Ophthalmology Expert Witness
Dr. Williams is an expert in complex eye diseases including; vitreoretinal diseases, ocular surgery, management of surgical complications, glaucoma, uveitis, ocular oncology, ocular infections, and optic nerve disorders. He has served as a consulting expert witness for over fifteen years.
Dr. Williams has extensive experience providing expert witness and ophthalmology consulting services including:
Evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of complex clinical scenarios
Clinical and regulatory oversight of physician practices and Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Areas of Expertise
Steven Williams, MD is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon. He is the founder and managing partner of a busy vitreoretinal surgical practice with over 20 years of clinical experience. He provides patient care and resident training at the nearby Upstate Medical University Ophthalmology Residency Program.
Dr. Williams is an expert in complex eye diseases including; vitreoretinal diseases, ocular surgery, management of surgical complications, glaucoma, uveitis, ocular oncology, ocular infections, and optic nerve disorders. He lectures on these subjects to ophthalmology residents, as well as other eye care providers. He also has served as a Trustee at St. Elizabeth Medical Center providing quality assurance and medical performance oversight.
Steven Williams, MD is a graduate of Binghamton University, where he earned a physics degree with highest honors. After completing medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, he was a surgical intern at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He completed specialty training in ophthalmology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. During his final year he served as Chief Resident and received the Outstanding Resident Award. Dr. Williams performed his vitreoretinal subspecialty training in Virginia Beach. Dr. Williams is a contributing author to a chapter in the text Macular Surgery and Vitreoretinal Surgical Techniques. Upstate Medical University has named Dr. Williams Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Williams created Mohawk Valley Retina to provide the highest quality subspecialty care to his hometown community.
In addition to his extensive fund of knowledge regarding ophthalmology and ocular surgery, Dr. Williams possesses a number of attributes which make him an outstanding expert consultant:
-An ability to analyze and understand complex diseases and situations
-Excellent communication skills, with an ability to readily engage others
-Highly ethical with a credible and professional manner
-Dedication to purpose with clear focus and drive
-Efficient and reliable.
1998 - Present: Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Founder of Mohawk Valley Retina, New Hartford, NY
2002 - Present: Assistant Professor at Upstate Medical University, Department of Ophthalmology, Syracuse, NY
2004 - Present: Ophthalmology Expert Services, Ophthalmology and Medical Consultative Services
2006 - 2013: Trustee, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY
2006 - 2010: Resident Advisory Committee Member, Upstate Medical University, Department of Ophthalmology, Syracuse, NY
May 1997 - Nov 1997: International Vitreoretinal Fellow, Asociacion para evitar la Ceguera en Mexico
Mar 1997 - Apr 1997: Visiting Vitreoretinal Fellow, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Nashville, TN
Jul 1996 - Mar 1997: Vitreoretinal Fellow, Retina & Vitreous Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 1993 - Jun 1996: Ophthalmology Resident, The Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, MD
May 1995 - Jun 1995: Third World Ophthalmology Experience, Aravind Eye Hospital, India
Aug 1992 - May 1993: General Medical and Obstetric Practitioner, Winslow Indian Health Center, Winslow, AZ
1991 - 1992: Researcher, Motional Perception and Stereopsis in Infantile Esotropia Collaborative Project with the Smith Kettlewell Eye Institute San Francisco, CA and the West End Eye Center, Richmond, VA
Jul 1989 - Jun 1990: Surgical Intern, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Licensed Physician - New York State
American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Society of Retina Specialists
Awards & Honors
1995 - 1996: Outstanding Resident Award, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Towson, MD
1985: Outstanding Academic Performance, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Seminars & Training
SEAK How to be an Effective Medical Expert Witness
SEAK How to Start, Build and Run a Successful Expert Witness Practice
Novak KD, Williams SM, Kokot I, Schultze RL, “Nd:YAG photodestruction of a presumed corneal Toxocara canis larva.” Cornea, Vol 29 pp703-705. 2010.
Landers MB, Williams SM, “Use of Temporary Keratoprostheseis in Ocular Trauma Repair.” Vitreoretinal Surgical Techniques. pp 117-121. 2001.
Williams SM, Landers MB, Gass JD, “Pathophysiology of the Vitreomacular Interface”, Macular Surgery. pp 1-13. 2000.
Levy H, Brown A, Williams SM, Dejuan E, “Brief Report: Vitreous Hemorrhage as an Ophthalmic Complication of Galactosemia”; Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 129 pp 922-925. 1996.
Jensen A, Williams SM, “Update of the Rulerless Hirshberg Method”; Poster at 1995 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology. November 1995.
Williams SM, “The Rulerless Hirschberg Method”; Poster at Meeting of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. May 1994.
Available upon request
Medical College of Virginia, Degree, MD
Binghamton University, Degree: BA Physics