Monica Williams, MD

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Monica Williams, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Neurodevelopment, Cerebral palsy
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA


Anesthesiology - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Anesthesiology - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Kynuernine pathway




Griffiths, M., Yang, J., Everett, A.D. Jenning, J.M. Freire, G. Williams, M.A. Nies, M. McGrath-Morrow, S.A. Collaco, J.M. Endostatin And ST2 are Predictors of Pulmonary Hypertension Disease Course in Infants. J. of Perinatology 2020;40:1625-1633. DOI: 10.1038/s41372-020-0671-8


Lee A.E., Pandiyan P., Liu M.M., Williams M.A., Everett A.D., Mueller G.P., Morriss M.C., Raman L., Carlson D., Gatson J.W. Tau is Elevated in Pediatric Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2018;66(1)91-96. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000923

Zhang Z., Jyoti A., Balakrishnan B., Williams M., Singh S., Chugani D., & Kannan S. Trajectory of Inflammatory and Microglial Activation Markers in the Postnatal Rabbit Brain Following Intrauterine Endotoxin Exposure. Neurobiology of Disease 2018;111:153-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2017.12.013

Lee, J. K., Williams, M., Reyes, M., & Ahn, E. S. Cerebrovascular Blood Pressure Autoregulation Monitoring and Postoperative Transient Ischemic Attack in Pediatric Moyamoya Vasculopathy. Pediatric Anesthesia 2018;28(2)94-102. DOI: 10.1111/pan.13293


Williams M., Zhang Z., Nance E., Drewes J.L., Lesniak W.G., Singh S., Chugani D.C., Rangaramanujam K., Graham D.R., Kannan S. Maternal Inflammation Results in Altered Tryptophan Metabolism in Rabbit Placenta and Fetal Brain. Dev Neurosci. 2017;39(5):399-412 DOI: 10.1159/000471509


Zhang Z., Bassam B., Thomas A.G., Williams M., Liu J., Nance E., Rojas C., Slusher B.S., Kannan S. Maternal Inflammation Leads to Impaired Glutamate Homeostasis and Up-Regulation of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase II in Activated Microglia in the Fetal/Newborn Rabbit Brain. Neurobiol Dis. 2016;94:116-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.06.010


Williams M.A., Lee JK. Intraoperative Blood Pressure and Cerebral Perfusion: Strategies to Clarify Hemodynamic Goals. Pediatric Anesthesia 2014; 24(7):657-67. DOI: 10.1111/pan.12401.


Lee J.K., Williams M., Jennings J.M., Jamrogowicz J.L., Larson A.C., Jordan L.C., Heitmiller E.S., Hogue C.W., Ahn E.S. Cerebrovascular Autoregulation in Pediatric Moyamoya Disease. Pediatric Anesthesia 2013;23(6):547-556.

Posters and Presentations


Williams MA. Metabolite Changes in Cerebral Spinal Fluid of Patients with Cerebral Palsy. Abstract presented at Society for Pediatric Anesthesiologists (February 2020).


Williams MA. Anesthetic Considerations for Necrotizing Enterocolitis Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Global Lectures Series. May 2019.

Williams MA.Inflammatory Markers and Metabolite Alterations in CSF of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Abstract presented at Pediatric Academic Societies (April 2019).