Wayne Riley
Published June 20, 2013
Updated April 22, 2021

Dr. Wayne Riley is 17th president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a primary care general internist with experience in academic medicine, patient care, research administration, academic health center administration, health care management, health policy, biotechnology, the corporate sector, government service, advocacy and organized medicine. At SUNY, he is co-chair of the Student Mental Health Task Force.

Riley is chairman of the board of trustees for the New York Academy of Medicine, and a past president of the American College of Physicians. Previously, he was a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, one of the oldest historically black academic health science centers in the country.

Expertise: Obamacare and Affordable Care Act, public health, health care for minority and under-served communities, health care policy, health care management, internal medicine, primary care, health administration, biotech

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Office of the President:

Phone: 718-270-2611

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