Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM

Division Chief, Professor of Medicine


  • BS: Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1981)
  • Medical Degree: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia (1985)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1988)


  • Fellow, American college of Physicians (1997)
  • Fellow in Hospital Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine (2009)
  • Master in Hospital Medicine (2012)

Scholarly Bibliography:

Original peer-reviewed research articles

Schnipper JL, Reyes NH, Mallouk M, Mixon AS, Rennke S, Chu ES, Mueller SK, Smith GR, Williams MV, Wetterneck TB, Stein J, Dalal AK, Labonville S, Sridharan A, Stolldorf DP, Orav EJ, Levin B, Gresham M, Yoon C, Goldstein J, Platt S, Nyenpan C, Howell E, Kripalani S, MARQUIS2 Site Leaders for MARQUIS2 Study Group. Effects of a refined evidence-based toolkit and mentored implementation on medication reconciliation at 18 hospitals: results of the MARQUIS2 study. BMJ Qual Saf 2021; Epub ahead of print: doi.10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012709.

O’leary KJ, Manojlovich M, Johnson JK, Estrella R, Hanrahan K, Leykum LK, Smith GR, Goldstein JD, Williams MV. A Multisite Study of Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration on General Medical Services. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2020 Dec;46(12):667-672. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2020.09.009. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Li J, Williams MV, Page C, Cassis L, Kern PA, DiPaola RS. The Value of Innovation to Implementation Program (VI2P): A Strategic Approach to Aligning and Leveraging Academic Research and Clinical Care Missions. Learning Health Systems 2019; e10199.

Li J, Talari P, Kelly A, Latham B, Dotson SL, Manning K, Thornsberry L, Swartz CH, Williams MV. Inter-professional Teamwork Innovation Model (ITIM©) to Promote Communication and Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care. BMJ Qual Saf 2018 Sep;27(9):700-709. doi:10.1136/mjqs-2017-007369. PMID: 29444853 *Selected as Best Article to Read This Month by BMJ Quality & Safety.

Mitchell SE, Laurens V, Weigel GM, Hirschman KB, Scott AM, Nguyen HQ, Martin Howard J, Laird L, Levine C, Davis TC, Gass B, Shaid E, Li J, Williams MV, Jack BW. Experiencing Care Transitions from the Patient and Caregiver Perspective. Ann Fam Med May 2018;16(3):225-231. PMID: 29760026

Li J, Williams MV. Hospitalist Value in an ACO World. J Hosp Med Apr 2018; 13(4):272-276. PMID: 29624190.

Scott AM, Li J, Oyewole-Eletu S, Nguyen H, Gass B, Mitchell S, Hudson S, Williams MV. Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to Care Transitions: Insights from Project ACHIEVE Site Visits. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2017; 43:433–447.

Berian JR, Thomas JM, Minami CA, Farrell PR, O’Leary KO, Williams MV, Bilimoria KY, Johnson JK. Evaluation of a Novel Mentor Program to Improve Surgical Care for US Hospitals. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2017;29(2):234-42. doi: 10.1093

O’Leary KO, Johnson JK, Manojlovich M, Gastik GJ, Williams MV. Use of Unit-based Interventions to Improve the Quality of Care for Hospitalized Medical Patients: A National Survey. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; 2017 Nov;43(11):573-579. doi: 10.1016.

Li J, Brock J, Jack B, Mittman B, Naylor M, Sorra J, Mays G, Williams MV and ACHIEVE Team. Project ACHIEVE – Using implementation research to guide the evaluation of transitional care effectiveness. BMC Health Services Research 2016; 16:70-78.

Li J, Boulanger B, Norton J, Yates A, Swartz C, Smith A, Holbrook P, Moore M, Latham B, Williams MV. “SWARMing” to improve patient care by promoting transparency and a culture of safety. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2015;41(11):494-501.

Szekendi MK, Williams MV, Carrier D, Hensley L, Thomas S, Cerese J. The characteristics of patients frequently admitted to US academic medical centers. J Hosp Med 2015;10(9):563-568.

Williams MV, Li J, Hansen LO, Forth V, Budnitz T, Greenwald JL, Howell E, Maynard G, Halasyamani L, Vidyarthi A, Coleman EA. Project BOOST implementation: lessons learned. Southern Medical Journal 2014;107:455-65.

Hansen LO, Greenwald JL, Budnitz T, Howell E, Halasyamani L, Maynard G, Vidyarthi A, Coleman EA, Williams MV. Project BOOST: effectiveness of a multihospital effort to reduce rehospitalization. J Hosp Med 2013; 8(8):421-7. PMID:23873709 *Top-cited article from the Journal of Hospital Medicine in 2014.

Mueller SK, Kripalani S, Stein J, Kaboli PJ, Wetterneck TB, Salanitro A, Greenwald JL, Williams MV, Etchells E, Cobaugh DJ, Halasyamani L, Labonville S, Hanson D, Shabbir H, Gardella J, Largen R, Schnipper J. A toolkit to disseminate best practices in inpatient medication reconciliation: multi-center medication reconciliation quality improvement study (MARQUIS). Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013; 39(8):371-82. PMID 23991510.

Maynard G, Budnitz T, Nickel WK, Greenwald JL, Kerr K, Miller JA, Resnic J, Rogers KM, Schnipper JL, Stein JM, Whitcomb W, Williams MV. Mentored implementation: a collaborative improvement model for breakthrough achievement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012;38(7):301-10. PMID: 22852190

O’Leary KJ, Sehgal NL, Terrell G, Williams MV. Interdisciplinary teamwork in hospitals: A review and practical recommendations for improvement. J Hosp Med 2012;7(1):48-54. PMID:22042511

Hansen LO, Young R, Hinami K, Leung A, Williams MV. Interventions to reduce 30 day rehospitalization: a systematic review. Ann Int Med 2011;155:520-28. PMID: 22007045

Speroff T, Nwosu S, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Wall RJ, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Eley EW, Burgess H, Englebright J, Williams MV, Dittus RS. Organization Culture: Variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate. Qual Saf Health Care 2010;19:592-596. PMID: 21127115

Williams MV. The future of Hospital Medicine: evolution or revolution? Am J Med 2004;117:446-50.

Williams MV, Baker DW, Honig EG, Lee T, Nowlan A. Inadequate literacy is a barrier to asthma knowledge and self-care. Chest 1998;114:1008-1015. **Cited 839 times

Williams MV, Baker DW, Parker RM, Nurss JR. Relationship of functional health literacy to patients’ knowledge of their chronic disease: a study of patients with hypertension and diabetes. Arch Int Med 1998;158:166-172. **Cited 1519 times

Williams MV, Parker RM, Baker DW, Pitkin K, Parikh NS, Coates WC, Nurss J. Inadequate functional health literacy among patients at two public hospitals. JAMA 1995;274:1677-1682. **Cited 1370 times