Olajide Williams, MD
Chief of Staff of Neurology
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director Acute Stroke Services
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Dr Olajide Williams obtained his medical degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He completed his neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowship programs at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center, and received a Masters degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University, Director of Acute Stroke Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital and currently Chief of Staff of Neurology at Columbia University. Dr Williams is a recognized leader in stroke education and community-based behavioral intervention research and the Principal Investigator of an NIH R01-level award, "RCT to improve stroke symptom recognition and response" which evaluates the effectiveness of "Hip Hop Stroke", an innovative multi-media school-based stroke education program he developed, that utilizes children as "transmission vectors" of stroke knowledge to their parents and grandparents. Dr Williams teaches a clinical practice course to 4th year medical students at the college of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and he is a key clinician-educator and mentor of neurology residents. He has published numerous scholarly articles, and has received many prestigious awards including: the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Urban Health Award for mitigating health care disparities, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Distinguished Teacher Award, Columbia University department of neurology humanism in neurology award, a Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine and Excellence in Teaching, and a National Humanism in Medicine Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr Williams became a fellow of the Glenda Garvey Teaching academy in 2009 for his outstanding teaching contributions to Columbia University.