Dr. P. Gail Williams is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center at the University of Louisville. Dr. Williams’ areas of interest are autism spectrum disorders, behavioral health and ADHD. Dr. Williams participates in multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations for children with a variety of developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ADHD, intellectual and learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Dr. Williams also provides medical consultation and medication management to children with ASD at the UL Autism Center; she is the research coordinator and a member of the executive committee of the UL Autism Center and a member of the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism. She chairs the Alliance for Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health in Kentucky, which advocates for pediatric behavioral health resources and presents an annual symposium on pediatric mental health; the Alliance consists of community stakeholders, including educators, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and representatives from NAMI Louisville, Kentucky Youth Advocates and metro government. Dr. Williams is the course director for the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics rotation for pediatric residents in the University of Louisville School of Medicine and division chief for developmental medicine at WCEC. She is a member of the Child and Adolescent Research Design and Support Unit in the UL Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Williams has been a member of the AAP Council on Early Childhood Executive Committee for the past 4 years and also served as an Executive Committee member for the AAP Committee on Early Childhood prior to the merger with the AAP Section on Early Education and Child Care. She is the policy coordinator for the Executive Committee.
Dr. Williams obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in DBP at the University of Louisville. She has published a number of research articles on autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. She is a reviewer for a number of journals and is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Pediatrics Journal. Currently she is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
SPECIALTY / DISCIPLINE:
Bachelor Degree | Hanover College
Medical Degree | University of Louisville School of Medicine
Internship | Pediatrics | University of Louisville Hospital
Residency | Pediatrics | University of Louisville Hospital
Fellowship | Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics | University of Louisville Hospital
SERVICE FOCUS / AREAS OF INTEREST:
Autism, Behavioral Health and ADHD