Office Address:
Health Services Research, 2525 West End Avenue, MCN, Room / Suite Suite 450, Nashville, TN 37209

Professor of Medicine

Grant W. Liddle Chair

Previous Role/Title
Professor of Medicine, Grant W. Liddle Chair
Specialty
Delirium, Dementia, Palliative Care, Sepsis, ARDS, Outcomes in the ICU, Aging, Mechanical Ventilation, Weaning, End-of-Life, COVID-19 ARDS Respiratory Failure, COVID-19 Delirium, COVID-19 Related Dementia

Education

MD - Tulane University School of Medicine
MPH - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
BS, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Professional Highlights

Clinical Interest

Dr. E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH is a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and a particular passion for care of older critically ill patients. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Ely and the CIBS Center designed and conducted multiple federally and institutionally funded COVID-related investigations outlined on their COVID-19 webpage.
Research Keywords
Dr. E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH is a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and a particular passion for care of older critically ill patients. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Ely and the CIBS Center designed and conducted multiple federally and institutionally funded COVID-related investigations outlined on their COVID-19 webpage: https://www.icudelirium.org/cibs-center/covid-19-and-cibs-center.
Research Description
Dr. E. Wesley Ely (wes.ely@vumc.org) is a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ely’s research has focused on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with ICU-acquired brain disease (manifested acutely as delirium and chronically as acquired dementia). He is the co-director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS Center), which has amassed thousands of patients into cohort studies and randomized trials answering vital questions about ICU acquired brain disease and other components of ICU survivorship. His team developed the primary tool (CAM-ICU, translated into 30+ languages) which is used to measure delirium in ICU-based trials and clinically at the bedside in ICUs worldwide. Dr. Ely has been continuously federally funded (NIA and/or VA) for over 15 years. He has over 450 peer-reviewed publications and over 50 published book chapters and editorials. His wife is a pathologist and together they have 3 daughters who are the light of their lives.