John William Eley, MD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Executive Associate Dean, Medical Education and Student Affairs, Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


A Board certified medical oncologist, J. William Eley, MD, MPH, practices oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Eley joined the faculty at Emory University in 1989 after completing his internal medicine and oncology training when he accepted a position in the Department of Epidemiology at the newly formed Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Eley taught medical students clinical epidemiology from 1989 until 2007. 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's Creativity, Art, and Innovation Steering Committee, the Medical School Admissions Committee, the Medical School Executive Curriculum Committee and previously served as the Chair of the American Cancer Society's Council for Extramural Grants. 


Dr. Eley received an undergraduate degree in chemistry, his Medical Degree, and his Masters of Public Health, all from Emory University. He also completed his Internship, Residency, and Fellowship at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals.


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.


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Dr. Eley is the 2017 recipient of the Charles R. Hatcher Jr, MD, Award for Excellence in Public Health.

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