Lisa Marie Williams, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Neuromuscular Disease

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-7041

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Midtown Sleep Lab/Neurophysiology
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Additional Numbers

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Williams' aim is to provide sound and ethical medical care to include empowering her patients with knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Williams is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist offering care for children and adults with a focus in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of a wide range of neuromuscular disorders. She is fellowship trained in neuromuscular medicine and boarded in PM&R, neuromuscular medicine, & electrodiagnotic medicine.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Williams' research focuses on improving the quality of life of patients with neuromuscular disorders with a specific area of interest in swallowing disorders. She also contributes to the neuromuscular medicine research at UC Davis and is involved in conducting clinical trials in herediatary neuropathies to slow down the disease process.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group
Sports Medicine Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., Kinesiology, San Jose State University, San Jose CA 2002

Medical School

M.D., Ross University School of Medicine,Portsmouth, Roseau, Dominica 2011

Other School

Post-Baccalaureate, University of Santa Cruz California, Santa Cruz CA 2007


Internal Medicine, State University of New York Upstate, Syracuse NY 2011-2012


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2012-2015


Neuromuscular Medicine Research Fellowship, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2016-2017


Clinial Neuromuscular Medicine, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2015-2016

AANEM Neuromuscular Research Fellowship Grant in dysphagia and Neuromuscular Disease, 2016

Medical School: Award: Highest Honors, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies (2007-2011),

Baccalaureate of Science in Kinesiology, Magna Cum Laude, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 2002

Tran TA, Williams LM, Bui D, Anthonisen C, Poltavskiy E, Szabo RM. Prospective Pilot Study Comparing Pre- and Postsurgical CTSAQ and Neuro-QoL Questionnaire with Median Nerve High-Resolution Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Areas. J Hand Surgery. 2018;43(2):184.e1-184.e9. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.08.015.

Williams LM, Joyce N. Neuromuscular Disease; Motor Neuron Disorders. Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine, McGraw Hill. 2018;71:1209-1229.

Williams LM. Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies. PM&R knowledge now.2017.

Williams LM. Hereditary and sporadic inclusion body myositis. PM&R knowledge now. 2017.

Williams LM. Immune medicated brachial plexopathy. PM&R knowledge now. 2016.

Chen YT, Williams L, Zak MJ, Fredericson M. Review of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a Proposed Scanning Protocol. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Nov;35(11):2311-2324. doi:10.7863/ultra.15.12014. Epub 2016 Sep 14. PMID:27629754.

Williams L et al. Neoplastic upper trunk brachial plexus lesion with normal sensory nerve conduction studies: a case report. J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015:9(7):S168-169. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.274.

Williams L et al. Utility of sonography in differentiating neurofibromatosis from familial lymphomatosis: A Case Report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015;9(7):S186. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.325.

Williams L, Schneider B. Neck pain and loss of cervical flexion with ossification of the nuchal ligament found incidentally: Case Series. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;3(93):a36. doi:10.1097/PHM.0000000000000071.

Williams L et al. Case Of Spinal Cord Injury Secondary To Yoga: A Case Report. J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;9(6):S296.