Zoe R. Williams, M.D.

Zoe R. Williams, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-0292

Research Bio

Dr. Williams obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University and spent a term at Oxford University, Oxford, England at the Institute for Scholars in InternationalStudies. Upon returning to the United States she completed her Medical Degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and went on to a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester. She completed her fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology under the directorship of Neil Miller at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University in July 2009. There she was a recipient of the W. Richard Green Research Grant Award and the Fight for Sight / North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.



Dr. Williams is licensed in the State of New York and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New York State Ophthalmological Society and Women in Ophthalmology. Her interests include optic nerve disorders and she is currently conducting research on new optic nerve imaging modalities.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Faculty 1000 Travel Grant 2011
The North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and Fight for Sight Fellowship Award | Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, MD 2009
The W. Richard Green Research Grant Award | Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, MD 2008
The Snell Ophthalmology Resident Investigator Award 2008
The Snell Ophthalmology Resident Investigator Award 2007
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat 2007
David Bryan Sloan III, M.D. Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology | Wake Forest University School of Medicine | Winston-Salem, NC 2004
Alpha Omega Alpha | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC 2003
Bachelor of Science with Distinction of Intensive Degree, Molecular Biology | Yale University | New Haven, CT 1996
Hitachi America Summer Intern Scholarship 1994

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

2014 Mar
Liegel K, Feldon S, Williams Z. "The immunopathology of giant cell arteritis: diagnostic and therapeutic implications." Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. 2014 Mar; 34(1):100-1.
2014
Paul DA, Gaffin-Cahn E, Hintz EB, Adeclat GJ, Zhu T, Williams ZR, Vates GE, Mahon BZ. "White matter changes linked to visual recovery after nerve decompression." Science translational medicine. 2014 6(266):266ra173.
2014
, Wall M, McDermott MP, Kieburtz KD, Corbett JJ, Feldon SE, Friedman DI, Katz DM, Keltner JL, Schron EB, Kupersmith MJ. "Effect of acetazolamide on visual function in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild visual loss: the idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial." JAMA. 2014 311(16):1641-51.
2014
, Auinger P, Durbin M, Feldon S, Garvin M, Kardon R, Keltner J, Kupersmith M, Sibony P, Plumb K, Wang JK, Werner JS. "Baseline OCT measurements in the idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial, part I: quality control, comparisons, and variability." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2014 55(12):8180-8. Epub 2014 Nov 04.
2014
, Auinger P, Durbin M, Feldon S, Garvin M, Kardon R, Keltner J, Kupersmith MJ, Sibony P, Plumb K, Wang JK, Werner JS. "Baseline OCT measurements in the idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial, part II: correlations and relationship to clinical features." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2014 55(12):8173-9. Epub 2014 Nov 04.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)

Specialties

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

M.D. | Medicine | Wake Forest University School of Medicine2004
B.S. | Biology | Yale University1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Internship in Internal Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care06/14/2004 - 06/30/2005
Fellowship in Neuro-Ophth/Neuro-Otol at Wilmer Eye Institute- Johns Hopkins Hospital07/24/2009