Ophthalmologist Andrew Williams, MD, receives award from American Glaucoma Society

December 6, 2021

UPMC ophthalmologist Andrew Williams, MD, received a $10,000 Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists (MAPS) award from the American Glaucoma Society. The MAPS award is given annually to further the careers of young clinician-scientists as potential leaders in the specialty of glaucoma care. This grant will support Dr. Williams’ proposed project to address the problem of “no show” visits in glaucoma. 

About Dr. Williams

Dr. Andrew Williams is an assistant professor and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He performs both traditional glaucoma surgery, such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma tube shunts, as well as cutting-edge minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

He has a strong research interest in improving health care delivery in ophthalmology by focusing on patient education, patient preferences, and system-based changes to broaden delivery of eye care.

His research program brings together expertise in epidemiology, big data analysis, and health services research to address important public health issues in ophthalmology, such as follow up for chronic eye disease, barriers to care, and social determinants of vision health. His work in these areas has been published in journals that include Survey of Ophthalmology, Preventive Medicine, and JAMA Ophthalmology.

The American Glaucoma Society is dedicated to improving the lives of people with glaucoma by advancing knowledge and care through education, research, advocacy, and leadership.