May 26, 2006

Medical society tap VUMC’s Ely, Kim

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Wes Ely, M.D.

Richard Kim, M.D.

Richard Kim, M.D.

Two physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been elected into one of the nation's oldest and most storied medical societies — The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

The ASCI inducted Richard Kim, M.D., professor of Medicine, Divison of Clinical Pharmacology, and Wes Ely, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

“It is very gratifying to see such outstanding physician-scientists being recognized at a national level,” said Eric G. Neilson, M.D., Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine. “All of them have made important contributions to American medicine through their superb work in scientific discovery.”

The ASCI, founded in 1908, has 2,600 physician-scientist members. Members are chosen based on their records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research.