Lesley L. Williams, M.D.

  1. Family Physician

Lesley Williams, MD is a family medicine physician with specialty interest in integrated physical and mental health.

Her clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension
  • Partnering with patients to reach their individual health and wellness goals
  • Empowering patients to understand their illness and advocate for their health care needs
  • Complex coordination of care and screening for mental health issues
  • Promotion of weight inclusive care
  • Comprehensive medical consultations for eating disorder patients

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Williams is active in research and education as well as providing mentorship to medical students. She also authors expert content on topics involving eating disorders, diversity & inclusivity promotion and stigma prevention in healthcare.

  • Diabetes management
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Adolescent care
  • Women's health
  • Weight inclusive care
  • Preventative health
  1. 2004
    ResidencyFamily Medicine Residency, Family Medicine, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2001
    MDUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  3. 1997
    BS - ChemistrySpelman College

Certifications

  1. 2004
    Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2004
    Resident Teacher of the YearSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine
  2. 2001
    Medical Student Research AwardUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  3. 2001
    Outstanding Medical Student in Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  4. 2001
    Community Service AwardUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberClinical Reviews, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2021 - present
    Visiting ScholarStrategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberExecutive Board, Academy of Eating Disorders
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberStrategic Planning Committee, Academy of Eating Disorders
  5. 2021 - present
    ConsultantGrant Proposal Submission, National Eating Disorder Association
  6. 2018 - 2021
    Executive SponsorMulticultural Team, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council, Banner Health
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Academy of Eating Disorders
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  9. 2010 - present
    Board MemberNational Board of Directors, Binge Eating Disorder Association

Publications