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Kayode Ayodele Williams, MD MBA

Medical Director : Blaustein Pain Treatment Center
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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  • Medical Director : Blaustein Pain Treatment Center
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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  • Blaustein Pain Treatment Center



Research Interests

Business of medicine; Specialty practice development; Physician practice management; Acute in-patient and revenue cycle management; Medical management consulting; Interventional pain medicine; Translational research in neuromodulation; Mechanisms and efficacy of dorsal column stimulation in neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathies and peripheral vascular disease

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Dr. Kayode Williams is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an assistant professor of business at the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Williams earned his medical degree from the College of Medicine University of Lagos. Following training at renowned medical institutions such as the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Dr. Williams completed his residency in anesthesiology in England in 1995. Subsequently, he became a Fellow of Faculty of Anesthesia, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FFARCSI). Dr. Williams joined the University of Michigan in 1997, completed a second residency training in anesthesiology in 2001, a fellowship in pain medicine in 2002, and received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2004. Dr. Williams joined the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2005 to develop new private practice venture, and to extend the division’s reach beyond the academic milieu and into the community. From 2009 - 2011, Dr. Williams served as the medical director at the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins.

His research focuses on translational research in neuromodulation, with emphasis on the mechanisms and efficacy of spinal cord stimulation in neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathies and peripheral vascular disease. His interest in the business of medicine is prompted by the desire to enhance value proposition for physician groups and hospitals through effective resource management. Dr. Williams’s business focus is on specialty practice development, acute in-patient revenue cycle management and medical management consulting.


  • English
  • Yoruba


New York academy of Medicine, 2010

American Academy of Pain Medicine, 2008 - present

International Neuromodulation Society, 2004 - Present

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 2003 - present

American College of Physician Executives, 2003 - present

American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1998 - present

International Anesthesia Research Society, 1998 - present

Manchester Medical Society, United Kingdom, 1995 - present


Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Critical Non-Reconstructible Critical Leg Ischemia
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

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  • Education +


    • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor MI ) (2004)
    • College Of MedicineUniversity Of Lagos (LagosLagos) (1984)


    • University Of Manchester / Anesthesiology (Manchester) (1995)
    • Hope Hospital of Salford Salford Royal NHS Trust / Anesthesiology (Salford) (1994)
    • Joyce Green Hospital / Anesthesiology (DartfordKent) (1992)


    • University of Michigan Health System / Anesthesiology (Ann Arbor MI ) (2002)


    • Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology (2004)
    • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology (2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Williams focuses on translational research in neuromodulation, with emphasis on the mechanisms and efficacy of spinal cord stimulation in neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathies and peripheral vascular disease.

    Selected Publications

    1. Marie N. Hanna, MD, Ashlea D. Barrett, MPH, Kayode A. Williams, MD, Peter Pronovost, MD. “Does Patient Perception of Pain Control Affect Patient Satisfaction Across Units in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital?” Am J Med Qual. 2012 Sep-Oct;27(5):411-6.
    2. Williams K.A., Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, Sayeh Hamzehzadeh, Indy Wilkinson, Michael A. Erdek, Anthony Plunkett,Scott Griffith, Matthew Crooks,Thomas Larkin, and Steven P. Cohen. “A Multi-center Analysis Evaluating Factors Associated with Spinal Cord Stimulation Outcome in Chronic Pain Patients.” Pain Med. 2011 Aug;12(8):1142-53. doi: 10.1111/j.15264637.2011.01184.x. Epub 2011 Jul 12.
    3. Olaniyan OEP, Brown C, Williams KA. “Utilization Review, Getting it Right.” Physician Exec 2011 May-Jun;37(3):50-54.
    4. Cohen SP, Williams K.A, Kurihara C, Nguyen C, Shields C, Kim P, Griffith SR, Larkin TM, Williams N, Strassels S. “Multicenter, randomized comparative cost-effectiveness study comparing 0, 1 and 2 diagnostic medial branch (facet joint nerve) block treatment paradigms before lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation.” Anesthesiology.2010 aug;113(2):395-405.
    5. Olaniyan OEP, Brown C, Williams KA. “Effectively Managing Your Medical Necessity and Notification Denials.” Healthc Financ Manage.” 2009 Aug; 63 (8): 62-7.
    6. Cohen SP, Strassels SA, Foster L, Marvel J, Williams K.A., Crooks M, Gross A, Kurihara C, Nguyen C, Williams N. “A Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Study Comparing Fluoroscopically-Guided and Blind Injections for Trochanteric Bursitis.” BMJ. 2009 Apr14; 338: b1088.doi:10.1136/bmj.b1088.
    7. Cohen SP, Zahid BH, Kraemer JJ, Dragovich A, Williams KA, Stream BS, Sireci BS, Mcknight G, Hurley RW. “Factors Predicting Success and Failure for Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Denervation : A Multi-Center Analysis.” Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine; Nov 2007;32:495-503.
    8. Cohen SP, Sireci A, Wu CL, Larkin TM, Williams KA, Hurley RW. “Pulsed radiofrequency of the dorsal root ganglia is superior to pharmacotherapy or pulsed radiofrequency of the intercostals nerves in the treatment of chronic post surgical thoracic pain.” Pain Physician 2006; Jul: 9 (3):227-35.
    9. Hurley RW, Cohen SP, Williams KA, Rowlingson AJ, Wu CL. “The analgesic effects of perioperative gabapentin on postoperative pain: a meta-analysis.” Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2006. May-June; 31(3): 237-47. 
    10. Sharma, A., Williams, K. A., Raja, S.N., Advances in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome: recent insights on a perplexing disease. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 2006, 19; 566-572.
    11. Lieberman, J., Williams, K.A., Rosenberg, A., Optimum Head Rotation for Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation when Relying on External Landmarks. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2004; 99: 982-988.

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  • Activities & Honors +


    Teacher of the Year Award, Pain Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011

    Clinical Instructor of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, 2005

    Scholarship Award Executive MBA Program University of Michigan Business School, 2002

    First place award for poster presentation (An Unusual presentation of Piriformis Syndrome), Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference Nebraska, 2002

    Resident Award for Academic Excellence, 2001

    The Peter. J. Cohen, Resident Research Award, 2001

    The Robert. B. Sweet Resident Award for Humanitarian and Physician, 2001

    Professional Activities

    Reviewer, Pain Medicine

    Reviewer, Anesthesia and Analgesia

    Congressional Staffers Briefing, Mini-medical school on the importance of appropriate assessment and management of pain, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reauthorization, August 3, 2007, U.S. Senate.

    Chief physician consultant, Case Management Covenants LLC

    1. Williams, K.A., M.D. Huntington, J. M.D. The Pediatric Induction Pacifier Device. Patent application filed: University of Michigan Technology Management Office (#1846) 03/2001. Patent issued 08/17/2004,U.S Patent Number 6776157

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