Administration & Faculty

Stephen Ely, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Associate Professor

Dr. Stephen Ely joined the faculty of the College of Allopathic Medicine in October of 2017 as an Associate Professor of Medical Education and will serve as a Course Director/Facilitator.

He comes with a broad background in research, teaching and clinical practice.

Dr. Ely, a Michigan native , graduated with a B.S. majoring in English from Western Michigan University, an M.S and Ph.D. in Physiology from Michigan State University and an M.D. from the University of Virginia, where he also completed residencies in General Surgery and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

He is Board Certified in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, is a Fellow of he American College of Surgeons and has more than 20 years of clinical experience focusing on coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, and surgical management of advanced heart failure including artificial heart technology.

Dr. Ely's research interests have focused on the role of adenosine in the metabolic control of the coronary circulation and protection of the heart during cardiac surgery. He holds multiple patents in the clinical use of adenosine.  

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