Dr. Wayne J. Riley

Dr. Wayne J. Riley

Dr. Wayne J. Riley was first influenced by his father, Dr. Emile Edward Riley, who was a surgeon, to pursue a career in medicine. Before deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps as a physician, he spent a few years working for the mayor’s office in his hometown of New Orleans where he pursued and received a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Riley received his Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 2007, Dr. Riley became president of Meharry Medical College, the nation’s largest predominately African American academic health science center and also his father’s alma mater.

Guest Appearances
March 15, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with President of the American College of Physicians Dr. Wayne Riley, Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Gun Violence David Clark, and Los Angeles City Council member Paul Krekorian to discuss firearm violence in the United States. The conversation opens...


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