Dr. Connie Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department's Division of Neonatology. She earned her medical degree at the University of Toronto (U of T) and completed her pediatrics residency training at McMaster where she was the chief resident from 2004-2005. She returned to the U of T to pursue a fellowship in neonatology and later joined the university’s Clinician Scientist Program. She is currently working on her PhD in health policy and bioethics.
In 2009, Dr. Williams became a staff neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In addition to her clinical duties at the hospital, she contributed to several administrative teams including the Neonatal-perinatal Postgraduate Education Committee and the Clinical Ethics Committee. She also played an integral role in developing new hospital policies such as Organ and Tissue Donation procedures and the Perinatal Hospice Program. During this time, she was a regular lecturer with the U of T’s Pediatric Residency Program, an instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and a contributor to the Faculty of Medicine’s Ethics and Professionalism curriculum.
Dr. Williams’ investigative work has been recognized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with the Douglas Kinsella Doctoral Award for Research in Bioethics and the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Award. Her research, which focuses on cases where the baby has been diagnosed with a life threatening condition, has been published in journals including, Pediatrics and Archive of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal.