Biography

Jessica Sharry Williams, M.D. is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Jessica became interested in emergency care in college, where she was a volunteer EMT and firefighter. Jessica received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2003. She then went on to do her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where her interest in pediatric emergency medicine grew. She did her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, completing her training in 2009.

Jessica joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2009, moving back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area where she grew up. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Medicine. She joined the Collin County Child Fatality Review team in 2014 and became Co-chair of the Emergency Management committee for the Plano Campus in 2015.

Education

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2003)
Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2006), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters - EM (2009), Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Chalazion
  • Injury Prevention
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Research Interest

    • Post traumatic stress disorder in children after dog bites
    • Varicella vaccination rates in children age 18-24 months

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Co-Chair Emergency Management Committee, Children's Medical Center Legacy (2015)
    • Collin County Child Fatality Review Team (2014)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2009)
    • American College of Emergency Physicians (2009)
    • American Medical Association
    • Texas Medical Society