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Wayne J. Riley

Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management

Subject Area(s): Health Care

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP

Wayne Joseph Riley served from January 2007 to June 2013 as the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of historic Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, the nation’s largest, private, independent, historically black academic health center dedicated to educating health professionals.  Founded in 1876, Meharry Medical College is comprised of Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Graduate Studies and Research with 980 students, 350 faculty, 1,000 employees an annual budget of approximately $150 million. Previously, he served as Vice-President and Vice Dean for Health Affairs and Governmental Relations and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the renowned -- and highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report -- Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas.  He joined the prestigious faculty there after completing residency training at Baylor’s highly regarded internal medicine residency training program.


M.B.A., Rice, 2002
M.D., Morehouse, 1993
M.P.H., Tulane, 1988
B.A., Yale, 1981


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