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Christopher J. Williams, MD

Christopher J. Williams, MD is the founder and medical director of Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Georgia’s primary premier regenerative orthopedics practice and the first Regenexx provider in the State of Georgia.

Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Williams enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and then after serving honorably in the military, he enrolled in college at the University of North Florida where he graduated with the highest honors of Summa Cum Laude. After his undergraduate career, Dr. Williams spent 4 years in medical school and an additional 4 years of residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Williams completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and he was awarded the resident of the year 3 consecutive years in a row and was voted to serve as the Academic Chief Resident his senior year.

After completing his residency, Dr. Williams did a 1-year fellowship under the direct mentorship of Dr. Christopher Centeno and Dr. John Schultz, two of the founding pioneers in the field of regenerative orthopedics and orthobiologics. During his fellowship, Dr. Williams contributed to the authorship of 3 book chapters and 5 research papers for publication. Because of his passions for research and education, Dr. Williams decided to stay on staff at the Centeno-Schultz clinic for an additional year as an attending physician to allow him the opportunity to continue working with the exceptional research team at Regenexx and the new doctors in fellowship training.

Dr. Williams wholeheartedly believes in a holistic approach to medicine and takes pride in building a partnership with each patient so that they can learn the skills to be able to achieve their functional goals in life.

Some of Dr. Williams interests include traveling, exercising, spending time with family, and art.

EDUCATION

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION 

July 2016 – June 2017: Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Interventional Orthopedics Fellowship Program Broomfield, Colorado

July 2013-June 2016: Emory University School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia

July 2012-June 2013: Emory University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Transitional Year Program, Atlanta, Georgia

DOCTORATE OF MEDICINE

May 2014: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Biology and Chemistry Minors)

December 2007: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Post-Graduate Level

Emory University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia-Academic Chief Resident 2015-2016

Resident of the Year

  • Post-Graduate Year 2: 2013-2014
  • Post-Graduate Year 3: 2014-2015
  • Post-Graduate Year 4: 2015-2016
Graduate Level

Erich G. Randolph Scholarship Emory School of Medicine 2009 Awarded for Academic Excellence

Undergraduate Level

Summa Cum Laude

Golden Key International Honor Society

University Scholars Honor Society at the University of North Florida

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient

Dean’s List

Presidential Honor Roll

PUBLICATIONS

Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine

Basic Science and Rationale for using Stem Cells for Orthopedic Conditions

Textbook Chapter | Status: Published 2017

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside (Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series)

Polypharmacy and Rational Prescribing

Textbook Chapter | Status: Published 2017

Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

Interventional Orthopedics in Pain Medicine Practice

Textbook Chapter | Status: Published 2016

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells and their application in Pain Medicine

Textbook Chapter | Status: Accepted for Publication 2016

How Interventional Orthopedics will be the next Interventional Cardiology

Textbook Chapter | Status: Accepted for Publication 2016

Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease-Associated Radicular Pain with Culture Expanded Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Journal Article | Status: Published 2017

A New Atlanto-Occipital (C0-C1) Joint Injection Technique

Journal Article | Status: Published 2017

Ultrasound-Guided Elbow Procedures

Journal Article | Status: Published 2016

A Prospective Multi-Site Registry Data Study on Safety and Efficacy of an Epidural Injection of Platelet Lysate for Radicular Pain

Journal Article | Status: Accepted for Publication 2017

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Treated with Image Guided Percutaneous Injection of Autologous Bone Marrow Concentrate: An Expanded Case Series

Journal Article | Status: Submitted for Publication 2017

Orthopedics Today

Point / Counter Point on ACL Injuries

Journal Article | Status: Accepted for Publication 2017

Rational Prescribing in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

Research Principal Investigator: Dale Strasser, MD, Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Role in Research: Primary Investigator

ABSTRACTS / PRESENTATIONS

  • American Geriatric Society Annual Conference, Orlando, FL  – May 2014 | Poster Presentation
  • International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cancun, Mexico, June 2014 | Poster Presentation
  • 2nd Annual National Summit on Safety and Quality for Rehabilitation Hospitals, Pentagon City, VA, July 2014| Platform Presentation
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2014 | Poster Presentation

A Region or Country-specific, Economic-Based Analysis for Retinopathy of Prematurity (EcROP)

  • Research Principal Investigator: Timothy Olsen, MD, Emory University Department of Ophthalmology

Role in research: Primary Investigator | Published 2017

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