William J. Grist, MD

William Grist, MD      

Associate Professor
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


BS: Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
Residency: General Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 1976
Residency: Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982


American Board of Otolaryngology
State of Georgia Medical License


Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Staff  Physician
Otolaryngology Service
Veteran Administration Medical Center, Decatur, GA

Section Chief
Atlanta Veteran's Affairs Medical Center


Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society


American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Medical Society
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Metro Atlanta Educational Society for Otolaryngology, Past President Elect and President
Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, Past President
Medical Association of Georgia


An investigation of the hemostatic properties of J-coll, a new hemostatic agent (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson)

Controlled, double-blind, randomized, multi-center clinical trial comparison of the safety and efficacy of ciprofloxacin vs. clarithromycin in the treatment of patients with acute sinusitis (sponsord by Miles, Inc.)

A multicenter, multi-national, open label, single group, single and multiple dose study of foscan-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the palliative treatment of current, refractory or second primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in patients considered to be incurable with surgery or radiotherapy (sponsored by Scotia Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Quintiles Oncology Division)