Dr. Shellie Nicole Williams is assistant professor of geriatric and pallitive medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine. She serves as an inpatient consultant in palliative medicine providing symptom management, goals of care communication and interprofessional team management of patients with complex acute and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Williams areas of education and research interest include advanced stage dementia care, EOL communication, geriatric skill mastery with use of simulated patient encounters. Dr. Williams is also a physician in the University of Chicago's Memory Assessment Center, with a focus on consultation-based assessments of cognition and educating individuals and families facing Alzheimer's and related dementias. The Memory Center is heavily focused on providing support for loved ones living with dementia and provides a resource for education, therapies, research, and care of individuals with dementia. Dr. Williams also practices hospital-based geriatric consultative medicine.