David Williams Chief Medical Officer for Pet Partners

David E. Williams, MD

Dr. David Eldon Williams joined as Chief Medical Officer for Pet Partners in late 2015. As healthcare delivery increasingly recognizes the benefits of therapy animals, Dr. Williams will help Pet Partners to have a voice that represents the science, as well as the organization.

“I am honored to be part of the Pet Partners team and the growing movement acknowledging the importance of pets as they relate to human health. It’s an important conversation,” said Dr. Williams.

Dr. Williams comes to Pet Partners with a robust medical background. After completing undergraduate work at Princeton, he earned his MD from Harvard and his MBA from Northwestern. He has served as Medical Director and Staff Physician at several prestigious medical facilities as well as Associate Chairman at the Mt. Sinai Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine. Today, Dr. Williams works with the Ocala Regional Medical Center, a level 2 Trauma Center close to Orlando, Florida, and with Sheridan Healthcare as part of their Emergency Medicine Travel Team.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Williams is the chief spokesperson for Pet Partners articulating the human health benefits of the HAB and HAI. He keeps abreast of research in the field, creating position statements and interpreting the research for staff and volunteer leadership for program delivery and mission fulfillment. This is a key position as a Pet Partners initiated coalition develops the evidence-based public health message that companion animals are good for health.


To arrange an interview with Dr. Williams please call (425) 679-5514 or email press@petpartners.org.

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