Dr. Stuart Williams

Dr. Stuart Williams received his Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Delaware, followed by postdoctoral training in pathology at the Yale School of Medicine. During the period 1980 to 1990 he held a faculty appointment at Jefferson Medical College, where he was director of research in the department of surgery. In 1990 Dr. Williams joined the faculty at the University of Arizona and established the section of surgical research in the department of surgery. In 1997 he founded the University of Arizona biomedical engineering program, creating a research and educational link between the medical school and the college of engineering. He held faculty positions jointly in biomedical engineering, surgery, physiology and materials science and engineering.
Dr. Williams’ research interests have focused on medical devices, regenerative medicine and infection control. He developed and patented the first methods to use fat-derived stem cells for therapeutic use. He has maintained continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1979.
Dr. Williams has authored over 300 scientific publications. His entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in 16 issued US patents with numerous patents pending. He has founded three biotechnology companies, maintained active managerial positions and has been an active consultant to the medical device and pharmaceutical community. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Curriculum Vitae
Stuart K. Williams II, Ph.D..
Department of Surgery
Jewish Hospital Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation
Executive Director
Scientific Director
Cardiovascular Innovation Institute
Louisville, Kentucky
Cardiovacular Research, Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, Physiology and Materials Science and Engineering
Contact Information:
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
302 E Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40202
Office:(502) 852-1379
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware (1979)
Major: Cell Biology
Minor: Physiology
Research Interest:
Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering
Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering
Stents and Stent Grafts
Adult Stem Cell Transplantation
Angiomics – Microarrays, Genomics and Proteomics
Shear Effects on Cells
Gene Therapy
Biomedical Implant Design
Direct –Write Printing – Biomimetics
Surface Modification and Characterization
Soft Tissue Replacement
Cell Migration
Anti-Infective Coatings
Diabetes Mellitus
Non Enzymatic Glycation
Capillary Permeability and Angiopathies
Islet Cell Transplantation