Sponsors and Friends
RICHARD ALLEN WILLIAMS, M.D.
Allen Williams, M.D. graduated from Harvard University with
honors, received his M.D. degree from the State University of New
York Downstate Medical Center with distinction, and performed a
Cardiology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Williams has a
long list of pioneering accomplishments: He founded the Association
of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) in November 1978 and served as
ABC president for the next 10 years. He also authored the pioneering
work on diseases affecting the Black population which he published
in the 900-page Textbook of Black Related Diseases (1975). In 1987,
Dr. Williams established the Minority Health Institute, which is
designed to improve health care for Blacks and other minorities. In
2001 Dr. Williams was named one of the 100 best doctors in America
by Black Enterprise magazine. Dr. Williams is a renowned jazz
trumpeter and plays professionally around the world.