Vice Chair of Education

Dr. Saralyn Williams graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at UNC Chapel Hills Hospitals. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency and Medical Toxicology fellowship at University of California, San Diego and remained on faculty at UCSD until 2006 when she joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Williams is committed to excellence in education for both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She oversees the medical toxicology curriculum for the emergency medicine residency and organizes small group teaching sessions emphasizing case-based learning. She is a Senior Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and previously served on the Sub-Board for Medical Toxicology. She is also currently appointed to the Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC) for the ACGME. Dr. Williams has earned a number of teaching awards for renowned didactic and bedside teaching and also received one of the prestigious Vanderbilt CREDO awards. Her areas of focus are education, mentorship, and a persistent enthusiasm about anything Tox.


Saralyn R. Williams, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics