John Wiley Williams, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Campus mail 200 Morris Street, 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 684-7611

John Williams, MD, MHS, is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a past recipient of VA Health Services Career Development and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Faculty Scholar Awards. He received his bachelor and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Williams completed residency training at the University of Iowa and a research fellowship at Duke University. He is a primary care internist who is trained in epidemiology, biostatistics, and literature synthesis. Dr. Williams’ topical interests include depression, mental health services, dementia and implementation of best practices. He is Scientific Editor for the NC Medical Journal and a medical editor for the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. Dr. Williams directs the Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Program and has led numerous systematic reviews, many focusing on mental health services. Dr. Williams is board certified in Internal Medicine and active in clinical practice and resident physician education at the Durham VAMC.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, University of Iowa, 1987 - 1988
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Iowa, 1984 - 1987
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984

Publications

Pavon, Juliessa M., Soheir S. Adam, Zayd A. Razouki, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Paul F. Lachiewicz, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Christopher A. Beadles, Thomas L. Ortel, Avishek Nagi, and John W. Williams. “Effectiveness of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in High-Risk Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review..” J Arthroplasty 31, no. 2 (February 2016): 524–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2015.09.043.

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26525487
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Spoont, M. R., J. W. Williams, S. Kehle-Forbes, J. A. Nieuwsma, M. C. Mann-Wrobel, and R. Gross. “Erratum: Does this patient have posttraumatic stress disorder? Rational Clinical Examination systematic review (JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association (2015) 314:5 (501-510)).” Jama  Journal of the American Medical Association 315, no. 1 (January 5, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.16955.

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Williams, John W., and George L. Jackson. “Utilizing Evidence to Address the Health and Health Care Needs of Veterans..” N C Med J 76, no. 5 (November 2015): 294–98.

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26946858
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Ahovuo-Saloranta, Anneli, Ulla-Maija Rautakorpi, Oleg V. Borisenko, Helena Liira, John W. Williams, and Marjukka Mäkelä. “WITHDRAWN: Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis in adults..” Cochrane Database Syst Rev, no. 10 (October 16, 2015). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000243.pub4.

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26471061
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Dedert, Eric A., Jennifer R. McDuffie, Roy Stein, J Murray McNiel, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Caroline E. Freiermuth, Adam Hemminger, and John W. Williams. “Electronic Interventions for Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorders: A Systematic Review..” Ann Intern Med 163, no. 3 (August 4, 2015): 205–14. https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-0285.

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26237752
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Spoont, Michele R., John W. Williams, Shannon Kehle-Forbes, Jason A. Nieuwsma, Monica C. Mann-Wrobel, and Raz Gross. “Does This Patient Have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?: Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review..” Jama 314, no. 5 (August 4, 2015): 501–10. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.7877.

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26241601
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Holsinger, Tracey, Brenda L. Plassman, Karen M. Stechuchak, James R. Burke, Cynthia J. Coffman, and John W. Williams. “Stability of Diagnoses of Cognitive Impairment, Not Dementia in a Veterans Affairs Primary Care Population..” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 6 (June 2015): 1105–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13455.

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26032518
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Gierisch, J. M., Adam Goode, B. C. Batch, K. N. Huffman, K. S. Hall, S. N. Hastings, K. D. Allen, et al. “The Impact of Wearable Motion Sensing Technologies on Physical Activity: A Systematic Review..” Washington DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Edelman, David, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Eugene Oddone, and John W. Williams. “Shared medical appointments for patients with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review..” J Gen Intern Med 30, no. 1 (January 2015): 99–106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-2978-7.

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25107290
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