Dr. Christopher Williams

Meet Dr. Williams

Dr. Christopher J. Williams is the founder and medical director of Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Georgia’s primary premier orthopedics practice and the first Regenexx provider in the state of Georgia. When working with patients, he 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.

Education and Training

Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Williams enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school. 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. Following his undergraduate career, Dr. Williams spent four years in medical school and an additional four years of residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and he was awarded the resident of the year three 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 one-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.

Research Experience

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

              — Journal Article

              — Status: Published 2018

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

              — Journal Article

              — Status: Published 2017

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

             — Journal Article

             — Status: Published 2018

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

            — Journal Article

            — Status: Submitted for Publication 2016

How Interventional Orthopedics Will Be the Next Interventional Cardiology

          — Textbook Chapter

          — Status: Submitted for Publication 2016

Orthopedics Today
Point/CounterPoint on ACL Injuries

          — Journal Article

          — Status: Submitted 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

Healthy Parks Initiative Project, Jacksonville, FL, January 2007 – January 2008

           — Research Principal Investigator: Dr. John Eisler; Daniel Tardona

           — Role in Research: Assistant

           — Submitted for Publication

Publications

Centeno C, Sheinkop M, Dodson E, Stemper I, Williams C, Hyzy M, Ichim T, Freeman M. A specific protocol of autologous bone marrow concentrate and platelet products versus exercise therapy for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up. J Transl Med. C.WILLIAMS 4 2018;16(1): 355. doi: 10.1186/s12967-018-1736-8. PubMed PMID: 30545387; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6293635.

Centeno C, Markle J, Dodson E, Stemper I, Williams C, Hyzy M, Ichim T, Freeman M. Symptomatic anterior cruciate ligament tears treated with percutaneous injection of autologous bone marrow concentrate and platelet products: a non-controlled registry study. J Transl Med. 2018;16(1): 246. doi: 10.1186/s12967-018-1623-3. PubMed PMID: 30176875; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6122476.

Centeno C, Markle J, Dodson E, Stemper I, Hyzy M, Williams C, Freeman M. The use of lumbar epidural injection of platelet lysate for treatment of radicular pain. J Exp Orthop. 2017;4(1): 38. doi: 10.1186/s40634-017-0113-5. PubMed PMID: 29177632; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5701904.

Centeno C, Williams CJ, Markle J, Dodson E. A New Atlanto-Occipital (C0-C1) Joint Injection Technique. Pain Med. 2017. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnx256. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29092046.

Centeno C, Markle J, Dodson E, Stemper I, Williams CJ, Hyzy M, Ichim T, Freeman M. Treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease-associated radicular pain with culture-expanded autologous mesenchymal stem cells: a pilot study on safety and efficacy. J Transl Med. 2017;15(1): 197. doi: 10.1186/s12967-017-1300-y. PubMed PMID: 28938891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5610473.

Sussman WI, Williams CJ, Mautner K. Ultrasound-Guided Elbow Procedures. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016;27(3): 573-87. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2016.04.002. Review. PubMed PMID: 27468667.

Rothschild MI, Russ R, Brennan KA, Williams CJ, Berrones D, Patel B, Martinez-Castellanos MA, Fernandes A, Hubbard GB 3rd, Chan RVP, Yang Z, Olsen TW. The Economic Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity (EcROP) Screening and Treatment: Mexico and the United States. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016;168: 110-121. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2016.04.014. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 27130372.

Personal

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

Reviews

"After having a microdiscectomy L5-S1, I had a spontaneous reherniation 4 months post-op and wanted to avoid surgery. A friend in Colorado recommended Dr. Chris WIlliams. He met with me, reviewed options, realistic outcomes and restrictions. I proceeded with PRP and 8 weeks later (after a slow progression) I do feel 80% better. I doubted the true effects, being a physician myself and wanting a solid promise of results. However, I realized it was an option, and a safe one. I cannot deny PRP has gotten me back to a life I enjoy to live. Thanks to the entire office staff and Dr. Williams for your help."

B.H.

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"Dr. Williams and staff are excellent! They take time with their patients and explain all steps of the procedure. Our daughter avoided an invasive surgery and is now back to competing in a D1 sport she loves."

A.S.

Google

"Very professional and great one on one personal service. My treatment wise very effective and I would give it a four out of five stars. As far as my experience with Dr. Chris , I would give it five out of five stars. His staff is also very friendly and professional."

E.W.

Google

"Dr. Williams is definitely concerned and sensitive to each Patients concerns. His staff is absolutely Amazing and Courteous! Please don’t hesitate make your appointment now! You will not be Disappointed!😁"

S.S.

Google

"I learned more about my back injury with Dr. Williams in 30 minutes than I did with 4 other doctors through cumulative visits. Just the initial consult was worth double the price. Looking forward to the treatment."

L.F.

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