Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Articles by Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, is a clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA—the first Black full professor in the Department of Medicine. Williams founded the Association of Black Cardiologists in 1974 and was the 117th president of the National Medical Association. Williams was the first African American student from Delaware to attend Harvard, at a time when fraternities were closed to Blacks. He received his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and trained at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Williams was the first Black postgraduate fellow to train at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is the author of a number of books including The Textbook of Black-Related Diseases and Blacks in Medicine.