Stuart K. Williams

CII Scientific Director and Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation

School of Medicine

Stuart K. Williams, Ph.D. is the scientific director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, a partnership between the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Health Care, and a professor in the Department of Surgery. An internationally-known expert in biomedical engineering, he was recruited to the CII and the University of Louisville in July 2007.

His research spans the fields of cardiovascular bioengineering, biomaterials and diabetes and is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Army, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and several private corporations.He is the co-founder of three biosciences companies and serves as a scientific advisor for several others.Williams holds 16 U.S. patents and has several additional patents pending.

Among his awards are the University of Delaware's distinguished alumnus award, the R&D magazine award for one of the most technologically significant new products in 2003, the Excellence in Surface Science Award from Surfaces in Biomaterials and several NIH awards.

Williams has authored more than 135 scientific publications and is a reviewer for more than a dozen scientific journals. He also serves on several Federal Government Advisory Committees for the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. He is a member of numerous scientific and professional organizations

He earned a B.A. in biological sciences, an M.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in cell biology at the University of Delaware.He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pathology at Yale University School of Medicine.