Kenya Williams, MD

 

Subspecialty: Oculoplastics
Training: 

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • The Chicago Medical School
  • Occuloplastics, Orbit and Neuro-ophthalmology, Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine
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Access to quality eye care is as important as access to primary health care because your vision is irreplaceable.
— Dr. Williams

What are you passionate about outside of medicine?

 

Outside of medicine I am passionate about cooking. There are not many things in life that have the ability to nurture your heart, body and soul and make a direct positive impact on your health. Cooking healthful plant based meals (that my family and friends love) definitely challenges my core. It demands but cultivates my creative side along with my love for art and science. It also gives me an opportunity to lead and live my life with compassion.

What do you love most about being an ophthalmologist?

Providing medical and surgical care for the eye and its surrounding structures gives me an opportunity to have a direct positive impact on patient’s lives.

What advice would you give patients  to help maintain healthy vision for a lifetime?

Focus on prevention and take one day at a time. In life we have the ability to make choices that will impact our overall health. It is often the small often mindless choices that form habits which ultimately have a huge effect on our lives. The same holds true for maintaining eye health. I recommend regular examinations with an eyeMD, educating yourself about your health and family history.