Sarah R. Williams MD

Emergency medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Emergency Medicine
Bio:   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

  • Educator of the Year Award, American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter (2014)
  • 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 - Present)
  • Assistant Residency Director, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency (2007 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2004 - Present)
  • Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Program, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2002 - Present)
  • National Board Examiner, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Course Director "21st Century Medicine: Utilizing Point-of-Care Ultrasound", Stanford School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Course Director, "Xtreme Emergency Medicine" National CME Course, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2006 - Present)
  • Faculty, Monthly Medical Student/Rotating Housestaff Education Series, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2006 - Present)
  • Faculty, Surgery 220 (Introduction to Emergency Medicine), Stanford School of Medicine (2001 - Present)
  • Faculty, POM (Practice of Medicine), previously Surgery 221, Stanford School of Medicine (2000 - Present)
  • Representative, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Council of Residency Directors (National) (2005 - Present)
  • Faculty, Emergency Medicine, Stanford Division of Emergency Medicine (2000 - Present)