Dr. Cheri Canon, Chair of the Department of Radiology, announces the retirement of Professor Emeritus Robert J. Stanley, M.D. effective June 30, 2013.

A well-respected abdominal radiologist, Dr. Stanley became Chair of the Department of Radiology in 1982 and served for more than 20 years. During his tenure, Dr. Stanley recruited highly talented radiologists and researchers to UAB and as a result, our department gained national recognition and experienced unprecedented growth and productivity.
In 2008, Dr. Stanley received the prestigious Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to Radiology from the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). Dr. Stanley is a past president of the ARRS, and past editor in chief of the society’s journal, the American Journal of Roentgenology. He also served on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, including a term as vice president, and has chaired its Commission on Standards and Accreditation. Dr. Stanley also served as president of the Alabama Academy of Radiology and as an ACR Councilor for six years. In addition, Dr. Stanley served eight years as a trustee of the American Board of Radiology and was responsible for its written and oral examinations in gastrointestinal radiology.

 Dr. Stanley has been a remarkable radiologist and educator, inspiring generations of students and residents to strive for excellence in their academic and clinical endeavors.