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Christopher S. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Education and Training,
Professor, Medicine
Associate Director, Harrison Society, ABIM Research Residency in Medicine
Chancellor's Faculty Fellow


Dr. Christopher S. Williams, Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Education and Training, Professor of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Harrison Society, serves as Director of the Vanderbilt MSTP. Dr. Williams is an alumnus of the Vanderbilt MSTP and obtained his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. Williams is a physician-scientist with clinical interests in epithelial biology, intestinal wound healing and carcinogenesis. Dr. Williams has served as an MSTP Advising College Leader since 2011 and was named Director in May 2016.