Donna Williams, M.D.

Donna Marie Williams, M.D.


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Instructor of Record
  • Doctoring 2 Course (UCD School of Medicine)
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Williams has an interest in medical education, high value cost conscious care, and the implementation of developmental milestones for internal medicine residents.  She also enjoys teaching residents how to lead end-of-life conversations, teaching on the general medical floors and in the clinic, and mentoring residents and students.


General Medicine


M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia PA 2004

B.A., LaSalle University, Philadelphia PA 2000


Internal Medicine, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA 2005-2007

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

Internal Medicine ?Golden Apple Teaching Award?, UC Davis Medical Center,

Select Recent Publications

Lead author of the AAIM-ACP High Value Care Curriculum version 3.0, web publication available at: Intended audience: Internal medicine faculty, residents, and students, 38,000 downloads. Jan 2016.

Williams D, Kuehl S, Foster P, Chow R. From competency committee to remediation and beyond: Remediation challenges in the non-cognitive competencies. In R. Ficalora and S. Costa (Eds.), A Textbook for Internal Medicine Education Programs (11th Edition) (pp. 152-164). 2013, Alexandria: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. 

Fenton J, Kravitz R, Jerant A, Paterniti D, Bang J, Williams D, Epstein R, Franks P. Promoting patient-centered counseling to reduce use of low-value diagnostic tests: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):191-197.

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. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2011 Aug;28(5):328-34.