Andrew R. Williams, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Dr. Williams is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and sees patients at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Dr. Williams earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and pursued combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency training at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix.  He then completed a fellowship in adult cardiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK.  

His clinical interests include echocardiography, specifically trans-esophageal echocardiography and 3D echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, vascular imaging as well as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and sports cardiology. 

Research Interests: 

Research and Publications:

National Conference, Invited Oral Presentation
11/2016     American Heart Association, 2016 Scientific Symposium. Oral Presentation.  Williams A, Ahmad Z, Al-Zubaidi M, Su W. “Incidence of Atrial-Esophageal Fistula in Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is Dose Dependent”. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A16411

Local Educational Presentations
04/2016     Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Clinical Pathologic Conference, Oral Presentation. "Rheumatic Heart Disease leading to Mitral Stenosis in Pregnancy”. Conference presented to the entirety of the Pediatrics Residency Program.

12/2017     University of Oklahoma Cardiology Grand Rounds, Oral Presentation. “Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy: Reviewing the Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Optimal Management”.

07/2018     University of Oklahoma Physician’s Assistant Program, Lecture. “Coronary Artery Disease/Ischemic Heart Disease”.

06/2019     University of Oklahoma Physician’s Assistant Program, Lecture. “Coronary Artery Disease/Ischemic Heart Disease”.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts
11/2016      Ahmad Z, Williams A, Olsen M, Kusne S, Su W, “Elimination of Inappropriate Subcutaneous ICD Shock by Using a Non-absorbable Pouch when Non-invasive Reprogramming Fails”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium.  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A16438

11/2016     Ahmad Z, Svinarvich J.T., Williams A, Su W., “Multi-center Experience in Reduction of Phrenic Nerve Injury with Second Generation Cryoballoon Ablation Using the Proximal Seal Method”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A16417

11/2016      Su W, Kirchhof N, Grassl E, Williams A, Wittenberger D, “Time-to- Effect Based Cryoballoon Dosing to Achieve Permanent  Pulmonary Vein Isolation - The First Chronic Study in Canine Model”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A20102

11/2016     Harding J, Sangrigoli R, Al-Zubaidi M, Williams A, Tseng R, Su W, “Etiology of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Previous Successful Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Cryoablation: a Two-center Review of Redo AF Ablations Data”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium. 

06/2019      University of Oklahoma Physician’s Assistant Program, Lecture. “Coronary Artery Disease/Ischemic Heart Disease”.

11/2016      Ahmad Z, Williams A, Olsen M, Kusne S, Su W, “Elimination of Inappropriate Subcutaneous ICD Shock by Using a Non-absorbable Pouch when Non-invasive Reprogramming Fails”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium.  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A16438

11/2016     Ahmad Z, Svinarvich J.T., Williams A, Su W., “Multi-center Experience in Reduction of Phrenic Nerve Injury with Second Generation Cryoballoon Ablation Using the Proximal Seal Method”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A16417

11/2016    Su W, Kirchhof N, Grassl E, Williams A, Wittenberger D, “Time-to- Effect Based Cryoballoon Dosing to Achieve Permanent  Pulmonary Vein Isolation - The First Chronic Study in Canine Model”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A20102

11/2016    Harding J, Sangrigoli R, Al-Zubaidi M, Williams A, Tseng R, Su W, “Etiology of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Previous Successful Pulmonary Vein Isolation with Cryoablation: a Two-center Review of Redo AF Ablations Data”. Poster Presentation, AHA 2016 Scientific Symposium. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/134/Suppl_1/A20055

03/2017    Williams A, Ahmad Z, Su W, “Early Experience of Topera Rotor Mapping for the Treatment of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation Following Prior Pulmonary Vein Isolation”. Poster Presentation, ACC 2017 Scientific Session for poster presentation. http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/69/11_Supplement/400

03/2017   Williams A, Ahmad Z, Su W, “Left Atrial Tachycardia Ablation during Pregnancy— A Successful Ablation with Near- Zero Fetal Radiation Exposure”. Poster Presentation, ACC 2017 Scientific Session for poster presentation. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109717356784?via%3Dihub

3/2017     Chiu A, Flores E, Tseng A, Williams A, Su W, "Prospective Cryoballoon Dosing Study Based on Time-to-Isolation". Poster Presentation, ACC 2017 Scientific Sessions. 
http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/69/11_Supplement/436

3/2018      Javed I, Williams A, Ahmad N, Abu-Fadel M, Beckman K, “Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction After Serendipitous CT Imaging”. Poster Presentation, ACC 2018 Scientific Sessions.
http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/71/11_Supplement/A2201

Poster Presentation, Non-Peer Reviewed
5/2018     ACC Oklahoma State Chapter Meeting. “Viewing the Natural History of Cardiac Metastasis through the Lens of Recurrent Echocardiography”. Poster Presentation (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Board Certifications: 
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2017)
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2017)
Certifying Board for Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) – Testamur (2019)
Board eligible in General Cardiology, and Echocardiography (2020)
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RVPI), anticipated 2020
Degrees: 
MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
BS: Arizona State University, Barrett, the Honors College, Mechanical Engineering, Tempe, AZ (2008)
Fellowships: 
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK, Adult Cardiology (7/2017 – 6/2020)
Honors and Awards: 
Banner Resident Leadership Development Program, Cohort 1. Participated in the inaugural year of the program, learning strategies in leadership from senior members of the Banner Corporate team (2016)
American College of Cardiology, Legislative Conference 2018. Fellow-in-Training Travel Award (2018)
Summa Cum Laude, Arizona State University, Barrett, the Honors College, Mechanical Engineering, Tempe, AZ (2008)
Residencies: 
Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (2013 – 2016)