This session will describe the diagnostic and treatment challenges for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus for patients who may have other diagnoses or disorders that either contribute to NPH symptoms, or that may be entirely responsible for NPH-like symptoms in the absence of NPH.
Michael A. Williams, MD
Michael A. Williams
Dr. Michael Williams is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his medical degree and neurology training at Indiana University Medical Center, finishing in 1989. After a fellowship in Neurosciences Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he joined the Department of Neurology faculty in 1991, where he was an NCCU attending physician and also established the Adult Hydrocephalus Center. He moved to Sinai Hospital in 2007 to become Medical Director of the Brain & Spine Institute, where he also established and direct their Adult Hydrocephalus Program. In 2016, he moved to the University of Washington,
where he is establishing a center for Adult & Transitional Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders.
Dr. Williams co-chaired the first-ever NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Workshop on hydrocephalus in 2005. In 2008, he helped to create the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders
(ISHCSF), and was the 3rd president of the society. He also is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Intracranial
Hypertension Research Foundation. He is actively involved in patient advocacy with the Hydrocephalus Association, is a
member of the Medical Advisory Board, and one of the founding members of the AHCRN. Most of our community knows
Dr. Williams as a welcoming Medical Co-Chair of our 2006, 2012 and 2014 biennial national conferences.