Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM
Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, serves as Professor & Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare in Saint Louis, Missouri leading 120+ clinicians. A nationally recognized leader in hospital medicine, Dr. Williams was a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, one of the first two elected members of the SHM Board and was subsequently selected as President of the organization. Additionally, he served as the founding Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine and served as Principal Investigator for SHM’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions).
Dr. Williams established the first hospitalist program for a public hospital in 1998 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and built three of the largest academic hospitalist programs in the U.S. at Emory (1998–2007), Northwestern (2007–2013) and the University of Kentucky (2014-2019). A Past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Founding Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, he actively promotes the role of hospitalists as leaders in delivery of health care to hospitalized patients.