Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
UF College of Medicine
Dr. Charles Williams is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism. He is board-certified in Medical Genetics and in Pediatrics and received his M.D. degree and his clinical genetics training at the University of Florida. From 1986 until 2000, he served as Chief of the Division of Genetics. The majority of his academic assignment involved evaluating families in the division’s clinics that are held in Gainesville and throughout central and north Florida. He also provided consultation to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine.
Dr. Williams has published widely in scholarly journals. He has a long-term research and advocacy interest in Angelman syndrome and was instrumental in founding the U.S. Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) where he currently serves as member its Scientific Advisory Committee.
Education and Certifications
- B.S., University of South Florida, Tampa
- M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.
- Pediatrics Internship, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
- Pediatrics Residency (PL2,3), Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.
- Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
- Certification, American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics
- Professor Emeritus, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, 2016-
- Professor, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, 1996-2016
- (Past Chief, Division of Genetics, 1986-2000)
- Consultant for Genetics, Jacksonville Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), 1999-2011
- Consultant, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 2010-2016
- Consultant and Consortium Member, Florida Birth Defects Registry, 1998-2010
- Member, Board of Directors, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 2006-2010
- Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 2008-2012
- Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 2012-