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Theresa Williamson

Theresa Williamson​

Theresa Williamson is a chief neurosurgery resident at Duke University Medical Center. She received her BS in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from Yale College and her MD from Yale University School of Medicine. Her operative interests include neurotrauma and complex spine. Her research interests include decision-making in neurosurgical disease. She is a recent recipient of the National Neurotrauma Spinal Presentation Award and a contributing writer for O magazine. She is a 2020 recipient of the Duke REACH Equity Center Research, Education, Training (RET) Subcore Research Scholar award.

Honors & Awards

  • National Neurotrauma Spinal Presentation Award (2019)
  • Neurocritical Care Society Distinguished Poster Award (2018)
  • Duke Neurosurgery Clinician Award (2017)
  • National Neurotrauma Society/AANS Resident Poster Award Nominee (2017)
  • Duke GME Innovation Grant (2017)
  • Nomination for Duke University Resident Teaching Award (2016)
  • Miriam Kathleen Dasey Award given to student with promise to fulfill the ideal of a compassionate physician (2014)
  • Peter Granuum Prize presented to an outstanding African American Yale medical student graduate (2014)
  • NIH and NINDS Diversity Supplement Grant (2012-2013)
  • Yale Women’s Varsity Soccer Most Improved Award (2006)
  • Yale Women’s Varsity Soccer Participant in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (2005)