CSA Emeritus Faculty
Vick Williams, M.D., Ph.D.Professor Emeritus
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1964
In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Williams' UTHSCSA career involved 20+ years' service as director of the Willed Body Program, the Gross Anatomy Laboratories, and Anatomical Services. In conjunction with these duties, he supervised establishment of a campus memorial park for burial of body donors' cremated remains and instituted an annual burial commemorative observance, consisting mainly of reflections presented by students, which has been continued by successive program directors. He also served as UTHSCSA's representative to the Anatomical Board of the State of Texas, elected as Vice-chair for five years and Chair for six.
Two of Dr. Williams' cherished honors include election to honorary membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the dental national honor society, and the placement of his name on the award given to the first-year dental student for highest achievement in gross anatomy.
After retiring from employment by the U.T. System that spanned 50 years, Dr. Williams moved to Boulder, Colorado, to be near a daughter whose family lives there; however, he continues to enjoy teaching occasionally in the anatomy laboratories of the UTHSCSA and of the University of Colorado at Denver.
At left, Dr.Vick Williams receives his 50 Years of Service Award from Mr. Michael Black, Senior Executive Vice President, and Dr. William Henrich, President, of UTHSCSA.
During the 1993-94 academic year, Dr. Williams taught anatomy and developed teaching materials at the Christian Medical College at Vellore, India. Later in that decade he returned for several months to expand the instructional development project, serving as Visiting Professor, and has continued to consult with international faculty to promote cooperation among anatomists. Photo Gallery of the Christian Medical College at Vellore, India
In 2008, Dr. Williams assisted with arrangements for Dr. Charleen Moore's History of Anatomy in situ course, which involved conferring with Italian anatomists where teaching by dissection was re-invented during the renaissance, and for several years taught in the UTHSCSA Workshop in Regional Anatomy for Foreign Medical Students, which grew out of the "Anatomy in situ" experience. Photo Gallery of Anatomical Sites in Italy & Spain
|  2010||Distinguished Teaching Professor||by the U.T. Board of Regents|
|  2008||UTHSCSA Academy of Master Teachers||inducted as Charter Member|
|  2003||Teaching Excellence Award||by the Dental School Faculty Assembly|
|  1983||Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching||by UTHSCSA|
|  1981||Outstanding Faculty Award||by First-year Dental Class|
|  1979; 1979||Director of Best Course Award||by First-year Dental Class|
Here, Dr. Williams is dissecting,
Will Underwood is doing
the videorecording, and
Dr. Patricia A. Brewer is playing
segments of the audiotape of the
script to pace the videorecording.
This image shows
Dr. Williams dissecting,
Will Underwood videorecording and
Dr. Omid B. Rahimi providing
advice on the dissection.
Moore CM, Dick EJ Jr, Hubbard GB, Gardner SM, Dunn BG, Brothman AR, Williams V, Prajapati SI, Keller C, Davis MD. Craniorachischisis and omphalocele in a stillborn cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis). Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Jun;155A(6):1367-73.
Moore CM, Hubbard GB, Dick E, Dunn BG, Raveendran M, Rogers J, Williams V, Gomez JJ, Butler SD, Leland MM, Schlabritz-Loutsevitch NE. Trisomy 17 in a baboon (Papio hamadryas) with polydactyly, patent foramen ovale and pyelectasis. Am J Primatol. 2007 Oct;69(10):1105-18.
Cheng MK, Robertson C, Grossman RG, Foltz R, Williams V. Neurological outcome correlated with spinal evoked potentials in a spinal cord ischemia model. J Neurosurg. 1984 Apr;60(4):786-95.
Dolwick MF, Lipton JS, Warner MR, Williams VF. Sagittal anatomy of the human temporomandibular joint spaces: normal and abnormal findings.J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1983 Feb;41(2):86-8.
Matthews MA, Willis WD, Williams V. Dendrite bundles in lamina IX of cat spinal cord: a possible source for electrical interaction between motoneurons? Anat Rec. 1971 Oct;171(2):313-27.
Williams V, Grossman RG. Ultrastructure of cortical synapses after failure of presynaptic activity in ischemia. Anat Rec. 1970 Feb;166(2):131-41.