Bio

Bio


Dr. Westley has clinical training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Palliative Care.

He is Captain, USPHS (retired) having worked for 22 years in Anchorage, Alaska providing care primarily for Alaska Natives and American Indians. From 2002 to 2014 his work in Seattle, Washington focused on Critical Care and for most of that time he was ICU Medical Directory and Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy.

For more than two decades working both in Alaska and Seattle, Washington he explored ways to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of clinical care both in the hospital and in ambulatory clinics. Most recently his focus is to improve the quality of communication and care provided for patients and their families facing serious, often life limiting illnesses and those in the final stages of their lives.

Clinical Focus


  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
  • Fellowship:University of Washington Dept of Surgery (1981) WA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1976)
  • Residency:Yale - New Haven Hospital (1976) CT
  • Medical Education:Pennsylvania State University (1973) PA
  • Fellow, University of Washington, Pulmonary Disease (1981)
  • Resident, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine (1976)
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1987)
  • MD, Pennsylvania State University, Medicine (1973)

Community and International Work


  • Beta blockers and Exercise Induced Asthma, London, England

    Topic

    Novel beta blocker selectivity

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Medical Resident International Experience, Shiraz, Iran

    Topic

    supervising Resident

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Yale-New Haven Hospital

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Medical Student International Experience, Garkida, Nigeria

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Church of the Brethren

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Publications

All Publications