G. Melville Williams, M.D. – Vice President

G. Melville Williams was born in Soochow China and currently resides in Florida with his wife. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1953 with a BA degree. Dr. Williams then went on to Harvard Medical School and graduated with his M.D. in 1957.

After graduation from Harvard, Dr. Williams then went to Mass General Hospital where he performed both his Internship and Residency from 1957-1963. He joined the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia starting, in 1965 as an Instructor and ending as a Professor in 1969.

Dr. Williams accepted a position with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1969 as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Transplantation and Vascular Surgery. He served as a teacher and surgeon for more than 40 years. Dr. Williams retired from active surgery in 2010 after 37 years, however, is still involved in research.

Research interests include: endothelial biology in transplanted organs and aortas; reperfusion injury, antibodies and rejection; stem cells and liver regeneration.

He has published many book chapters and articles in numerous scientific journals. He has also presented and served as keynote speaker at many medical conferences.

Dr. Williams has been President of the Halsted Society, United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and The Living Legacy (local organ recovery program). He was also President and one of the founding members of The Southern Association of Vascular Surgery (SAVS).