Dr Williams-Vaughn was raised on the East Coast somewhere between the hustle and bustle of NYC and the laid back college town of Hampton, VA. After graduating from college at UVA with a biology degree, she went on to earn my doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
Following med school, Dr. Williams-Vaughn completed my Family Practice residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. During residency, she was named Intern of the Year first year, Resident of the Year second year, And Chief Resident third and final year. She also participated in several hospital committees regarding Quality Assurance and Graduate Medical Education. During those years Dr. Williams-Vaughn developed a passion for patient education, as well as an interest in hypertension and diabetes management, particularly in those communities most effected by those chronic conditions. Those interests continued to grow while working in community health in central Phoenix for a number of years. She has since transitioned to a private Family Practice office in Chandler, AZ that uses an integrated model where cognitive behavioral therapy is available along side medical care.
Dr. Williams-Vaughn comes from a long line of educators, so the desire to educate and teach seems to be almost genetic. She has continued to participate in Graduate Medical Education and was appointed to the faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Community and Preventative Medicine at the University of Arizona Phoenix Campus.
Ultimately, Dr. Williams-Vaughn's goal is to educate and empower patients so that they can act as their own health care advocate. She wants to help her patients get better, feel better, get healthy and stay well.