E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship

Dr. E. Wesley Ely is a critical care pulmonologist and a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Ely cares for patients with critical illness in the intensive care unit. His research interests focus on the psychological, cognitive, and functional consequences of delirium and its intersection with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  

Dr. Ely completed a master of public health degree at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency, a pulmonary and critical care fellowship, and a geriatric neuropsychology fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Ely also completed a lung transplantation fellowship at Washington University. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1998.