Diane Williams, PA-C has been practicing medical dermatology with David Jaffe, MD since 2004. Prior to that she worked for six years as a family medicine physician assistant in a federally-funded community health center in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Essex Community College in 1998 and then went on to earn a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002.
Ms. Williams grew up in Parkville, Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree in theology, graduating summa cum laude from Georgetown University. She worked as a community organizer for several years before attending Washington Theological Union and earning a Master of Divinity degree. After serving as the director of adult religious education at a church in Bowie, Maryland, Ms. Williams decided to pursue her interest in medicine. Becoming a physician assistant represented a career change, which Ms. Williams describes “as a transition from one healing ministry into another.”
Ms. Williams has developed an expertise in dermatology conditions such as acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, warts, eczema, hair loss, and skin cancers. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants.