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Department Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Primary Location Marymount Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Marymount Hospital
Primary Location

Marymount Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetes Care and Treatment
  • Diabetes Center
  • Kidney Stones: Oxalate-Controlled Diet
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Fasting Hypoglycemia
  • Goiter
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Malabsorption
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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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


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Kettering Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Kettering, OH USA

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Kansas State University
Music Education
Manhattan, KS USA

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


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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


  • 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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As of 10/18/2023, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

279 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 4.8

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Williams thoroughly explained my situation and listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Williams was excellent. She took her time and explained things clearly. She conducted a thorough history and sssessment, and discussed a mutual plan of care.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Williams was well prepared and very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Communication with Dr. Williams is awesome

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Williams does a complete catch-up with all my Dr reports and stays on top of my medical concerns

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

One of best doctors I've ever had!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr Williams is one of the most professional physicians that I have encountered on CCF staff. She answers all questions, never rushes you and is a beautiful personality.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Williams is an unusually good listener. She asks a lot of questions and listens carefully to the answers without judging.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Williams was great

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Williams is one of the best doctors in the Cleveland clinic affiliation! She educated me in my condition I have and guided me in the Direction needed.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Visit went smoothly, and I had a good conversation with Dr. Williams

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Williams is an excellent listener and very supportive

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I arrived a few minutes earlier and the doctor was able to see me ahead of my appointment. Thanks

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Susan Williams is absolutely excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Extremely pleased with the time the doctor spent with me as well as her intuitive questions to help provide me with guidance.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

She's a wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

The Dr was very caring and thorough

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Williams is wonderful. Very kind, smart, supportive & encouraging. She has been my Dr now for several yrs & I've always been treated with kindness & respect. Dr. Williams is a rare gem, Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have her!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Williams was very friendly and professional. She was very polite, helpful and made you feel like family not just a number.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

It was a good meeting. Reasonably on time, the doctor was prepared, and the meeting was thorough and efficient.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I appreciate Dr. William's personal approach so much.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

It's always a pleasure to speak with Dr Williams. She's through and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Williams is awsome

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Williams was wonderful! I wish I had seen her years ago.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Very good health experience, service, care, and wisdom was provided and was greatly appreciated. Dr. S. Williams is the best! Thank you!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Williams is AMAZING! Her advice has helped me tremendously.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

She was nice, but not worth traveling 5 hours for. She was hesitant to answer my questions because of not having all the information but did not ask me for much information despite seeing I had a binder full of it.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

This was without a doubt the MOST pleasant, patient, and informative doctor I gave EVER encountered. She seemed to be genuinely interested in my concerns which had been ignored by others. She offered alternative solutions as well. I LOVE this doctor!!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

I had a good experience with Dr. William. She talk about my Illness and listen to me about what I was going through .

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I appreciated how well Dr. Williams analyzed my records and Gave me direct answers to my questions regarding care. This appt. was for a second opinion and after seeing Dr. Williams I chose to follow with her and Cleveland Clinic for their expertise in Endocrinology.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I come to Cleveland Clinic because of Susan Williams. From the beginning, I felt I was in the most competent hands on the planet. She's professional, caring, knows her stuff!!!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I describe good, because in person is always better than video. However, it also saves a seven hour round trip drive -- which is highly appealing. That said, Dr. William is well worth the seven hour drive.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Susan Williams is the best doctor in the world! She helped me to lower my blood sugar, control diabetes, and cares of my overall wellbeing. She is the reason the I rely on prestigious Cleveland Clinic for the rest of my life!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I respect Dr. Susan Williams!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

The video appointment provided the opportunity for me to get an appointment sooner than I would have for an in-person appointment. Dr. Williams took the time to go over my medications and supplements and was very helpful to me by recommending some changes.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Williams provided me with an explanation about symptoms that made more sense than any of my other doctors were able to provide.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Susan Williams is an outstanding physician. I read her biography prior to my visit and was very impressed. She identified several things that will greatly improve my health and strengthen my bones. She is happy to share her knowledge. She is very kind and has a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

See previous comments. Dr. Susan Williams is the best. She put me back on the right track. Many thanks!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Williams has been a great source of professionalism and guidance. Her treatment of my problem has been very effective.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Williams was prepared for the visit, ie had reviewed test results prior, she is warm, personable, friendly, and proficient in addressing my medical issues comprehensively.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dt. Williams is one of the best. She is guiding me through weight loss to improve my diabetes management.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

This dr is absolutely amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing her again.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

My visit with Dr. Williams was very pleasant

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Williams took the time to talk to me about my issues with medications and we discussed possible solutions. It was nice to have the attention of the Dr without having all the commotion of being in the office.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. Williams is the Best.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

This was a second opinion and Dr. Wil was very kind

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Williams is wonderful!! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an endocrinologist. She explains things very clearly, and gives me positive feedback on the progress I have made and is very encouraging.

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