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About Richard Allen Williams, MD
Dr. Williams is a pioneer in medicine, always striving to improve the health of minorities. In 2013, Dr. Williams and Genita, in collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), partnered with the AMA Foundation to create the Dr. Richard Allen Williams & Genita Evangelista Johnson/ABC Scholarship to create a larger pipeline of black physicians specializing in cardiology. We invite you to follow their lead and investment by joining us for this special evening. To view our sponsors and learn more about additional sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Dr. Williams has received many honors including the Scroll of Merit from the National Medical Association, their highest award. He was given the legendary Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award by the American Heart Association for outstanding service in the minority community. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Harvard Medical School in 2004 in recognition of his successful efforts to increase diversity at that institution when he was on the faculty there. He was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Minority Quality Forum in 2009, and he was recently inducted into fellowship with the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Physicians. Furthermore, Dr. Williams was named as one of the 100 Best Doctors in America by Black Enterprise Magazine, and in 2012, he was honored as the Ethnic Physician of the Year by the California Medical Association Foundation. Recently Dr. Williams served as the 117th President of the 50,000-member National Medical Association. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Delaware State University on May 13, 2017 and he also received the President’s Medal from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science on June 5, 2017.