Biography at time of Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship: Dr. Williams' awards include the Harvard University Presidential Scholarship (2008), the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Surgery Resident of the Year (2004) and Teacher of the Year (2006) in recognition of his commitment to an academic approach and an excellent pedagogy. His passion is in the education and mentorship of future diverse clinician-investigators, and the development of health policy that positively impacts minority populations. His research interests include better understanding health care delivery in safety net hospitals and improving communication and team dynamics in high stress health care delivery areas such as the trauma care unit, intensive care unit, and operating room. Doctor Williams is a proud cum laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta,GA in 1993, where he served as a Presidential Scholar, NIH MARC Scholar, and Ford Foundation Scholar. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD in 1999. He completed his general surgery residency as the Chief Administrative Surgery Resident at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 2006. He also served as a NIH Research Fellow from 2003 to 2005.