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J. William Eley, MD

Executive Associate Dean
Medical Education & Student Affairs

Dr. Bill Eley is a native of Georgia who received an undergraduate degree in chemistry, an M.D., and the M.P.H. degree, all from Emory University. After completing his Internal Medicine and Oncology training, he accepted a position in the Department of Epidemiology at the newly formed Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 1989. His research interests have focused on differences in survival between African-American and Caucasian women diagnosed with Breast Cancer, approaching this problem via population based studies. He has previously worked in clinical oncology at Grady Memorial Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital, and currently continues seeing patients with breast cancer at the Winship Cancer Institute and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Eley has taught medical students clinical epidemiology for the last 15 years. His service on the Medical School Admission’s Committee led to his appointment as Associate Dean and Director of Admissions in 2000. In 2004 he was appointed Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Eley serves on the University Advising Committee on Teaching, the Medical School Admissions Committee, the Medical School Executive Curriculum Committee and Chairs the Fellowship Selection Committee of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).