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Zoe Rebecca Williams, M.D.

Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

Fax: (585) 276-0292

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

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.

Dr. Williams sees patients at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute offices. The office is located at 210 Crittenden Boulevard.

Research

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

1996
B.S. | Yale University
Biology

2004
M.D. | Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/0212008 - 07/24/2009
Fellowship in Neuro-Ophth/Neuro-Otol at Wilmer Eye Institute- Johns Hopkins Hospital

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/14/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Internal Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Awards

2011
Faculty 1000 Travel Grant

2009
The North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and Fight for Sight Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Wilmer Eye Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD

2008
The W. Richard Green Research Grant Award
Sponsor: Wilmer Eye Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD

2008
The Snell Ophthalmology Resident Investigator Award

2007
The Snell Ophthalmology Resident Investigator Award

2007
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat

2004
David Bryan Sloan III, M.D. Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology
Sponsor: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

2003
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: Wake Forest University
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

1996
Bachelor of Science with Distinction of Intensive Degree, Molecular Biology
Sponsor: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT

1994
Hitachi America Summer Intern Scholarship


Flaum Eye Institute Outstanding Resident Teaching Award 2015
Location: Rochester, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/24/2018
Ross AG, Jivraj I, Rodriguez G, Pistilli M, Chen JJ, Sergott RC, Moster M, Sheldon CA, Liu GT, Foroozan R, Ko MW, Francis CE, Williams ZR, Lee AG, McClelland CM, Shindler KS, Yalamanchili S, Osborne B, Hedges TR, Van Stavern GP, Puckett E, Rigi M, García-Basterra I, Tamhankar MA. "Retrospective, Multicenter Comparison of the Clinical Presentation of Patients Presenting With Diplopia From Giant Cell Arteritis vs Other Causes." Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.. 2018 Apr 24; Epub 2018 Apr 24.

3/15/2018
Prentiss EK, Schneider CL, Williams ZR, Sahin B, Mahon BZ. "Spontaneous in-flight accommodation of hand orientation to unseen grasp targets: A case of action blindsight." Cognitive neuropsychology.. 2018 Mar 15; :1-9. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

2018
Williams ZR, Rossi EA, DiLoreto DA Jr. "In vivo adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy correlated with histopathologic results in cancer-associated retinopathy." Ophthalmology Retina. 2018; 2: 143-151.

Books & Chapters

2018
Chapter Title: Carotid-Cavernous Fistulae: A Review of Clinical Presentation, Therapeutic Options, and Visual Prognosis.
Book Title: International Ophthalmology Clinics
Author List: Williams ZR
Published By: LWW2018

2018
Chapter Title: Neuroimaging in Neuro-ophthalmology.
Book Title: Principles & Practice of Ophthalmology
Author List: Williams ZR, Lin EP
Published By: Elsevier Health2018

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