Mark A. Williams, PhD
Mark A. Williams, PhD

Mark A. Williams, PhD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medicine

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • California State University,B.S. Physical Ed.,1969 to 1973
  • California State University,M.S. Physical Ed.,1973 to 1975
  • Texas A&M University,Ph.D., 1976 to 1980

Certifications

National Certification, Preventive and Rehabiliation Program Director, American College of Sports Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1982-2019

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • 43. Lauer M, Kligfield P, Froelicher E, Williams M. Exercise testing in asymptomatic adults. (accepted) Circulation 2005, Circulation, 2005
  • Williams MA (ed.). American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, 4th ed. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL. 2004, Not Applicable, 2004
  • Williams MA. Cardiovascular and respiratory structure and function. In: R Earle, T Baechle (eds.) Essentials of Personal Training. Human Kinetics Publishers. Champaign, IL. 2004;19-34, Not Applicable, 2004
  • Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, Human Kinetics Publishers, 10 Chapters, Not Applicable, 1999

Articles

  • Deka P, Pozehl B, Williams MA, Yates B. Adherence to recommended exercise guidelines in patients with heart failure., Heart Failure Review, 22, 41-52, 2017
  • Arena R, Lavie CJ, Hivert M-F, Williams MA, et al. Who will deliver comprehensive healthy lifestyle interventions to combat non-communicable disease? Introducing the healthy lifestyle practitioner discipline. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. Early online, 1-8:2015, Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 1-8, 2016
  • Arena R, Guazzi M, Berra K, Lavie CJ, Kaminsky L, Williams M, et al. Healthy lifestyle promotion, education, and interventions: Defining key stake holders and roles. Eur Heart J. 2015;36:2097–2109., European Heart Journal, 36, 2097–2109, 2015
  • Arena R, Guazzi M, Berra K, Lavie CJ, Kaminsky L, Williams M, et al. Healthy lifestyle promotion, education, and interventions: Defining key stake holders and roles. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2015;90:1082-1103., Mayo Clin Proc, 90, 1082-1103, 2015
  • Williams MA, Pozehl B. Reasonable expectations: How much aerobic capacity, muscle strength, and quality of life can improve with exercise training in heart failure. Heart Failure Clinics - Exercise and Rehabilitation in Heart Failure: A Physiologic and Clinical Perspective. 2015;11:37-57., Heart Failure Clinics, 11, 2015
  • Lanspa TJ, Williams MA, Heirigs RL. Effectiveness of ulnar catheterization after failed attempt to cannualte a radial artery. (accepted) Am J Cardiol, American Journal of Cardiology, 2005
  • Leon AS, Franklin BA, Costa F, Balady GJ, Berra KA, Stewart KJ, Thompson PD, Williams MA, Lauer MS. Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Circulation 2005;111:369-376, Circulation, 111, 369-376, 2005
  • Lanspa TJ, Esterbrooks DE, Williams MA. Stenting of the left carotid artery to relieve anginal symptoms. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, Catheterizations and Cardiovascular Interventions, 64, 223-226, 2005
  • Balady GJ, Williams MA, Ades PA, et al. Core components of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention. (submitted) Circulation 2005, Circulation, 2005
  • Balady GJ, Williams MA, Ades PA, et al. Core components of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention. (submitted) J Cardiopulm Rehabil 2005, J Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 2005
  • 46. King ML, Williams MA, Fletcher GF, et al. Medical director responsibilities for cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs. (submitted) Circulation 2005, Circulation, 2005
  • Lanspa TJ, Reyes AP, Oldemeyer JB, Williams MA. Ulnar artery catheterization with occlusion of corresponding radial artery. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2004;61:211-213, Catheterizations and Cardiovascular Interventions, 61, 211-213, 2004
  • Lauer M, Kligfield P, Froelicher E, Williams M. Exercise testing in asymptomatic adults. (in progress) Circulation, 2004, Circulation, 2004
  • Leon AS, Franklin BA, Balady GJ, Chaitman B, Stewart K, Thompson P, Williams MA, et al. Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of CHD. (in progress) Circulation 2004, Circulation, 2004
  • Lanspa TJ, Esterbrokks DJ, Williams MA. Stenting of the left carotid artery to relieve anginal symptoms. (in press) Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2004, Catheterizations and Cardiovascular Interventions, 2004
  • Falcone RA, Hirsch AT, Regensteiner JG, Treat-Jacobson D, Williams MA, et al. Peripheral arterial disease rehabilitation: A review. J Cardiopulm Rehabil 2003;23:170-175, J Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 23, 170-175, 2003
  • Thompson PD, Buchner D, Pina I, Balady GJ, Williams MA, et al. Exercise and physical activity in cardiovascular disease. Circulation 2003;107:3109-3116, Circulation, 107, 3109-3116, 2003
  • Thompson PD, Buchner D,Pina I, Balady GJ, Williams MA, et al. Exercise and physical activity in cardiovascular disease., Circulation, 107, 3109-3116, 2003
  • Falcone RA, Hirsch AT, Regensteiner JG, Treat-Jacobson D, Williams MA, Hiatt WR, Steward KJ. Peripheral arterial disease rehabilitation: A review., J Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 23 (3), 170-175, 2003
  • Williams MA: Physical changes across the lifespan. In: American College of Sports Medicine Resource Manual for the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 4th edition. J Roitman, M Herridge, M Kelsey, T LaFontaine, L Miller, M Wegner, Williams MA, eds. American College of Sports Medicine. Williams & Wilkens, Baltimore, MD., Abstract Book, 4th Edition, 2001
  • Williams MA. Year 2000 Leadership: Identification of needs and opportunities. (editorial), American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation News & Views, 15, 1, 2001
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy and physiology. Responses to exercise. In: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. eds: TR Baechle, RW Earle. Human Kinetics Publishers. Champaign, IL, Abstract Book, 2nd Edition, 115-136, 2000
  • Fleg JL, Pina IL, Balady GJ, Chaitman BL, Fletcher B, Lavie C, Limacher M, Stein RA, Williams M, Bazzarre T: Assessment of functional capacity in clinical and research applications, Circulation, 102, 1591-1597, 2000
  • Stein RA, Chaitman BR, Balady GJ, Fleg JL, Lavie C, Limacher M, Pina IL, Williams MA, Bazzarre T: Safety and utility of exercise testing in emergency room chest pain centers, J Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 20, 310--316, 2000
  • Balady GJ, Ades PA, Comoss PM, Limacher M, Pina I, Southard D, Williams MA: Core components of cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs., Circulation, 102, 1069-1073, 2000
  • Williams, MA: AACVPR - Promoting health and preventing disease. (editorial), Sports Medicine Bulletin, 35, 31, 2000
  • Multi-center Evaluation of Quality of Life ... in Circulation '99, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Books: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines for Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Programs, 4th edition. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL. (accepted for publication), 2003
  • Manuscripts: ”Exercise for older women: Tailoring your advice.” Women's Health (in press), 2002
  • Manuscripts: ”Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of CHD.” Circulation (submitted)
  • Manuscripts: ”Exercise and physical activity in cardiovascular disease.” Circulation (submitted)

Publications

  • Haddad TM, Sourav A, Azzouz M, Akinapelli, Williams MA, Alla V. Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on ffunctional capacity in left ventricular assist device patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis., J Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 2016;36, 295-296, 2016
  • Alla V, Gorthi J, Kumar V, Kandasamy V, Kaushik M, Kaja AK, Zulkosky J, tenBensel J, Burns T, Williams MA, et al. Prospective evaluation of ECG voltage changes and 6 Minute Walk Test for predicting readmissions in hear failure (PREEMT-HF Study), Chest, 2016;150(4 S), 68A, 2016
  • Washington SM, Jorgensen LS, Mohiuddin SM, Esterbrooks DE, Williams MA, et al. Cardiovascular disease risk factor screening and intervention in African American adults (CARSI). American Heart Association 5th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in CVD and Stroke, Washington, DC. May, 2004, Not Applicable, 2004
  • Washington SM, Jorgensen LS, Mohiuddin SM, Esterbrooks DE, Williams MA, et al. Cardiovascular disease risk factor screening and intervention in African American adults (CARSI). 2nd National Steps to a Healthier US Summit, Baltimore, MD. April 2004, Not Applicable, 2004
  • Quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients: A multicenter 1 year evaluation (abstract), Circulation, 102, II822, 2000
  • Williams MA, Hardy KK, Ryschon KL, Anderson C, et al: Characteristics, adherence, and outcomes in patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation: A multicenter study., Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 20, 292, 2000

Editing and Reviews

  • Roitman JL, Herridge M, Kelsey M, LaFontaine T, Miller L, Wegner M, Williams MA (eds.). American College of Sports Medicine Resource Manual for the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 4th edition. Williams & Wilkens, Baltimore, MD., Abstract Book, 4th Edition, 2001

Presentations

  • Cadiology Fellow Didactic - Exercise Stress & DSE, 2016
  • Exercise and atrial fibrillation: How much is too much? 31st American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, New Orleans, LA, 2016
  • Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on functional capacity in left ventricular assist device patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, New Orleans, LA, 2016
  • Invited Lecture - Peripheral Arterial Disease. University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Exercise In Diagnosis And Therapy, M2 Curriculum, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE, 2016
  • Prospective evaluation of electrocardiographic voltage changes and Six Minute Walk Test, for predicting re-admissions in heart failure (Preemt-HF Study). 2016 Chest Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Creighton Cardiology Fellows Didactic - Outpatient Exercise Prescription, Omaha NE, 2015
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation - The Year In Review. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Washington D.C., 2015
  • Metabolic Remodeling: The Impact of Bariatric Surgery On Cardiovascular Outcomes. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Washington D.C., 2015
  • Creighton Cardiology Fellows Didactic - Exercise Physiology Related to Coronary Artery Disease, Omaha NE, 2015
  • Cardiology Fellows Didactic - Defining the Role of Authors, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Exercise and Heart Failure. Upper Plains Cardiac Rehabilitation Association. Bismarck, ND., 2015
  • Guidelines Here, Guidelines There: Keeping Them All Straight.” Upper Plains Cardiac Rehabilitation Association. Bismarck, ND., 2015
  • Creighton Cardiology Fellows Didactic - Introduction to Exercise and Dobutamine Stress Testing, Omaha NE, 2015
  • “Exercise and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease.” Grand Rounds, Cardiology, Creighton University School of Medicine. Omaha, NE, 2005
  • “Anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy: Who, what, where, when, and how?” Session Moderator, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA., 2004
  • “Exercise guidelines.” Ground Rounds, Department of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine. Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Update: Guidelines for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease.” Session Moderator, Ground Rounds, Department of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine. Omaha, NE., 2004
  • “Cardiovascular disease risk factor screening and intervention in African American adults (CARSI).” American Heart Association 5th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in CVD and Stroke, Washington, DC. May, 2004, 2004
  • “Cardiovascular disease risk factor screening and intervention in African American adults (CARSI).” 2nd National Steps to a Healthier US Summit, Baltimore, MD. April 2004, 2004
  • “Special populations: The elderly and other patients with multiple chronic disease.” New Frontiers in Cardiac Rehabilitation, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL. November, 2003, 2003
  • “AACVPR Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs.” Session moderator. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO. October, 2003, 2003
  • “Interventional cardiology update.” Session moderator. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO. October ,2003, 2003
  • "Emerging risk factors and therapeutics strategies." Pivotal Research in Cardiovascular Syndromes in the Elderly: Price II - Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Elderly: Mechanisms and Management. Chicago, IL, 2002
  • Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease in elder adults. Missouri/Kansas Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Kansas City, MO, 2002
  • "Application of risk factor reduction to PAD." Scientific Symposium on Peripheral Arterial Disease Rehabilitation. Charlotte, NC., 2002
  • "Secondary prevention strategies in the elderly." American Association of Cardivascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 2002
  • "Stress imaging techniques: Application of results to practice." Session moderator. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 2002
  • "American Heart Association - Get with the Guidelines: First year results, second year's strategies." Session moderator. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting,Charlotte, NC, 2002
  • Secondary prevention in the elderly: Exercise and physical activity. 73 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Assoc. New Orleans, LA, 2000
  • Exercise relative to age, gender and ethnicity. 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association. New Orleans, LA, 2000
  • Quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients: A multicenter 1 year evaluation. 73rd scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA, 2000
  • AHA/AACVPR core components of cardiac rehabilitation/Secondary prevention programs - Exercise training and physical activity American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL, 2000
  • Characteristics, adherence and outcomes in patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation: A multicenter study. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, 2000
  • Co-investigator for RN - Cardiac Rehabilitation Follow-up Study, 1999
  • "Multi-center Evaluation of Quality of Life... at AHA, Atlanta, GA, Nov. '99 1 Exercise as Cardiovascular Therapy"" at AHA, Atlanta, GA, Nov. '99", 1999

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Mitochrondrial dysfunction, oxidative damage and inflammation in claudication. October 2010 - present (extension). Iraklis Pipinos, MD, Principal Investigator; Mark A. Williams, PhD, Co-Investigator. Extension to 2018
  • Excellence In Peripheral Artery Disease Thrombin Receptor Antagonist Intervention in Claudication Evaluation

Awards and Honors

  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Award of Excellence - 2005, 2005