Dr. Jefferson WilliamsJefferson Williams, M.D., MPH, is the Deputy Medical Director for the Wake County EMS System. He assists the medical director and the Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs with research, continuing education and clinical quality assurance.

Dr. Jose Cabanas has been named Director/Medical Director for Wake County EMS. He will take office in early December 2015, at which time Dr. Williams will transition to full-time Deputy Medical Director.

Dr. Williams completed his undergraduate and medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill, his emergency medicine residency at Harvard, and his EMS Fellowship and Masters of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. He practices Emergency Medicine with Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, within the WakeMed Health and Hospitals System.

Dr. Williams served with the South Orange Rescue Squad prior to medical school and has successfully published numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed research articles, and delivered scientific and educational presentations at the national level.