of Verras Health Care International. Previously, he served at George Washington University, where he was responsible for management and oversight of the medical center's clinical, education, and research initiatives. During his tenure at GWU, Dr. Williams was senior vice provost and vice president for health affairs at the medical center; vice president for health affairs and Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, university provost and vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Boston University, a Master of Science at The London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master of Public Health from Yale University, and Doctorates of Medicine and Education from The George Washington University.

He is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Federation of Associations of Experimental Biology and has been recognized by: Congressman Edwards Markey, the United States Public Health Commissioned Officers Foundation and the Minority Access Foundation. Dr. Williams has also been recognized by the President of Panama and the People's Republic of China for his work in public health, medicine and healthcare of under-represented minorities.