Kenya Williams, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery. In her busy surgical practice – Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, which has locations in the Millenium Park and Rush neighborhoods of Chicago and another in Evanston, Illinois – she exclusively performs reconstructive and aesthetic surgery on the eyelids and surrounding tissue. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of problems of the eyelid, eye socket, and tear duct that are a result of aging, trauma, and tumors.
A native of Hyde Park, Dr. Williams completed her undergraduate education at Spelman College and then returned to the Chicago area, where she received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Williams completed her residency in ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After developing an affinity for plastic and reconstructive surgery, she completed a fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in oculoplastic and orbital surgery.
Currently in private practice at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Williams works very closely with other physicians to provide optimal care for patients. She routinely treats conditions like eyelid twitching, eyelid cancer, eyelid bumps, and ptosis, or droopy eyelids. Medical conditions in and around the eye often affect nearby structures, including the nasal passages and sinuses. As a result, the best treatment for these conditions requires a team-based approach. In these cases, Dr. Williams collaborates with otolaryngology (ENT), craniofacial plastic surgery, and dermatology specialists, which facilitates exceptional, personalized care.
In addition to maintaining a busy practice, Dr. Williams has a strong sense of responsibility and is committed to service and education. She has dedicated much of her time inspiring and training the generation of physicians. She has mentored medical students at Rush University Medical Center and Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School. She also teaches Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery to the resident physicians at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, and Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Williams holds several memberships and affiliations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and the North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams, call the nearest Chicago Oculofacial Consultants location, or request an appointment online today.
"I had a blepharoplasty done on my eyelids and I have to say I was really nervous but Dr Williams explained the whole procedure and made me feel so comfortable."
"I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Williams and was extremely impressed by her thoroughness and bedside manner."
"She was able to get us in for an urgent appointment shortly after his injury occurred and completed a thorough examination of his eye."
"Her bed side manner are like none I have ever seen. Not only do she treat the left eye, she also check on the health of my right eye."
"She's excellent, professional and gentle. I will definitely continue to see her."
"Recently saw her for excessive tearing and redness. I thought it was due to my dry eyes. My problem is now resolved."