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VERNON B. WILLIAMS M.D.

Vernon B. Williams M.D.
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Physician Bio

Vernon B. Williams, M.D. specializes in neurology and pain management, including conditions of the neck and spine, sports neurology, and electromyography. Dr. Williams earned his medical doctorate at the University of Michigan, after which he completed his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and residency in Neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He completed a clinical fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is the Director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology.

Dr. Williams is a significant contributor in the medical professional community and is an active member of a number of medical societies, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Pain Society, American Association for the Study of Headache, and International Injection Society. He has authored several book chapters and journal publications and facilitated more than 30 lectures. Dr. Williams is regularly sought after by major media outlets for his expertise and insights.

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Procedures

  • Radiculopathy
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Nerve Conduction Study / Studies
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Concussions
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Migraines (Chronic, Acute)
  • Cortisone Injections
  • EMG (Electromyography, Electromyograms)
  • Pain Management
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Neurological Problems
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

In the Media

5 Providers Tell Us: Why I Became a Doctor
March 31,2016

Is It Possible to Make Football Safer?
March 23, 2016

Dr. Vernon Williams discusses CTE and what former football players can do to diagnose brain injuries on Mighty 1090AM
March 18, 2016

Dr. Vernon Williams “It’s Pretty Clear That There Is A Link With Brain Injuries And Football”
March 18, 2016

KFI-AM 640 Interviews Dr. Williams: Nerve Block Technique Might Help Ease Chronic Back Pain
March 6, 2016

Rheumatologist, Pain Physician Collaboration Vital for Better Pain Control
February 17, 2016

KFI-AM 640 Interviews Dr. Williams: Avoiding dangerous mistakes with aspirin and other OTC pain medicines
February 8,2016

The NFL’s Forgotten Retirees
February 6, 2016

Doctor Vernon Williams Talks Concussions in MMA - AXS TV fights
January 8, 2016

KFI-AM 640 Interviews Dr. Williams about Potential Impact of the New Movie "Concussion"
December 20, 2015

Neurologist weighs in on Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, NFL concussion issues
December 16, 2015

D.J. Fluker out, long-term ramifications ‘unclear’
Novemver 28, 2015

Dr. Williams gives advice to reduce concussions in sports - KFI-AM 640
November 8, 2015

Young Athletes and Head Trauma
November 1, 2015

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Concussions hitting Chargers hard
October 11, 2015

Concussion Q&A with Neurologist Dr. Vernon Williams
October 1, 2015

How aggressive will the Falcons be with Coleman’s injury?
September 24, 2015

Dr. Vernon Williams Comments on Atlanta Falcons Running Back Tevin Coleman's Cracked Rib
September 24, 2015

Essence Magazine Quotes Dr. Vernon Williams: Becoming The Best You In The New Year
January 21, 2015

KNBC-TV Interviews Dr. Vernon Williams Regarding Iovera Treatment
December 18, 2014

Max Sports & Fitness Magazine Quotes Dr. Williams: Sports-Related Brain Injury
September 01, 2014
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONCUSSIONS

Charlotte Observer Quotes Dr. Williams: Carolina Panthers' QB Cam Newton Suffers Hairline Fracture in Rib
August 24, 2014
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has hairline fracture in rib

AXS-TV "Inside MMA" Interviews Dr. Williams: MMA Fighter Krzysztof Soszynski Forced to Retire Because of Brain Injury Suffered During Knockout
August 16, 2014
Dr. Vernon Williams Breaks Down Krzysztof Soszynski's Retirement

KNBC-TV Interviews Dr. Williams: New Concussion Baseline Technology Donated to TEAM HEAL
August 06, 2014
New App to Measure High School Athlete Concussions

HealthLeadersMedia.com Quotes Dr. Williams: Sports Medicine Turns to Telemedicine
April 29, 2014
Sports Medicine Turns to Telemedicine

Shape.com Quotes Dr. Williams: 5 Ways to Excel Under Pressure Like Julia Mancuso
February 10, 2014
5 Ways to Excel Under Pressure Like Julia Mancuso

San Francisco Chronicle Quotes Dr. Williams: Stephan Curry's Mild Concussion
November 21, 2013
Curry seems more likely to play than Bryant

NFLPA, league must keep fighting for safety
November 15, 2012
Dr. Vernon Williams, the medical director for the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic's Sports Neurology department in Los Angeles, said the NFL has made tremendous strides. The recognition of symptoms and new medical protocols are better protecting players, but it's a fast game played by big guys.

KTLA Special Report: The Invisible Injury, Part 2
October 26, 2012
Dr. Vernon Williams explains dangers of brain injuries

KTLA Special Report: The Invisible Injury, Part 1
October 25, 2012
Dr. Vernon Williams explains dangers of brain injuries

HEAD GAMES: THE DARK SIDE OF FOOTBALL
Setpember 7, 2012
HEAD GAMES: THE DARK SIDE OF FOOTBALL

Yahoo News Report: One Small Thing: Cut Sports Concussion Severity by Reporting Injuries
September 6, 2012
“It’s important to report and be aware of symptoms,” says Dr. Vernon Williams, director of sports neurology and pain medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

One Small Thing: Cut Sports Concussions Severity by Reporting Injuries
September 6, 2012
“It’s important to report and be aware of symptoms,” says Dr. Vernon Williams, director of sports neurology and pain medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Dave Duerson suicide leaves behind many questions
February 22, 2011
Dr. Williams weighs in on the open questions surrounding the suicide of former Bears safety Dave Duerson

Westchester: Neighborhood council supports proposed skate plaza, but some question city policy regarding safety equipment
January 13, 2011
Dr. Vernon Williams recommends use of safety equipment for skateboarders

Brett Favre on sideline, not in game, is just strange
December 14, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams encouaged by the positive shift in managing concussions

Concussions growing wild in NFL
December 7, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams discusses the growing number of concussions in the NFL

Clampdown on concussions
October 22, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams is a guest expert on the Midmorning on MPR radio dicussing concussions and young atheletes

New Concussion Guidelines Are a Big Hit in Redondo
October 9, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams comments on new concussion guidelines for Pop Warner football

Neurologist Warns About Concussion Risk for Kids
October 9, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams warns about concussion risk for kids

NFL is taking the long-term impact of concussions seriously
September 11, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams weighs in on the NFL studying the long term impact of concussions

Experts stress need for concussion protocols for high school and collegiate football medical staffs
September 2, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams discusses new concussion protocols for young athletes

Movement therapies may reduce chronic pain
July 5, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams comments on how the use of movement therapies may help reduce chronic pain

House Judiciary Committee calls for another hearing to assess football-related brain injuries
January 3, 2010
Dr. Vernon Williams weighs in on Congress hearing about brain injuries in football

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