Title and Department
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Course Instructor
Center for Professional Health
Professional bio

Wayne J. Riley, MD, is an academic primary care general internist with more than 25 years of progressively senior executive level management, policy, and leadership experience in academic medicine, patient care, research administration, academic health center administration, healthcare management, health policy, biotechnology, the corporate sector, government service, advocacy, and organized medicine.

Before Dr. Riley’s appointment at Downstate, he served as clinical professor of Medicine and adjunct professor of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and as an adjunct professor of Management at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Before his role at Vanderbilt, from 2007-2013, Dr. Riley served with distinction as the 10th president, chief executive officer, and professor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Dr. Riley is a course faculty member for "Addressing the Burnout Epidemic: A Training Program for Healthcare Leaders" at the Center for Professional Health.