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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
Nutrition
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

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

Internship - Kettering Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Kettering, OH USA
2004

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 11/2/2020, 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

158 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

We were very happy with the meeting. She is an excellent caring and instructive doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Williams goes over and beyond for her patients. I am so grateful for her role in trying to help us get Dexcom. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Doctor was very attentive and courteous

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Williams is so knowledgeable, very good bedside manner, very concerned

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Williams carefully reviewed all lab work and medical reports after which she explained a very practical plan to reverse the continuing weight loss.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I was very comfortable and at ease with my Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I liked the doctor. As she was direct into the point. I had already done quite a bit of research prior to my arrival. While I had a few questions about the supplements that she said I did not need to take, I also did not insist on an answer so I take responsibility for that. I appreciate the professionalism of this physician. And I absolutely would recommend her

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Williams as my physician. Always very patient and thorough

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I feel this provider had her own agenda before hand and included me in no discussion or else no questions about my lifestyle, exercise, or other. I felt she was very cold in a matter of fact about the visit. She wanted to immediately put me on insulin to make my blood sugar perfect. She knew nothing about me and asked nothing about me. when I sent a follow-up question her answer was very cryptic and uninformative

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

I Loved Susan! she's such a wonderful and caring doctor, which is very important to have these days!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Susan was great! I would highly recommend her to anyone! she seemed so caring and thoughtful and that means a lot for doctors these days! She made me feel comfortable and welcomed right away and made me feel that she could relate to me on many levels! She is the best doctor I've seen in a long time!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Williams is always extremely knowledgeable, caring and helpful. She's goes the extra mile to make sure I understand what we are discussing.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I could see a local Endocrinologist, but I choose to see Dr. Williams, because of her outstanding ability in the above areas

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr S Williams admitted us (my husband and myself) from the hold lobby quickly. This is very effective and efficient. As a result we are switching to the freelibrra monitoring.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

a used my-chart email to transfer my blood sugar reading. The Doctor's suggestion to switch to the freelibra metering will be followed.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Very nice and considerate staff and Very helpful doctor

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Williams!! She is by far the best endocrinologist that I have worked with!!! Not only is she extremely caring but incredibly sharp... even noticing that I had a stye in one eye!!!! Her recommendations with regard to medication changes, exercise, and other pertinent information were excellent and I felt very confident that they would make an impact on my well being. Dr. Williams, I feel is the "sharpest tool in the box" on my medical team!!! I am grateful to Cleveland Clinic for hiring her and to Dr. Williams for her superb care.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I have learned more from Dr. Williams than any other Endo doctor I have seen. I believe we have a shared respect and I trust her guidance.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I don't feel that the virtual visit was any less valuable than an in person visit. Dr. Williams, reviewed my medical tests, my progress, listened to my concerns and provided feedback.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Williams is awesome. She listens to me when I talk. I recommended Dr. Williams to a friend and my friend also thinks very highly of Dr. Williams.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

I stepped away from Dr Williams a couple years ago due to health insurance changes. however I am back and thoroughly enjoy our interactions

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Williams is an excellent doctor, both caring and knowledgeable - she's my favorite doctor at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Williams is an excellent physician, kind and very professional. I like her very much.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

I love Dr. Williams, but was not impressed with her team's support. They never reached out to me when I was having trouble connecting. I finally called MyChart tech support, which was very helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I find not have to call the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

This was the 2nd time I had seen Dr. Williams and she was very caring and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

My virtual visit with Dr. Williams was outstanding. Although a new patient, we immediately established an excellent rapport. Dr. Williams was extremely knowledgeable about my condition, as presented. She answered my questions clearly and unequivocally and offered excellent advice.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Williams is very professional and very courteous and very concerned about the patient's needs.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr Williams was excellent, she explained my diagnosis and the treatment and even took the time to address a personal issue I was dealing with that had nothing to do with the reason for my appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Excellent provider. I have a high level of trust in her.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

I found Dr. Williams to be warm, personable, friendly, clear and easy to understand. She was informative and knowledgeable about my situation and was very generous with her time. She inquired multiple times throughout the visit as to whether I had any questions and assured my understanding of the diagnosis and treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Susan Williams is the best medical doctor that we have every seen. I feel confident with her treatment of my diabetes and has been looking forward to visiting her office. She is highly skilled, very caring of her patients, and is very personable that made her patients comfortable to talk to her about any medical concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

we highly recommend Cleveland Clinic to family and friends. Our family members travelled internationally to see Cleveland Clinic doctors. I hoped someday our daughter will work for the Clinic, as she is a young urologist practice in San Francisco. we also visited properties around the Clinic and hope we can retire close to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Williams is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Since the care provider is a specialist, would only recommend if someone had the same condition.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Williams is my favorite doctor, and I have many.doctors at CCF. she is professional, logical, reassuring and effective. she explains topics so well!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

My experience was good. I'm very pleased with Dr. Williams.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I find Dr. Williams to be very knowledgeable, kind and caring. Her explanations are easy to understand.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

wonderful caring doctor!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I am nothing but pleased with my visit with Dr W!

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr Williams has always been very thorough and always investigates my smallest concerns offering solutions that are well grounded and realistic for my situation.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Just had telephone visit. Dr. Williams was very kind, considerate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Williams consistently goes above and beyond in listening to me.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Susan William is a very caring person and always makes me feel in control of the ultimate decisions about my disease and make me feel supported by her. she does an amazing job at teaching me about my disease so I can make educated decision about the options I have.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I think the therapeutic relationship I have with my provider helped on feeling comfortable even in a video appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I drive 7 hours simply because of my trust in Dr. Williams. She's incredible.

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