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Kayode A Williams MD, MBA, FFARCSI

Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Baltimore, MD

About Kayode A Williams MD, MBA, FFARCSI

Dr. Williams is Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Dr. Williams earned his medical degree from the College of Medicine University of Lagos. Following training at renowned medical institutions such as the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Dr. Williams completed his residency in anesthesiology in England in 1995. Subsequently, he became a Fellow of Faculty of Anesthesia, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFARCSI). Dr. Williams joined the University of Michigan in 1997, completed a second residency training in anesthesiology in 2001, a fellowship in pain medicine in 2002, and received an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2004. Dr. Williams joined the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2005 to develop new private practice venture, and to extend the division’s reach beyond the academic milieu and into the community. From 2009-2011, Dr. Williams served as the Medical Director at the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins.

His research focuses on translational research in neuromodulation, with emphasis on the mechanisms and efficacy of spinal cord stimulation in neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathies, and peripheral vascular disease. His interest in the business of medicine is prompted by the desire to enhance value proposition for physician groups and hospitals through effective resource management. Dr. Williams’ business focus is on specialty practice development, acute in-patient revenue cycle management, and medical management consulting.



1.      Marie N, Hanna, MD, Ashlea D, Barrett, MPH, Kayode A. Williams, MD, Peter Pronovost, MD. Does patient perception of pain control affect patient satisfaction across units in a tertiary teaching hospital? Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(5):411-416.

2.      Williams KA, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Hamzehzadeh S, et al. A multi-center analysis evaluating factors associated with spinal cord stimulation outcome in chronic pain patients. Pain Med. 2011;12(8):1142-1153.

3.      Olaniyan OEP, Brown C, Williams KA. Utilization review, getting it right. Physician Exec. 2011;37(3):50-54.

4.      Cohen SP, Williams KA, Kurihara C, et al. Multicenter, randomized comparative cost-effectiveness study comparing 0, 1 and 2 diagnostic medial branch (facet joint nerve) block treatment paradigms before lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation. Anesthesiology. 2010;113(2):395-405.

5.      Olaniyan OEP, Brown C, Williams KA. Effectively managing your medical necessity and notification denials. Healthc Financ Manage. 2009;63(8):62-67.

6.      Cohen SP, Strassels SA, Foster L, Marvel J, Williams K, Crooks M, Gross A, Kurihara C, Nguyen C, Williams N. Comparison of fluoroscopically guided and blind corticosteroid injections for greater trochanteric pain syndrome: multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2009;338:b1088.doi:10.1136/bmj.b1088.

7.      Cohen SP, Zahid BH, Kraemer JJ, Dragovich A, Williams KA, Stream BS, Sireci BS, Mcknight G, Hurley RW. Factors predicting success and failure for cervical facet radiofrequency denervation: a multi-center analysis. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007;32(6):495-503.

8.      Cohen SP, Sireci A, Wu CL, Larkin TM, Williams KA, Hurley RW. Pulsed radiofrequency of the dorsal root ganglia is superior to pharmacotherapy or pulsed radiofrequency of the intercostals nerves in the treatment of chronic post surgical thoracic pain. Pain Physician. 2006;9(3):227-235.

9.      Hurley RW, Cohen SP, Williams KA, Rowlingson AJ, Wu CL. The analgesic effects of perioperative gabapentin on postoperative pain: a meta-analysis. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2006;31(3):237-247.

10.  Sharma A, Williams K, Raja SN. Advances in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome: recent insights on a perplexing disease. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2006;19(5):566-572.

11.  Lieberman JA, Williams KA, Rosenberg AL. Optimal head rotation for internal jugular vein cannulation when relying on external landmarks. Anesth Analg. 2004;99(4):982-988.

Articles Written by Kayode A Williams MD, MBA, FFARCSI

Current Evidence on Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Since the work by Tesfaye et al in 1996 demonstrating the effectiveness of SCS in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) researchers have been working to establish these findings unequivocally through randomized controlled multicenter trials.The recent findings by Slangen et al reported in Diabetes Care represent one of such important efforts.

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