Faculty Profile

Dr. Rebecca A. Williams, M.D.

Rebecca A. Williams, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests


Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Appleton

Professional Activity

Dr. Rebecca Williams specializes in Family Medicine with concentrated practice in maternity care. She returned to UIC as residency faculty coordinating women’s health training. She completed a faculty development fellowship and a master's degree in health professions education. In 2004, she joined the Montefiore Einstein Department of Family and Social Medicine as residency faculty. She currently serves as the Director of Maternity Services for Family Medicine. After years as the sole attending family physician delivering babies at Montefiore hospitals, she now leads a team of family physicians providing care to a large group of underserved women.

Dr. Williams holds an academic appointment in the Department of Family and Social Medicine. She is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and teaches residents, students and fellows. She supervises training of residents on labor and delivery and in the office. She directs the Fellowship in Family Centered Maternity Care.

Dr. Williams's research interests are medical education and women’s health, with a focus on normal birth.

Selected Publications

  1. Schonberg, D and Williams, RA. Physical Activity in Pregnancy. What Should the Family Physician Recommend? Family Doctor. A Journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. Winter 2013; 2(3):20-2.
  2. NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency. AAFP Recommended Curriculum for Family Medicine Residency. Reprint 289C. Practice Based Learning and Improvement. Revised 7/2012.
  3. Williams, RA. Women’s Health Content Validity of the Family Medicine In-training Examination. Family Medicine 2007;39:572-7.
  4. Williams RA, Elam G: Gynecology in Rakel RE (Ed.): Textbook of Family Practice, Seventh Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007.
  5. Williams RA: Breast-feeding in Rakel RE (Ed.): Saunders Manual of Medical Practice, Second Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2000.
  6. Hannon PR, Ehlert-Abler P, Aberman S, Williams RA, Carlos M. Commentary: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Promoting a Baby Friendly Environment in an Urban University Medical Center. Journal of Human Lactation 1999;15:289-296.

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