Dr. Williams was the Chief of Vitreoretinal Surgery Service at William Beaumont Hospital from 1992 until 2000, when he became Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Williams is also a Clinical Professor of Biomedical Sciences at The Eye Research Institute of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Williams special interest is advanced vitreoretinal surgery for complex retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. He has authored or co-authored over one hundred publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, book chapters, and publications from national clinical trials. Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized speaker. He is currently the Principal Investigator of several research trials sponsored by the National Eye Institute and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Williams has been President of both the Vitreous Society (now The American Society of Retinal Specialists) and Michigan Ophthalmological Society. He has been named to America's Who's Who in Medicine, The Best Doctors in America, and The Best Doctors in the Midwest. He serves as Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee for retinal diseases and is a member of the Health Policy Committee. He is an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Medical Association, Retina Society and Macula Society.