Dr. Lesley Williams is a Family Medicine physician and Eating Disorder expert. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency training at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Williams has been providing medical care for patients with eating disorders and other mental health issues for over 17 years. She currently serves as a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Williams is a passionate advocate for health equity and reducing stigma and bias in healthcare. She serves on the Academy of Eating Disorders Board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Dr. Williams also recently authored an award-winning book that celebrates body diversity in children, Free To Be Me: self love for all sizes. Her areas of special interest include: Appearance Based Bias education and Health Equity advocacy.
Dr. Williams volunteers her time to serve on the ElevateMed Advisory Committee. This philanthropic opportunity allows her to expand her work in achieving healthcare equity through supporting the non-profit organization’s vision of prioritizing physician workforce diversity. Dr. Williams is excited to join the Within Health Advisory team and support the organization’s goal of making exemplary eating disorder treatment accessible to all.