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Marlene S. Williams
Assistant Professor, Active Staff

Academic Degrees
M.D., Columbia University, 1992

Departmental Affiliation
Bayview – Dept of Medicine - Cardiology

Departmental Address
Division of Cardiology A1E
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: (410) 550-7040, (410) 550-0848
Fax: (410) 550-1183

Research interests lie with coronary atherosclerosis and platelet function. The particular focus is on platelet function as it relates to the acute coronary syndrome. We are currently investigating the relationship between platelet polymorphisms and basic platelet function. Our future plans are to study the effects of aspirin therapy on platelet function and determine the definition of aspirin resistance biologically and clinically in patients coronary artery disease

Keywords: Platelets, Thrombosis, Coronary artery disease, Acute coronary syndrome, Genotyping, Aspirin Resistance

Organizational Activities:

1992-present       American College of Cardiology
992-present       Association of Black Cardiologists
1999-present       Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine
999-present       Johns Hopkins Hospital Internship Selection Committee
1999-present       Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Internship Selection Comm.
2002-2003           Johns Hopkins Hospital Hematology Search Committee
2002-present       American Federation for Medical Research

Honors and Awards:

1997-98              Merck Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
999-present       Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Selected Publications:

Williams MS. Neuropsychological evaluation in Lujan-Fryns syndrome: Commentary and clinical report. Am J Med Genet A. 2006 Dec 15;140(24):2812-5.

Williams MS, Kickler TS, Vaidya D, Ng'alla LS, Bush DE. Evaluation of platelet function in aspirin treated patients with CAD. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2006 Jun;21(3):241-7.  

Williams MS, Vaidya D, Kickler T, Ouyang P. Long-term hormone replacement therapy does not cause increased platelet activation. Am Heart J. 2005 Sep;150(3):434-8.

Williams MS. The role of genetics in managed care: seeking ways to better incorporate genetics into regular practice. Healthplan. 2001 Nov-Dec;42(6):31-5.


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