Lisa Williams, M.D.

Lisa Marie Williams, M.D.


Neuromuscular Disease

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
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800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
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 physician specializing in the treatment and management of both pediatric and adults with neuromuscular disease. She has completed both clinical and research fellowships in neuromuscular medicine with a particular focus on diagnosis through electrophysiology and a research focus in dysphagia in neuromuscular disease. She particularly enjoys working in the neuromuscular disease multidisciplinary clinic setting centering on improving quality of life and functional outcomes. Dr. Williams' additional interests include treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, spasticity and movement disorders related to neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Williams' research focuses on improving the diagnosis and management of dysphagia in neuromuscular disease. 


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies DM 2011

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

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

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


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


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Clinical Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2015-2016

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Clinical Clinical and Research Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Association of Neuromuscular Electrondiagnostic Medicine

Association for Academic Psychiatry

Honors and Awards

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

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

Medical School: Award: Highest Honors, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies,

Select Recent Publications

Yin-Ting Chen, MD, Lisa Williams, MD, Matthew J. Zak, MD, Michael Fredericson, MD. Review of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a Proposed Scanning Protocol. J Ultrasound Med. 2016; 35:e11–e24. 

Tran, Tuan A. Lisa Williams. Prospective Pilot Study Comparing Pre- and Postsurgical CTSAQ and Neuro-QoL Questionnaire with Median Nerve High-Resolution Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Areas. Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 43, Issue(2):184.e1-184.e9

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

Williams L, Ajay P, Kazuko S. Persistent autonomic dysreflexia due to bowel care in spinal cord injured men: A Case Series. (2014). Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2(93):a36A.

Williams L et al. Case Of Spinal Cord Injury Secondary To Yoga: A Case Report. (2014). Journal of PM&R. 9(6):S296.

Williams L et al. Neoplastic upper trunk brachial plexus lesion with normal sensory nerve conduction studies: a case report. Journal of PM&R. 9(7):S168-169.

Williams L et al. Utility of sonography in differentiating neurofibromatosis from familial lymphomatosis: A Case Report. Journal of PM&R. 9(7):S186.

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

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

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

Williams, LM. Joyce N. Chapter 72: Neuromuscular Disease; Motor Neuron Disorders. Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. McGraw Hill. 2018: In publication.