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Marvin Williams, DO, FACOG


  • Associate Professor
  • Medical Director, MFM Outpatient Clinical Service

Specialty areas

  • Medical Complications of Pregnancy
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Preterm Labor


  • Oklahoma, 1995-present

Board Certification

  • American Board Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) 2005-present
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2007-present


  • Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH 2001-2004
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH 1998-1999
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Army Med. Center, TX 1996-1998
  • General Medical Officer (GMO) at Camp Hialeah Clinic in Pusan, Korea 1995-1996
  • Internship Transitional at William Beaumont Army Med. Center, TX 1994-1995
  • Medical School:  Oklahoma State University COM in Tulsa, OK 1990-1994

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Ultrasound complications of pregnancy
  • Medical & obstetric complications of pregnancy

Research Interests

  • Ultrasound in pregnancy
  • Preterm Labor


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Awards/Honors (selected)

  • Faculty Teaching Award: For excellence in teaching medical students 2009-2017
  • Academy of Teaching Scholars:  Dewayne Andrews, MD Excellence in Teaching Award 2014
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award 2014
  • CREOG National Faculty Award 2014
  • Roy Pitkin Award 2014
  • Chairman’s Distinguished Teaching Award:  For sustained superior teaching 2011
  •  ACOG Roy M Pitkin Award 2014

Military Awards/Honors (selected)

  • Department of the Army Chief Army Reserve Certificate of Appreciation:  For successful completion of 20 years of service 2010
  • Bronze Star Medal 2008
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2008; 2001
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 2006
  • National Defense Service Medal  2006; 1994
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2008; 2001
  • Army Commendation Medal 1996
  • Army Overseas Ribbon 1996
  • Expert Field Medical Badge 1995
  • Army Achieve Medal 1995
  • Army Service Ribbon 1994

Publications (last five years)

Fields DA, George B, Williams M, Whitaker K, Allison DB, Teague A, Demerath EW.  Associations between human breast milk hormones and adipocytokines and infant growth and body composition in the first 6 months of life.  Pediatric Obesity 2017 Feb 3. Doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12182. [Epub ahead of print] Featured in the online themed issue titled Maternal-Infant Nutritional Factors Influencing Early Onset Obesity

Elimian A, Smith K, Williams M, Knudtson E, Goodman J, Escobedo M., Intramuscular Compared with Vaginal Progesterone for the Prevention of Recurrent Preterm birth: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.  Accepted.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug;134(2):169-72. doi:  10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.01.010.

Elimian A., Goodman J., Escobedo M., Nightingale L., Knudtson E., Williams M., Immediate Compared With Cord Clamping in the Preterm Neonate. Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:1075-9. Doi:10.1097/AOG

Williams, M, Chakravarty, E. “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy:  Impediments to Optimal Management of Both Biologic Use Before and During Pregnancy. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2014 May;26(3):341-6. Doi: 10.1097/BOR