Sharon Williams, MD
Division Chief, Crital Care
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Residency: Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland-University of California, San Francisco
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care
Sharon Williams, MD is an expert in pediatric critical care. She can discuss issues related to the treatment of critically ill children, such as respiratory failure, common infections, and care for pediatric trauma victims. Her patients range in age from infancy to young adults and can have a variety of serious injuries and/or illnesses such as kidney failure, poisonings, heart problems or seizures. Children’s Hospital Oakland’s level 1 pediatric trauma center and emergency department is the busiest pediatric critical care facility in Northern California.
Dr. Williams also has experience providing medical care and setting up medical programs in third world countries. In 2003, she established a pediatric resuscitation course in Belize. Also, in 2008, she set up an intensive care unit in Nigeria through Medical Cares, a local non-profit that provides medical assistance to children in underserved communities around the world.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for children under 15 in the United States. The most common injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, poisoning, suffocation and/or drowning.
Source: 2004 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System (please be advised, link takes a while to load)
- Altered mental states
- Kidney failure
- Non-accidental trauma
- Poor heart function
- Respiratory compromise
- Severe infections
- Traumatic injuries, including motor vehicle accidents and falls
Level 1 pediatric trauma center
Level 1 is the highest designation that a trauma center can receive. Pediatric trauma centers of this level provide highly specialized medical care and utilize the most advanced technologies available.
- Pioneer Award, 100 Black Women, March 2009
- Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA, 1989
- Outstanding M.E.S.A. Instructor (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement) at Oakland Tech High School, 1979
- Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
- California Medical Association Delegate
- Member, Child Health and Electronic Committees
- Member, Sinkler Miller Medical Society
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