Franklin N. Tessler, M.D., C.M., F.A.I.U.M., F.S.R.U.

Vice Chair for Radiology Informatics, Division Director of Diagnostic Radiology
Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section
205-996-4442 | Location: JT N450

Dr. Tessler came to UAB to become Chief of Body Imaging in the Department of Radiology in August 2002. He assumed the added responsibility for oversight of informatics in the department three years later. In February 2011, Dr. Tessler was appointed Executive Vice Chair for Operations and Director of the Division of Diagnostic Radiology. He is closely involved with IT projects throughout UAB Medicine, leads an initiative to deploy mobile devices and applications in the institution, serves on multiple IT-related committees, and is co-chair of the UAB Information Security Advisory Committee. Dr. Tessler has authored or co-authored more than fifty papers in the radiology literature, in addition to several book chapters, one book, and numerous articles in Macintosh computer publications. Nationally, he has been recognized by being awarded Fellowship in the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Society of Radiologist in Ultrasound. Dr. Tessler’s clinical focus is on ultrasound and CT.