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Eric Williams

Eric S. Williams MD, MACC

Dr. Williams is Professor of Medicine (cardiology), and Associate Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).  He is Executive Vice President and cardiovascular service line leader for the IU Health system.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of IUSM and its internal medicine and cardiovascular disease fellowship programs. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Williams’ academic career focus has been on clinical cardiology, and on cardiovascular disease training and education- both at the graduate and CME levels. Areas of particular focus have included the integration of bedside and testing findings- including electrocardiography- in clinical decision-making.  He was director of the cardiac intensive care unit and program director of the Cardiovascular Disease fellowship for over 20 years, and he continues to represent CV fellowship programs nationally in a variety of forums and initiatives, on behalf of our professional societies. For more than 10 years, he has served as program co-director of the annual national ACCF Board certification and recertification review course. He has been a member and leader in a number of national committees, taskforces, and editorial boards.  He was national Program Director for the 2002 ACCF Annual Scientific Sessions. He has been a leader and participant in national master clinician sessions. He was a member of the writing group to update the ACCF/AHA/SCAI Competency Statement for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, and he is co-chair of the committee to develop COCATS 4.

Most recently, Dr. Williams has played a national leadership role in the development and definition of the core clinical competencies (and the mechanisms to evaluate and maintain them) for clinical cardiologists- both at the trainee (milestones) and practicing cardiologist (lifelong learning) levels. He chairs the national ACCF Cardiology Competencies Committee, and is a member of the Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee.

In 2014, Dr. Williams received the MASTER designation from the American College of Cardiology.  He is the 2012 recipient of the Council on Clinical Cardiology Laennec Master Clinician Award from the American Heart Association.  In 2009, Dr. Williams received the Glenn Irwin MD Distinguished Faculty Award from IUSM.  He is recognized as Top Doctor by US News&World Report, Best Doctors, and Top Docs by Indianapolis Monthly.