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Cheryl Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-1154

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Palliative Care


It is my belief that many factors influence our decisions in life, and we must consider the whole person when determining how to best help patients. This includes their cultural and spiritual beliefs, as well as physical and emotional issues.

I feel this specialty chose me. My background in pharmacy and pharmacology fits well into symptom management and, as a former hospitalist, I understand that medical care and the health care system can be complex to navigate. It is my goal to assist patients and their families -- and to understand each patient as a person -- before trying to make any recommendations about care. I also find satisfaction in providing compassionate care when helping people through difficult discussions.

My expertise and area of special interest is in pharmacology and how medications interact with each other and with the medical conditions that arise throughout life. I am also the Hospice Medical Director for Ontario and Yates Counties.

Conditions I Treat:

- Palliative care for all cancers
- End-of-life and hospice care for all cancers



  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | University of Louisville School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 10/31/2000
Residency in Family Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care-MCHV Campus (USA)

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Family Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care-MCHV Campus (USA)