Oculoplastic Surgeon

Kenya M. Williams, MD

“When treating conditions around your eyes the most important consideration is finding a qualified surgeon who also knows and cares about your eyes. My approach will always put your eye health and vision first.”
Dr. Williams is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery. 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. In her busy surgical practice, she exclusively performs reconstructive and aesthetic surgery on the eyelids and surrounding tissue. Dr. Williams is a native of Chicago having grown up in Hyde Park. She completed her undergraduate education at Spelman College and then returned to the Chicago area where she received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School.

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Williams completed her residency in ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Pursuing 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. Medical conditions in and around the eye often affect nearby structures. As a result, the best treatment for these conditions requires a team-based approach. In these cases, Dr. Williams collaborates with other physicians who specialize in otolaryngology (ENT), craniofacial plastic surgery, neurosurgery and dermatology, to optimize care.

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Dr. Williams

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 next generation of physicians. She has mentored college and medical students who are pursing a career in medicine. She was a volunteer physician at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County where she taught ophthalmology residents and performed surgery. She currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center where she holds the position of Director of the Oculofacial Service. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) and in the Department of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at 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.

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Rush University Medical Center
  • Director of Oculofacial Service, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Faculty Advisor, Office of Integrated Medical Education, Rush Medical College
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology

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