Kentucky Endocrinologist to Receive Distinguished Service Award from Major Medical Association

Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:04 am EDT



Fred A. Williams, Jr., MD, FACP, FACE, is the 2018 recipient of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Yank D Coble, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award, for being recognized as a leader in American medicine by his peers, and whose personal and professional conduct reflects the values and mission of AACE. Dr. Williams will receive his award during the Convocation on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the 27th AACE Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Boston.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Williams is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Currently, he practices with KentuckyOne Health Endocrinology and Diabetes Associates. 

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS), and served as its president in 2004, and in 2013, served as president of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA).

In 2017, Dr. Williams received KMA’s Distinguished Service Award, and is the current chair of the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute (KPLI). He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Class of 2005 and participates in various civic, charitable, and church activities. He is the current President of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. 


 About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at  


About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, please visit