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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

Centers & Institutes

  • Blaustein Pain Treatment Center



Research Interests

Business of Medicine: Main area of focus in the business of medicine includes, specialty practice development, physician practice management, acute in-patient and revenue cycle management, and medical management consulting.; Interventional pain medicine: Main area of focus is in translational research in neuromodulation,with particular emphasis on the mechanisms and efficacy of dorsal column stimulation in neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathies and peripheral vascular disease.


On Completion of his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2002, Dr. Williams joined the faculty at the University of Michigan on the Liver Transplant/Major Vascular anesthesia team in addition to his responsibilities in the Pain Medicine Division. He developed an interest in practice management and medical management consulting while at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan from where he graduated with an MBA in 2004.He subsequently joined the faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2005, charged with developing an Off-Site private practice pain medicine program. The Pain Clinics at Green Spring Station and subsequently at Johns Hopkins at White Marsh were the result of this endeavor. He is currently the Medical Director of the Blaustein Pain Center, at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.


  • English
  • Yoruba


1995 - Present: Manchester Medical Society, United Kingdom
1998 - Present: American Society of Anesthesiologists
1998 - Present: International Anesthesia Research Society
2003 - Present: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
2003 - Present: American College of Physician Executives
2004 - Present: International Neuromodulation Society
2009 - Present: American Academy of Pain Medicine

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

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


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


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


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


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

    Selected Publications

    1.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.

    2 Hurley, R.W., Cohen, S.P, Williams, K.A., Rowlingson, A.J., Wu, C.L. The analgesic effects of perioperative gabapentin on postoperative pain: a meta-analysis. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2006. May-June; 31(3): 237-47.

    3. Cohen, S. P., Sireci, A., Wu,C. L., Larkin, T. M., Williams, K.A., Hurley, R. W., 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Cohen, S.P, Zahid, B.H., Kraemer, J.J., Dragovich, A., Williams, K. A., Stream, B.S., Sireci, B. S., Mcknight, G, Hurley, R. W. ,Factors Predicting Success and Failure for Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Denervation : A Multi-Center Analysis.

    6. Cohen S.P,Strassels S.A, Foster L,Marvel J,Williams K.A, Crooks M, Gross A, Khunhara C, Nguyen C, Williams N. A Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Study Comparing Fluoroscopic-Guided and Blind Injections for Trochanteric Bursitis. BMJ 2009 Apr 14;338:b1088.doi:10.1136/bmj.b1088.

    7. Williams K.A, Korto K, Cohen S.P. Spinal Cord Stimulation:Neural Switch in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I. Pain Medicine.Pain Medicine;May/June 2009;10(4):
    Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine; Nov 2007;32:495-503.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


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

    2002 2004 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.

    2001 Resident Award for Academic Excellence (Class of 2001)

    2001 The Peter. J. Cohen, Resident Research Award
    (Class of 2001).

    2001 The Robert. B. Sweet. Resident Award for Humanitarian and Physician (Class of 2001).

    2000 - 2001 Chief Resident,Department of Anesthesiology
    University of Michigan Health System
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Professional Activities

    1. Pain Medicine.
    2.Anesthesia and Analgesia

    1.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.

    1. Chief physician consultant for Case Management Covenants LLC:
    Case Management Covenants is a healthcare consulting firm that specializes in helping hospital clients enhance profitability through development of efficient claims and denial management processes. The role as chief physician consultant is to provide leadership in the development of physician education programs and development of strategies to reduce physician denial activity. Current role also includes working with upper management in strategic planning and new product development for the company.

    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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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-442-2645
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-7246
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-7246
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6353
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
    4924 Campbell Boulevard
    White Marsh, MD 21236
    Appointment Phone: 443-442-2645
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