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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Donna Williams, M.D.

Donna Williams, MDDr. Williams completed her medical school and Internal Medicine Residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She worked as a hospitalist and Assistant Program Director at Jefferson for three years before relocating to Baltimore, Maryland, where she worked as a hospitalist and Associate Program Director at Saint Agnes Hospital.  In 2012, she joined the team at UC Davis as Associate Program Director.

Dr. Williams enjoys teaching residents about end-of -life communication skills as well as inpatient best practices.  Her academic interest lies in implementing the developmental milestones for internal medicine residency training into both educational programs and evaluation processes.  She is an active member of both ACP and APDIM, where she has presented workshops on resident career pathways and remediation of the non-cognitive competencies.

Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her two young children and traveling.

Recent publications

Williams DM, Fisicaro T, Veloski, JJ, Berg D. Development and Evaluation of a Program to Strengthen First Year Residents' Proficiency in Leading End-of-Life Discussions. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 28(5):328-34, 2011 Aug