Dr. Williams graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a BA in History of Science/History of Medicine, where his senior thesis focused on the influence that Civil War medicine had on medical specialization. His interests shifted to ophthalmology after matriculating at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. During medical school, he spent a research year at the Duke Eye Center to study the genetic underpinnings of glaucoma, to evaluate the process of donating human eyes for research, and to improve patient education in ophthalmology. Findings from these projects led to publications in journals that include Human Molecular Genetics, JAMA Ophthalmology, and Survey of Ophthalmology. Additionally, he was selected as a New England Journal of Medicine Scholar for his essay on the future of telemedicine, and he was awarded the Osler Medal for his historical analysis of the free clinic movement in America. Upon obtaining his MD degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 2016, Dr. Williams completed an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he has stayed for his ophthalmology residency. He enjoys jogging, hiking, and trying to keep up with his toddler son.