Professor Jean Williams-Johnson BSc (Hons), MBBS, MSc & DM Em Med. (UWI), PGDip in Medical Ed (Dundee).

  • Appointed Registrar of the Medical Council of Jamaica in January 2024.
  • Professor Jean Williams-Johnson has a long record of accomplishments as a leader in the advancement of Emergency Medicine as a specialty within the Caribbean. She served as Residency Programme Director from 2005 to 2021, during which over 50 physicians graduated from the Mona, DM Emergency Medicine programme. She regularly contributed to university life and has served as Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus. 
  • In 2017 she was recognised for 14 years of outstanding service as Medical Director, to the Emergency Medicine Division, at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica.
  • As an Emergency Physician and researcher, she is especially interested in sickle cell disease, geriatric emergencies, hypertension, toxicology and trauma management. Among her distinguished record, Professor Williams-Johnson has published 44 peer-reviewed journal articles, 28 abstracts and a book chapter in the Tintinalli textbook of Emergency Medicine.  She was the site Principal Investigator for CRASH2 ‘Clinical Randomization of an antifibrinolytic in significant haemorrhage’ a landmark multi-country trial that established as the standard of care the early use of tranexamic acid for victims of trauma.
  • Her work has included collaboration with Wayne State University, which led to a memorandum of understanding with The UWI, which facilitates students and faculty accessing online and face-to-face educational opportunities.  She received a Fulbright Scholar Award for the Americas in 2010, undertaken at Wayne State University.  
  • Professor Williams-Johnson is a member of professional associations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Medical Association of Jamaica and the Jamaica Emergency Medicine Association. She serves as a reviewer for various journals and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Her public service has included work with the Caribbean Poison Information Network, the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine The John Rufus Williams Education Trust and the Westwood Old Girls Association.
  • For her work, Professor Williams-Johnson was awarded the Mona Campus Principal’s Award for Most Outstanding Research (2014). She made history as the first graduate of The University of the West Indies DM in Emergency Medicine postgraduate training program to be appointed Professor.