Professor Adrian Williams graduated from University College, London, UK, and after a lectureship at The Cardiothoracic Institute, Brompton Hospital in 1975 took up an appointment at Harvard, Boston, USA, followed by an invitation to University of California (UCLA) in 1977. In 1985 Professor Williams became tenured Professor of Medicine at UCLA and co-Director of the UCLA Sleep Laboratory.
As sleep medicine gelled as a specialty, Professor Williams was one of the first to take the Board exams in 1989 to become an accredited polysomnographer and later member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
In 1994 he returned to London where he established the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, now by far the largest and most active in the UK, where he conitnues as a Consultant Physician, in addition to his role as Medical Diector of The London Sleep Centre, Harley St.. His main interests now lie in the hidden consequences of Sleep Apnea and the genetics of sleep disorders.
Professor Williams is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, European Somnologist (Certified by the European Sleep Research Society), a founding member of the Sleep Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and hold’s the UK’s first Chair in Sleep Medicine at Kings College, London, UK.