Sarah R Williams MD,FACEP, FAAEM

Emergency medicine doctor

Sarah R. Williams, MD, FACEP is the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency and oversees the educational curriculum for the residents. She has been on faculty at Stanford since 2000 and has the rank of Clinical Associate Professor. Sarah went to Cal as an undergrad (Go Bears!) and then started drinking the Stanford cool-aid, going to medical school here, the EM residency from 1997-2000, and the chief residency in 2000-2001. During 2000-2001 Sarah also developed version 1 of the EM Ultrasound Fellowship and was its inaugural fellow, and then went on to become the founding director of the EM Ultrasound Program at Stanford.

Dr. Williams also has a strong interest in medical education and leadership, and has been working hard with the residency program since 2000. She has worn all of the "hats" of residency leadership: Chief Resident, Assistant Program Director (APD), Associate PD, and Acting PD when the PD is away. Sarah has also been active in helping coordinate and run several CME programs, including our national conference and developing a new series of interdisciplinary ultrasound CME courses. Sarah has both practical real-world experience in education as well as completing the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and is currently completing a Masters Program in Health Professions Education (while continuing to work at Stanford full-time).

Sarah's areas of expertise are medical education, leadership in emergency medicine, and emergency ultrasound. Sarah also understands the challenges of combining an active academic career with family; she is a wife and mom of three school-aged boys. She was also the first member of her family to go to college and gets how hard the system can be... Sarah is happy to collaborate with colleagues with anything related to any of the above interests.

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2003)

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1997) CA

Fellowship, Stanford/Kaiser, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (2001)

Chief Resident, Stanford/Kaiser, Emergency Medicine (2001)

Residency, Stanford/Kaiser, Emergency Medicine (2000)

MD, Stanford School of Medicine, Medicine (1997)

BA, U.C. Berkeley, Biology and Psychology double major (1991)

Honors & Awards

Bedside Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2005)

Bedside Teacher of the Quarter Award, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2008, 2004)

Elected, Board of Directors, California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (2006)

Elected, President, California Emergency Medicine Residents Association (1999-2000)

Award for Outstanding Commitment to Academic Endeavors and Research, 1997-2000, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program (2000)

Chief Resident Appreciation Award, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program (2001)

1st place, "Most Outstanding Senior Officer" in State of California, California Cadet Corps, California National Guard (1986)

Administrative Appointments

Associate Residency Director, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency, 2011

Assistant Residency Director, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency, 2007

Fellowship Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine, 2004

Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Program, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine, 2002

National Board Examiner, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2010

Course Director "21st Century Medicine: Utilizing Point-of-Care Ultrasound", Stanford School of Medicine, 2012

Course Director, "Xtreme Emergency Medicine" National CME Course, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine, 2006

Faculty, Monthly Medical Student/Rotating Housestaff Education Series, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine, 2006

Faculty, Surgery 220 (Introduction to Emergency Medicine), Stanford School of Medicine, 2001

Faculty, POM (Practice of Medicine), previously Surgery 221, Stanford School of Medicine, 2000

Representative, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Council of Residency Directors (National), 2005

Faculty, Emergency Medicine, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine, 2000

Confirmation of endotracheal intubation using color-Doppler ultrasound.
Williams SR, Wu T, Jeffrey B, Angelotti T, & Auerbach PS. Confirmation of endotracheal intubation using color-Doppler ultrasound. 2nd World Congress in Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, Abstract Book, 2006. Abstract 4.

Pitfalls in the use of ocular ultrasound for evaluation of acute vision loss.
Schott, M. L., Pierog, J. E., & Williams, S. R. (2013). Pitfalls in the use of ocular ultrasound for evaluation of acute vision loss. journal of emergency medicine, 44(6), 1136-1139.

Focused cardiac ultrasound training: how much is enough?
Chisholm, C. B., Dodge, W. R., Balise, R. R., Williams, S. R., Gharahbaghian, L., & Beraud, A.-S. (2013). Focused cardiac ultrasound training: how much is enough?. journal of emergency medicine, 44(4), 818-822.

Developing and Assessing Initiatives Designed to Improve Clinical Teaching Performance
Khandelwal, S., Bernard, A. W., Wald, D. A., Manthey, D. E., Fisher, J., & Ericsson, K. A. (2012). Developing and Assessing Initiatives Designed to Improve Clinical Teaching Performance. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 19(12), 1350-1353.

USE OF CADAVER MODELS IN POINT-OF-CARE EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND EDUCATION FOR DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS
Zaia, B. E., Briese, B., Williams, S. R., & Gharahbaghian, L. (2012). USE OF CADAVER MODELS IN POINT-OF-CARE EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND EDUCATION FOR DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS. JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 43(4), 683-691.

D-Dimer Is Not Elevated in Asymptomatic High Altitude Climbers after Descent to 5340 m: The Mount Everest Deep Venous Thrombosis Study (Ev-DVT)
Zafren, K., Feldman, J., Becker, R. J., Williams, S. R., Weiss, E. A., & Deloughery, T. (2011). D-Dimer Is Not Elevated in Asymptomatic High Altitude Climbers after Descent to 5340 m: The Mount Everest Deep Venous Thrombosis Study (Ev-DVT). HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE & BIOLOGY, 12(3), 223-227.

Acetazolamide fails to decrease pulmonary artery pressure at high altitude in partially acclimatized humans
Basnyat, B., Hargrove, J., Holck, P. S., Srivastav, S., Alekh, K., & Swenson, E. R. (2008). Acetazolamide fails to decrease pulmonary artery pressure at high altitude in partially acclimatized humans. HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE & BIOLOGY, 9(3), 209-216.

Airway Ultrasound: Confirming Endotracheal Intubation with Color Doppler Ultrasound
Williams SR, Gharahbaghian L, Wu T, Goodwin T, Harter K, & Auerbach P. (2008). Airway Ultrasound: Confirming Endotracheal Intubation with Color Doppler Ultrasound. Academic Emergency Medicine, May(abstract).

Ultrasonographic diagnosis of retinal detachment in the emergency department
Lewin MR, Williams SR, & Ahuja Y. (2005). Ultrasonographic diagnosis of retinal detachment in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med., 45(1).

Drug storage and stability (revised), Paul S. Auerbach, editor
Williams SR, Nix D, & Patel K. (2007). Drug storage and stability (revised), Paul S. Auerbach, editor. Wilderness Medicine, Management of Wilderness and Environmental Emergencies, 5th edition.

Regional vs systemic antivenom administration in the treatment of snake venom poisoning in a rabbit model: A pilot study
Norris, R. L., Dery, R., Johnson, C., Williams, S., Rose, K., & Thompson, R. C. (2003). Regional vs systemic antivenom administration in the treatment of snake venom poisoning in a rabbit model: A pilot study. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 14(4), 231-235.

Please see full list of publications on attached CV (1992-present).
Williams SR. (1992). Please see full list of publications on attached CV (1992-present). (Under photo above).