Dr William N. Kelley, M.D.
Member, BMS IAC (2008-)
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
William N. Kelley, M.D., 67, has served as a Director of PolyMedix, Inc. since November 2005 and of PolyMedix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since August 2005. Dr. Kelley has served as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania since 1989. From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Kelley served as Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania with responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer for the Medical Center (and Health Systems upon its formation in 1993), Dean of the School of Medicine, and the Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biophysics. From 1975 to 1989, Dr. Kelley was the John G. Searle Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, Dr. Kelley was Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kelley currently serves as a director of Merck & Co., Beckman Coulter, Inc. and GenVec, Inc., which are all publicly held companies, and Advanced Bio-Surfaces, Inc., a privately held company. During his career, Dr. Kelley has also served on the editorial boards of 13 medical journals and his bibliography includes over 260 publications, including 17 books. Dr. Kelley holds an M.D. from Emory University.