Katherine Williams, DPM

SPECIALIZING IN: diabetic foot care,forefoot and rear-foot surgery,reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle
InStride Office(s): Chapel Hill Foot & Ankle

Personal Info

In her spare time, Dr. Williams enjoy spending time with her husband. She will take any excuse to get outside and enjoy hiking, camping, or playing fetch with my two dogs. Dr. Williams excited to be returning home and is very happy to be a member of such a wonderful community.

Community Service

Big Brother Big Sister of Iowa (2009-2011)
-Acted as a mentor, sponsor, and positive role model in a one-on-one relationship with an at risk child in the Des Moines area. I communicated with the parents and Big Brother Big Sister counselors and participated in activities several times a month. I also helped organize and participated in Big Brother Big Sister sponsored events. 

Des Moines University Senior Health Fair (2009, 2010)
-Performed foot examinations as a preventative and informational tool for elderly patients. 

Fit Feet Special Olympics Volunteer (2010)
-Provided foot and gait exams, fitted molded inserts, and provided first aid care for acute problems in the athletes. 

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Volunteer (2010)
-Provided foot exams on diabetic patients and helped educate people about the effects of diabetes and the importance of regular foot exams. 

Provided supervised medical care for the following events:
-American Lung Association 801 Power Climb
-Dam to Dam Half-Marathon
-Des Moines Marathon

Meals from the Heartland Volunteer (2009)
-Prepared and packaged meals to be sent to Haiti.

 Cape Fear Hospice Volunteer (2008)
-Visited patients in home or at the hospice center and assessed pain levels, provided supportive care, did personal errands and provided companionship.

Personal Interests

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
-Provided medical care to injured sea turtles during the summers of 2001-2007. At the center volunteers worked to educate the public through tours of the facility, and to protect nests on the beach

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology-University of NC at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree-Des Moines University, Des Moines, lA

Residency

James H. Quillen VA Medical Center-Johnson City, TN