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Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management,
Owen Graduate School of Management
Dr. Riley with his wife, Charlene M. Dewey, M.D. FACP
(center), and their daughters, Alexis (left) and Erin (right), on a
family vacation in Europe last summer.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
1. I was born and raised in . . .New Orleans, LA.
2. As a child I was . . .very inquisitive, organized, persistent
and goal directed.
3. I decided to be a doctor . . .after working in government
after college. By then I really had the "fire in the belly" to
pursue medicine even though I had grown up with it all around
4. The person(s) who influenced me the most . . .my late
physician father, Emile E. Riley, M.D. a surgeon!....the Honorable
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. MACP, the President Emeritus of Morehouse
School of Medicine and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Health & Human Services my Baylor Internal Medicine Program
Director, Edward C. Lynch, M.D., MACP, Major W. Bradshaw, M.D.,
FACP, the former Dean of Medical Education at Baylor College of
Medicine who gave me my first major academic leadership appointment
as Assistant Dean for Education at Baylor, and the late New Orleans
Mayor Ernest N. "Dutch" Morial who I had the honor of serving
before beginning a career in medicine. These five extraordinary
mentors and leaders have had a tremendous impact in my life for
which I am incredibly grateful and thankful.
5. I chose internal medicine because . . . it is intellectually
challenging and provides continuity of care to diverse populations
and settings. It was a perfect specialty to pursue as it
complemented my strong interests in academic medicine, health
policy, healthcare management and leadership in healthcare.
6. What I find most rewarding about my career is . . .the
diverse experiences and many challenges.
7. I joined ACP because . . . it is the most effective specialty
organization in the country at impacting patient care and the
practice of medicine.
8. An award or achievement I am proud of . . .Mastership in the
ACP, election to the Institute of Medicine and in High
School…..Four Year Perfect Attendance Award...I've always
9. My advice to medical students is . . ."seize the moment" and
appreciate the tremendous societal privilege it is to be a medical
student on the way to a fulfilling life as a physician.
10. I like people who . . .are honest, compassionate, empathic,
engaged, persistent, hard-working and personable.
11. My family includes . . .my lovely, talented, very
accomplished and supportive wife, Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., M.Ed,
FACP who I met in medical school and our two daughters - Erin and
Alexis who help to keep me grounded and balanced.
12. My interests/hobbies are . . .golf, spectator sports,
travel, and reading mostly nonfiction.
13. If I had the time, I would like to learn . . .to play the
14. I enjoy listening to . . .I am a "jazzaphile"….love
to listen to jazz and attend jazz concerts and performances in the
leading jazz venues across the country….my favorites are the
New York City legendary jazz venues: Jazz at Lincoln Center,
Village Vanguard, BlueNote, Birdland and Iridium, Yoshi's in the
Bay area and Snug Harbor in my hometown of New Orleans among many
others. My music collection on my iPod and iPad include Duke
Ellington, Count Basie Tito Puente, Coleman Hawkins, Wynton
Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, Dianne Schuur, Terrence Blanchard and
Joshua Redman. As I "came of age" in the 70's and 80's I also like
Earth, Wind & Fire, Maze and AWB!
15. I enjoy watching . . .sports on TV.
16. My idea of a great vacation is . . .Pinehurst Golf Resort in
N.C., the Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic, Europe and
Martha's Vineyard, MA.
17. Something others may not know about me is . . .I went to
catholic schools from first grade through high school. My first
school day at Yale was the first day I did not have to wear a
18. If I could be anything other than a physician I would be . .
19. A person I greatly admire is/was . . . Former ACP President
Gerald Thomson, Nelson Mandela. Mother Theresa, Lyndon Johnson,
more about Dr. Riley in the IMpact archives.
Chair, Board of Regents:
Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP
Palliative and Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Internal Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
University of Kashmir, India
Cold Spring Harbor, New York: Home of the DNA laboratory
1. I was born and raised in . . .Kashmir, India.
2. As a child I was . . .diligent and quiet.
3. I decided to be a doctor . . . in eighth grade when I
selected Pre-Med as an option for higher studies.
4. The person(s) who influenced me the most . . .My Grandmother
and my mother: two educated ladies who were way ahead of their
times in education, spirit and values.
5. I chose internal medicine because . . . I looked up to all
the Deans and the Internists on faculty, all men of course in the
early nineteen eighties. My vision was to acquire and practice with
all the knowledge they had.
6. What I find most rewarding about my career is . . . the
variety of experiences from teaching students and residents to
patient-care that is the center- stage of all activities and the
ever-changing policies that keep us on our toes.
7. I joined ACP because . . . it is my professional home. It has
presented me with opportunities to engage and exist with some of
the brightest names and figures in medicine. This involvement has
offered life-long learning opportunities that include learning and
teaching medicine, health-care policy and leadership at the State
and National level.
8. An award or achievement I am proud of . . .The Mastership of
the College and the teaching awards in Internal Medicine.
9. My advice to medical students is . . . Medicine is a
profession that you have chosen. Work hard at it, pick your area of
interest wisely; the one you will continue to adore twenty years
10. I like people who . . .are honest and direct, confident and
articulate; well-prepared and dedicated to patient-care.
11. My family includes . . .my husband Parvez Mir MD, our two
daughters and son -- all different and not in medicine!
12. My interests/hobbies are . . .gardening, reading, interior
13. If I had the time, I would like to learn . . . a few
14. I enjoy listening to . . . music from the 70's, classical,
15. I enjoy watching . . . old medical shows.
16. My idea of a great vacation is . . .anywhere outdoors with
family and close friends.
17. Something others may not know about me is . . . I like to
crochet and paint.
18. If I could be anything other than a physician I would be . .
.can't imagine ,maybe a writer or an artist.
19. A person I greatly admire is . . . Faith Fitzgerald , the
June 2015 Issue of IMpact