President of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University
Wayne J Riley, MD, MPH, MBA is a distinguished physician executive currently serving as the President of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY, USA where he holds tenured professorships in internal medicine, and health policy and management. Dr Riley’s broad range of experience encompasses clinical and academic medicine, research programme oversight, biotechnology, primary care, public health, health care management and policy, health care quality, academic health science centre administration, and government service. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine, a Commissioner of the US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Chair of the Board of the New York Academy of Medicine, President of the Society of Medical Administrators – an organisation of leading North American physician executives, and a President Emeritus of the American College of Physicians.
Dr Riley is a member of the Board of Directors of HCA Healthcare Inc, a learning health system comprising 180 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care in the US and in the UK where he serves as Chair of the Patient Safety & Quality Committee and a member of the Audit & Compliance and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees. He previously served as a Director of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. He holds a BA from Yale University, an MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, an MD from the Morehouse School of Medicine, and an MBA from Rice University.