Dr. William Kelley selected as Top Professor of the Year in Medicine by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

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  Vero Beach, FL - 11/05/2019 (PRDistribution.com)


Dr. William N. Kelley, MACP, MACR, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was just recently selected as Top Professor of the Year in Medicine for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the healthcare profession.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

With having over 5 decades of professional experience as an Educator, Physician Scientist, and Medical Doctor, Dr. Kelley has certainly proven himself as an extraordinary professional, and expert in medical education.  Dr. Kelley is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success as one of the most respected doctors in America. He is noted for developing the first fully integrated university based academic health system in the country at the University of Pennsylvania and for expanding the Medical Center’s regional footprint by acquiring hospitals and private practices, including Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kelley’s impressive repertoire of roles have included Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Founding CEO of the Penn Health System (now known as Penn Medicine).

Prior appointments included Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, and Chief of Rheumatic and Genetic Diseases at Duke University followed by Professor of Biological Chemistry and Internal Medicine, and Chair of Internal Medicine with the Medical School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


Dr. Kelley was known for his breakthrough research and leadership of academic medical programs at Duke and the University of Michigan when he arrived at Penn. During Dr. Kelley’s Tenure, the Perelman School became a research powerhouse moving the school into the top 3 rankings for NIH funding.


Dr. Kelley earned his Doctor of Medicine at Emory University and subsequently served an internship and residency in Medicine at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Tx.  He completed his senior residency in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Other training included; Clinical Associate in Human Biochemical Genetics with the Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch of the National Institutes of Health, Educator to Fellow of Medicine at Harvard University, Macy Faculty scholar at the University of Oxford in England;. Later in his career he received an honorary Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Dr. Kelley for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make.  Dr. Kelley has tremendous foresight, extensive knowledge, is brilliant at what he does and was exactly what we were looking for.  His accomplishments are very impressive and we are truly honored to have him as our Top Professor of the Year in Medicine.  We are looking forward to meeting him at the gala.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Kelley has received many awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. He will be honored at IAOTP’s 2020 Annual awards Gala, being held at the Plaza Hotel in NYC for his selection as Top Professor of the Year in Medicine. In 2018 he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, Dr. Kelley was presented with the Kober Medal by the Association of American Physicians and he received the Emory Medal in 2000 from his alma mater, Emory University   He was the recipient of the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the John Phillips Award of the American College of Physicians, the Gold Medal Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Robert H. Williams Award from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the National Medical Research Award from the National Health Council.Dr. Kelley has been featured in many magazines and publications including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in the World among others.

Aside from his successful career, Dr. Kelley is a sought-after lecturer, speaker, contributor to numerous professional journals and chapters to books.  He was the co-inventor of a Viral-Mediated Gene Transfer System, which is the most commonly used method today for in vivo gene therapy.  He founded and edited numerous early editions of Kelley and Firestein’s Textbook of Rheumatology and Kelley’s Textbook of Internal Medicine.  He was also editor-in-chief for Essentials of Internal Medicine and co-editor of Arthritis Surgery and Emerging Policies for Bio-Medical Research. Dr. Kelley currently sits on the board of directors for TransEnterix Surgical, Inc. and has served on the Board of Directors for many public companies such as Beckman Coulter, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc, and has been involved with many committees and subcommittees with the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, The American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. 

Looking back, Dr. Kelley attributes his success to his perseverance, his education, his mentors as well as outstanding students and trainees he has had along the way. When not working he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.  For the future, he hopes to continue improving health care for all Americans.

For more information on Dr. Kelley please visit:  www.iaotp.com 


About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com

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