Multicultural Affairs Office

co-Chair of the Multicultural Affairs Office Advisory Board

Winfred W. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Nephrology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

He is Director of the Program in Interventional Nephrology for the Transplantation Unit at MGH. In 2009, he became a co-investigator in the GENIE project (GEnetics of Nephropathy – an International Effort), a multi-national collaboration of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin, University of Helsinki, Children’s Hospital Boston, and MGH, aimed at exploring the genetic determinants of diabetic kidney disease.

Dr. Williams is the past Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee of the Organ Procurement Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) – the national body that sets forth policies and rules for organ allocation in the United States – and a recent member of that body's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

He is the Founding Director of the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office and co-Chair of the Multicultural Affairs Office Advisory Board.