Lorraine M. Williams, M.D.,
Director - Pediatric Division
Lorraine M. Williams, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute (OHNI). In 2007, Dr. Williams was recruited to private practice by the prestigious OHNI to enhance their general Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology Division, after serving as the first Chief of Otolaryngology for the Cedars Sinai Medical Group. From 2006 through 2011, she also served as a member of the Pediatric Otolaryngology panel and Pediatric Surgical Services at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She is a diplomat of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of University Otolaryngologists. Dr. Williams has held professorships at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She currently serves as an Assistant Dean at CDU where she is also the Chair of the UCLA –4th year, Urban Underserved College experience. She has received multiple community service awards from her students and colleagues as well as from Los Angeles County. She is also one of the youngest recipients of the "Excellence in Medical Education" award, given at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Williams graduated from Howard University-College of Liberal Arts as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She received her Medical Degree from Howard University College of Medicine as a member of the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed an internship in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital, and her residency in Otolaryngology at the Charles R. Drew University-Department of Otolaryngology. After residency, Dr. Williams earned a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) at UCLA, where she also completed a one year fellowship in Medical Education. Dr. Williams remains passionate about educating ‘budding’ physicians and providing care for those in underserved communities.
Dr. Williams holds multiple professional memberships and has been active in several local and national organizations committed to advancing the care of Otolaryngology patients and medical care in California. These include the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, Society of University Otolaryngologists, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles Otolaryngology Medical Society, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. She is also a member of the American Rhinologic Society. She has served in an advisory capacity to pharmaceutical companies for Azelastine and Acclarent, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Student National Medical Association. She currently continues her commitment to youth, education and providing care for the underprivileged as Director of the Student Mentorship Program at the OHNI foundation; and as a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Global Human Services, and Caring Ministries.
Board certified in Otolaryngology as an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Dr. Williams' primary clinical interests revolve around the care of pediatric patients with ear, nose and throat disorders. Dr. Williams' research interests currently include the management of otolaryngologic disorders in achondroplastic dwarfs and the endoscopic management of pediatric patients with nasal and sinus tumors. She has also been involved in the management of aggressive thyroid cancers. Additionally, she remains interested in health manpower issues for minority communities, and providing health care for the underprivileged of the world. Dr Williams has published numerous articles in several peer-reviewed publications such as Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Topics in Emergency Medicine, and the ENT Journal.
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