Robert S Williams

Robert S Williams, M.D.

Harry Prystowsky Professor Of Reproductive Medicine

Department: MD-OBGYN-RERPOD ENDO INFERTILT
Business Phone: (352) 273-7660
Business Email: rwilliam@ufl.edu

About Robert S Williams

My name is R. “Stan” Williams, MD, and I am a board-certified, fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinologist and a professor of reproductive medicine in the University of Florida Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After graduating medical school with honors, I completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Following residency training, I served three years in the U.S. Air Force, where I became the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Chanute AFB. I left the Air Force to receive fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Louisville. I joined the UF faculty in 1988 and was chair of the OB-GYN department from 2008-19.

I am an active member of numerous medical societies, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, for which I served on the board of directors. I am also a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I was elected the 2011-12 president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and served on its executive board for 10 years. I have been elected twice as the president of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, serving as their founding president. I have also served on the board of directors of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am the founding president of the Central Florida OBGYN Society. Since 1998, I have been listed annually in “The Best Doctors in America.” Since I have joined the UF faculty, I have been active in improving services for infertile couples in Florida. I provide clinical services and conduct research in hormonal actions, infertility and in vitro fertilization. I enjoy teaching medical students, OBGYN resident doctors and practitioners in Florida about the latest advances in endocrinology, infertility and in vitro fertilization.

When I am not practicing medicine, I enjoy playing golf, traveling, cooking and working in my yard.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2018
MDT7160 Elect Top Ob/Gyn
2018
MDC7180 Obs and Gyn Clerkship

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subspecialties
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Areas of Interest
  • Endometriosis
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Ultrasound pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids

Publications

2022
Factors affecting live birth rates in donor oocytes from commercial egg banks vs. program egg donors: an analysis of 40,485 cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology registry in 2016-2018.
Fertility and sterility. 117(2):339-348 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.10.006. [PMID] 34802685.
2018
Wave reflections and global arterial compliance during normal human pregnancy.
Physiological reports. 6(24) [DOI] 10.14814/phy2.13947. [PMID] 30578623.
2014
Evidence for Impaired Maternal Circulatory Adaptations in Pregnancies Conceived Using Donor Eggs
Reproductive Sciences. 21(3, S)
2013
A statement on abortion by 100 professors of obstetrics: 40 years later. One Hundred Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraception. 88(4):568-576
2011
Response by the leadership of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) to the article “Assisted reproduction and choices in the biotech age”.
Contraception. 84(6):652-4; author reply 654 [DOI] 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.03.021. [PMID] 22078198.
2010
A randomized, placebo- and active-controlled trial of bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens for treatment of moderate to severe vulvar/vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.
Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 17(2):281-9 [DOI] 10.1097/GME.0b013e3181b7c65f. [PMID] 19779382.
2010
Fallopian Tubes From Women With Endometriosis Display An Altered Expression of Mirnas and Gene Transcripts, Including Dicer, Dgcr8, and Xpo5
Reproductive Sciences. 17
2009
Il-13 and Tgf-Beta Interactively Regulate the Expression of Extracelluar Matrix Related Genes in Uterine Leiomyoma.
Reproductive Sciences. 16
2008
Correlations of Micro-Rnas 23A, 23B, 17-5Pp, 211 and 542-3P With Inflammatory and Steroidogenic Factors in Human Granulosa/Cumulus Cells.
Reproductive Sciences. 15
2008
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonist (Gnrha) Leoprolide Acetate (La) Suppresses Proinflammatory Cytokine Expression Induced By the Ovarian Steroids in Human Endometrium
Reproductive Sciences. 15:146A-147A
2006
Doxycycline Alters the Expression of Inflammatory and Immune Related Cytokines and Chemokines in Human Endometrial Cells: Implication in Irregular Uterine Bleeding
. 21(10):2555-2563
2005
Menopausal Symptoms and Treatment-Related Effects of Estrogen and Progestin in the Women’s Health Initiative
Obstetrics and Gynecology. 105(5):1063-1073

Grants

Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
Healthy Families ACUB 2018-2019
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND OF FL via ADMN FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
2017-2018 Psychosocial
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Healthy Families ACUB 2017-2018
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND OF FL
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING 17-18
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN
Jul 2016 – Jun 2019
2017 – 2019 United Way of north central florida grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNITED WAY OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
2016-2017 HEALTHY FAMILIES OF ALACHUA HOME VISITATION PROGRAM FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND OF FL via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
2016-2017 Psychosocial Services
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING 16-17
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN MIC WIC
Dec 2015 – Jul 2016
Maternal, infant and early Childhood Home Visiting
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN MIC WIC
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
15-16 Psychosocial Services
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
2015-2016 healthy families of alachua home visitation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND OF FL via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Oct 2014 – Oct 2017
A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Center Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of TX-004HR in Postmenopausal Women With Moderate to Severe Symptoms of Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: LBR REGULATORY via THERAPEUTICSMD
Jul 2014 – Jun 2016
2014-2015 Psychosocial Services Contract with Healthy Start of NCF for Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee and Union counties to provide counseling at the local HD or home visitation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Jul 2013 – Mar 2020
Imprinting defects leading to Angelman and Prader Willi syndromes
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Jul 2013 – Jun 2016
2013 – 2016 United Way of North Central Florida grant to provide funding for Family Support Specialist for Healthy Families ACUB
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNITED WAY OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
Aug 2011 – Feb 2020
Corpus Luteal Contribution to Maternal Pregnancy Physiology and Outcomes in ART
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7660
Emails:
Business:
rwilliam@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100294
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
MSB N3-7
GAINESVILLE FL 326100001