President's Message
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Katherine Williams, MD
140th President of the LSMS


On Friday, January 24, 2020, Katherine L. Williams, MD, of Covington was sworn in as President of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS). The LSMS House of Delegates, the official policy-making body for the organization, met the same day to discuss current health care issues, decide on a course of action for the coming year, and welcome its new leaders.

As president-elect for the Society, Dr. Williams spent 2019 learning more about the society’s involvement in key health care issues at both the state and federal legislative levels.

“It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the 140th president of the Louisiana State Medical Society. I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity and the trust placed in me. I, along with the other members of the LSMS leadership team, am absolutely committed to doing what is best for this organization,” Williams said in her inauguration remarks.

Dr. Williams received her undergraduate degree from University of New Orleans in Psychology and graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her residency at the LSU Medical Center in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and practices OB/GYN with St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Fairway Medical Center, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

“I am here today, as your president and a culmination of 22 years of service, because I believe in my training. I believe in my profession. And I believe in you, the members of the Louisiana State Medical Society; that together, we can heal, not just ourselves, but the people of Louisiana,” added Williams.