Dr. Olajide Williams, MD

Dr. Olajide Williams, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Olajide Williams, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St Fl 7

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net

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Thrombosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Stroke
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Williams' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Williams "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 Neurology at CUMC, Director of Acute Stroke Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and currently Chief of Staff/Chief Medical Officer of Neurology at Columbia University. Dr. Williams is a recognized international leader in stroke education and community-based behavioral intervention research. He is a co-Principal Investigator and co-Director of one of four NIH/NINDS funded SPIRP U54 Centers for Stroke Disparities Solutions awards 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. He is also the Founder of Hip Hop Public Health, a nationally recognized organization that creates and implements multimedia public health interventions that target the youth around the topics of childhood obesity, Alzheimer's disease, and stroke. Dr. Williams teaches a clinical practice course and a neuroscience course to medical students at the college of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and he is a key clinician-educator, a member of the Virginia Apgar Teaching Academy, and mentor of neurology residents. He has published numerous scholarly articles including the book "Stroke Diaries", and he has received many prestigious national, regional and local awards such as: 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, a National Humanism in Medicine Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Heart Association Young Hearts Award, International Excellence in Medicine award, New York City and State Proclamations and Citations, and he was included on Fast Company magazines 100 most creative people in business in 2012 and the ROOT 100 most influential list for 2012."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Williams "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Lagos / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Harlem Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Williams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Williams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Williams to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Williams' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Williams accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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