Vernon Williams, MD, sports neurologist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Williams is a sports neurologist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1992 and in 1993 completed an internship in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Williams underwent residency training in neurology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1996 and rounded out his training with an interventional pain fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD in 1997. Next, Dr. Williams established his private medical practice with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and provides for a wide range of neurological needs to his patients, including concussion prevention, treatment and management, neurological sports performance, and chronic pain management. Dr. Williams became a contributor to U.S. News and World Report in 2017, covering a range of brain health, sports performance and chronic pain-related topics in the publication’s online Health Care/For Better section. He serves as a neurological medical consultant to local professional sports organizations, such as the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Sparks, and also assists local college and numerous high school and youth sports/club athletic teams in this capacity. He is a three term Gubernatorial appointee to the California State Athletic Commission and former two-term Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section. Dr. Williams is a member of multiple professional medical societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Sports Medicine, the North American Neuromodulation Society, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has received numerous public accolades including designation as a Super Doctor in Sports Medicine and Neurology since 2016. Dr. Williams is also a frequent medical expert contributor to mainstream media publications and news outlets, including the U.S. News & World Report, Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN News, and Huffington Post and local and national television news outlets including Ivanhoe National Broadcast News as well as CBS, NBC and ABC television affiliates.