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Department Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6568
Desk:
216.444.3672
Fax:
216.444.3474
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetes Center
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Fasting hypoglycemia
  • Goiter
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Stones: Oxalate-Controlled Diet
  • Malabsorption
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Reactive hypoglycemia
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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Biography

About Susan Williams, MD

Dr. Williams is on staff of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Rhode Island; and served as an officer, nutrition professional and reservist in the U.S. Air Force.  She completed medical school at Wright State, residency at Kettering Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical nutrition and metabolism at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Williams is board-certified in nutrition, obesity medicine, internal medicine, and bone densitometry; and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. She is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and an associate professor emeritus at the Wright State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Williams has served as the chair of certification for the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, guest editor and speaker for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and has served in official capacities with the State and National American College of Physicians, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Her professional honors include being elected into fellowship into the American College of Nutrition, American College of Physicians, Alumni Fellow of Kansas State University, and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

Her areas of research include metabolic bone disease and vitamin D deficiency, and has been credited with identifying and defining the first treatment protocols for bariatric osteomalacia.  She continues to publish articles and book chapters, and her research has been presented at national and international meetings.

Currently she is serving on the board of directors of  Ohio River Region of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University,  and continues  to teach, mentor, investigate, publish, and lecture in her areas of expertise.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Residency - Kettering Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Kettering, OH USA
2006

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA
2003

Internship - Malcolm Grow Medical Center
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Andrews AFB, MD USA
1988

Graduate School - University of Rhode Island
Food Science and Nutrition
Kingston, RI USA
1986

Undergraduate - Kansas State University
Music Education
Manhattan, KS USA
1979

Additional Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Education Institute Distinguished Educator Level I Certificate-2011
  • LEAD: Leadership Enhancement and Development Program
    American College of Physicians-2009
  • Academic Medicine Elective
    Wright State University School of Medicine-2001
  • Lieutenants Professional Development Course
    Department of the Air Force
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio-1989
  • USAF Dietetic Internship, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center
    Military Airlift Command
    Washington, DC-1988
  • Military Indoctrination for Medical Service Officers
    82nd Training Wing
    Sheppard Air Force Base, Texax-1987
  • Special Duty, United States Naval War College
    United States Air Force
    Newport, Rhode Island-1987
  • United States Naval War College
    International Sea Power Symposium
    Newport, Rhode Island-1987

Professional Highlights

  • Selected: USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, DC&
  • One of the first Internists to be elected Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology
  • Appointed: Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Arts & Sciences, Kansas State University
  • Appointed as full-time staff to the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism – 2012
  • Published Text: DXA Primer for the Practicing Physician: A Case-based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry;  that was rapidly recognized as an authoritative text on the subject and translated into several languages
  • Appointed to the inaugural Board of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • President of the Ohio River Region, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Chair, Certification Council, International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Direct Commission, United States Air Force

Specialty Interests

Bone and mineral metabolism, metabolic bone disease, malabsorption and malnutrition in adults, medical bariatrics, clinical nutrition, human nutrition, teaching, mentoring, and writing for publication

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Endocrinology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Nutrition
  • Voluntary Faculty Award, Wright State University School of Medicine
  • Nurses' Choice Award, Departments of Nursing, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio
  • Helen L. Popoway Resident Research Award, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio
  • E.W. Kettering Scholar
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Memberships

  • The Obesity Society
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • American Diabetes Association
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/16/2022, Dr. Williams has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

180 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Williams saved me from a lifetime of being on synthetic thyroid.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Williams goes above and beyond to my thyroid and hypoglycemia issues. No other endocrinologist has gone to the level that. Dr Williams has done the past 6 yrs while I continue to fight stage IV cancer.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr. Williams is an excellent, caring physician.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr Williams is OUTSTANDING

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Great, Clinic, Dr and staff

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr. Williams put my mind at ease with my concerns. She didn't rush the appt and listened to what I asked and answered my questions. Very rare in Healthcare today.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr Williams listens plus teaches and explains things.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Nursing staff were friendly and courteous and efficient. Dr. Williams reviewed my bone scan results, answered my questions and was caring.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

I felt that the care provider was dismissive of my concerns. She could not answer several of my questions about an endocrine concern and was supposed to be an endocrinologist.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr Williams has created a trusting relationship with me! I trust her completely!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Williams is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Susan Williams is an excellent doctor. She ALWAYS listens and encourages questions. We are SO glad that we found her. Respectfully, Be v Lavin.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr Williams was incredibly kind, beyond helpful; I am so grateful to have met her.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

They are the best. Dr. Williams is awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Williams is great.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Williams is a great Dr. VERY engaging!!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Wonderful Doctor!!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

She is a excellent doctor very blessed to have her

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Williams is always very professional and has a great "bed side manner"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Williams was very professional and explained everything. She was very caring and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

The Dr.was very thorough with test results and explained everything. I would recommend her.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Susan Williams is an excellent doctor who cares about her patients, Her instructions to me were clear and always target my overall well-being while treating my medical problem, She is very knowledgeable and kind, One of the best doctors at the Clinic, I feel lucky to be retaken care by Dr, Williams.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I was thrilled with Dr. Williams and the visit. I already referred a friend to her and that friend has an appointment in a couple of week. Dr. Williams was thorough and I love her approach with nutrition. Rave reviews for the whole process, many thanks!

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Williams is amazing, her knowledge and expertise has helped my immensly.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Williams is a fabulous doctor and I'm fortunate to have her as my endocrinologist!

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Susan Williams is in a class by herself. Amazing doctor. Worth the 7 hours round trip.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

It is like she was talking down to me.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

I was very pleased with Dr Susan WilliamsFriendly, precise, knowledgeable, and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

*Dr. Williams is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Met face to face for first time. Really liked her demeanor and professionalism. I've had a few docs who are condescending and talk down to patients.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

As always, even via virtual, Dr. Williams is concerned, caring and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

With thanks and appreciation for all you do at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Williams. I was very happy to learn that my dexascan showed considerable Improvement! .

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

I feel very fortunate having Dr. Williams as my specialist.

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