Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.

Mother Theresa

E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Ely graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1989.  He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He then completed training in medical evaluation and management of lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  He currently serves as Professor of Medicine for the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care. 

Dr. Ely has published hundreds of journal articles, many books and book chapters, letters, editorials and book reviews.  He has had several of his research publications singled out for re-publication or abstraction in scholarly collections and reviews of noteworthy accomplishment in science.

He is an author of the Geriatric Review Syllabus (GRS), Board Review materials for Geriatric Board Study, currently used by those preparing for subspecialty boards in Geriatrics.  He also has authored Board Review material for the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for the America College of Physicians (ACP), particularly for the subsection on Critical Care, used for preparation for Internal Medicine board examinations.

Dr. Ely serves as a reviewer of multitude of  medical journals including The Lancet,  New England Journal of Medicine,  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest,  Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine,  Respiratory Care, Anesthesiology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons to just name a few.  

His essays relating to faith-based issues in health care often appear in many other publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The National Catholic Register.