Kevin WilliamsNew York City, NY
Kevin Williams has served in the role of Senior Director/Group Leader in U.S. Medical Affairs for Rare Disease at Pfizer since January 2012. He joined Pfizer in January 2004 as a Medical Director on the HIV field-based medical team and has been in multiple roles across several therapeutic areas within the organization over the years.
Kevin received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1986. After completing an Internal Medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, he returned to UCLA where he did a two-year fellowship in Health Services Research through the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research in the UCLA Department of Medicine. During his fellowship, he also graduated from the UCLA School of Public Health with a Masters in Public Health.
After a brief academic career at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center where he had an appointment as an Instructor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, Kevin spent the next eight years in private medical practice taking care of patients living with HIV and AIDS. During his years in private practice, Kevin maintained an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine where he was an instructor in the Doctoring course taught to first, second, and third year medical students. He was also an active participant in the HIV services community, volunteering at the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center where he saw HIV and AIDS patients one half day per week.
In August 1999, Kevin moved to Boston to attend law school, graduating with a J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 2002. Immediately prior to joining Pfizer, he was interim Medical Director of the Student Health Service at Columbia University.
Kevin has been involved in a number of LGBT non-profit organizations during his professional career. During his time in Los Angeles, he was on the Board of Directors of Aid for AIDS, a Los-Angeles-based AIDS services organization, as well as the Medical Advisory Board of the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic and AIDS Research Alliance. Kevin also served on the Board of Directors of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. In 2001, Kevin joined the Board of Directors of the Task Force and remained on that board through 2007.