Monique Williams, MD

Williams is a physician with expertise in geriatric medicine and an advocate for including underrepresented populations in medical studies.

Monique Williams, AB ’95, MD ’99, MSCI ’08. Photo by Joe Angeles/ Washington University

Monique Williams knew from a young age she wanted to be a doctor. Williams’ father was dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in the early 1980s. “All of my babysitters were Washington University pre-med students,” she says. Growing up, Williams engaged her father’s co-workers, ­talking about current events or new advancements in science.

“My impression of WashU was that it was a positive, ­nurturing and supportive environment of people who would listen patiently to an 8- or 9-year-old.”

Although she received a full academic scholarship to Johns Hopkins University, Williams decided to attend WashU, in part because of her early experiences with the school.

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