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Montgomery psychiatrist named president of Alabama Medical Association

Amanda Williams was sworn in as the new president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

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Amanda Williams, M.D., a Montgomery-area psychiatrist, was sworn in as the new President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama during the Association’s annual meeting on Saturday.

Dr. Williams is the founder and owner of Gardenia Cove Mental Health, which provides services for individuals and families struggling with psychological distress and mental illness. Additionally, Dr. Williams serves on the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Office of Women’s Health Steering Committee. She also supervises and mentors medical students during their psychiatry rotation and was previously the clerkship director for the UAB Montgomery psychiatry rotation.

“There’s years of training, residency and a lot of stress with being a physician, and the only reason you do it is because you really care about your patients,” said Dr. Williams. “The best moments for doctors come when they are close with their patients, facing health challenges as a team, and supporting patients on their journey back to good health. That makes every moment of training and the long hours completely worth it.”

Dr. Williams served the past year as President-elect of the Medical Association under President George Koulianos, M.D., whose term has expired.

Dr. Williams received her medical doctorate from the University of South Florida and trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. There she was the chief resident of inpatient services and completed a fellowship in Community Mental Health. In 2018, she completed the Auburn University Physician Executive MBA program.

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