Born in Nashville and raised in Columbia, Tennessee, Kita Williams, M.D. enjoys being a blessing to the people of God. Upon graduating from Columbia Central High School, Dr. Williams enrolled in Tennessee State University where she finished Magna Cum Laude, and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She graduated from Meharry Medical College and is now completing her residency in Neurology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, which was recognized by the American Stroke Association as giving the highest level of stroke care. Her professional membership include the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Physicians, Tennessee Medical Associations, American Medical Association, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society, and Golden Key Honor Society. Dr. Williams has received awards from the following; American Academy of Neurology Sanofi-Aventis, West End United Methodist Church, Pfizer, Minority Medical Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, UPS, Meharry Founding Brothers, Tennessee Medical Association, Women’s Missionary Society, and National Women’s Business and Professional Club.
Her research background includes stem cell research at both the University of Louisville and University of Miami. “The possibilities that stem cells hold for the future of science is enormous!” says the budding physician who embraces the improvements of the 21st century. She was invited by Dr. John Maupin, the former president of Meharry to speak to the Board of Trustees on her research and the implications for future advancements.
She is married to her best friend and soul mate, Dr. David Russell Williams, a physician who practices both Emergency and Family medicine. They are the proud parents of a beloved son. When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Williams enjoys indulging herself in her hobby, which is writing plays and inspirational pieces. She attributes her fond love of the arts to her mother who would require her to memorize passages of the Bible scripture as well as very lengthy poems. She has written and directed more than 10 plays and skits, many of which have been performed on the campus of Tennessee State University, Columbia State Community College and at an International youth Convention in Memphis, TN. She also enjoys mentoring underprivileged children and being a youth leader at her church. Enthusiastic about her love for God, Dr. Williams acknowledges that He is ultimately the one responsible for all of her successes as she endeavors to be used as a vessel for His honor.