Richard D. Stahl
UAB Medical Center
The Kirklin Clinic, 5th Floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Specialty: GI Surgery
Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor
School of Medicine: University of Alabama
School of Medicine, 1989
Internship: Carraway Methodist Medical Center 1989-1990
Residency: Carraway Methodist Medical Center 1990-1994
Certification: American Board of Surgery
Interests: Dr. Stahl's clinical interests include the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, and the metabolic effects of such surgery, advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cholecystectomy, and hernia repair.
Biography / interests:
A resident of Alabama since childhood, Dr. Stahl attended Auburn University where he graduated with highest honors and a BS in biology. He received his MD degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in surgery at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. He entered private practice in 1994, ultimately forming Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, and engaged in a full range of general surgery including gastrointestinal, breast, thyroid, and parathyroid diseases. However, he gradually focused most of his attention on bariatric surgery.
Initially performing the open gastric bypass procedure, Dr. Stahl was one of only a few surgeons in the state offering this operation. Following the footsteps of Drs. Henry Laws and Ronnie Clements, Dr. Stahl became one of the first Alabama surgeons to offer laparoscopic gastric bypass. As his bariatric practice grew, so did his interest in weight loss surgery and the metabolic effects of such surgery. Enticed out of private practice and into academic medicine, he joined the faculty at UAB in 2010 as the medical director of bariatric surgery.