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Robert J. Stanley, M.D., FACR

Past Chair of Radiology, 
Retired Professor Emeritus, Abdominal Imaging Section

Dr. Stanley served as Chair of Radiology from 1982-2002. He came to UAB from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, where he was among the earliest investigators of computed tomography. This led to the creation of his (and co-editors) widely used textbook Computed Body Tomography with MRI Correlation. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions have numerous co-authors from UAB.

Dr. Stanley has served prominently at the national level of many radiological organizations. He was appointed to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology and served for 7 yrs., finishing as the Vice-President of the College in his final year. He also served as a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology for 8 yrs. He has been an officer and president of the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Uroradiology, the Society of Computed Body Tomography, and the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments. Following his time as chair, he was named the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology in 2003.

Dr. Stanley is a Gold Medalist recipient of RSNA’s highest honor. As a lead authority in the early development of body CT imaging, Dr. Stanley is known globally for his lectures on body imaging and is the author of over 180 scientific publications. Dr. Stanley’s leadership and commitments continue to be recognized nationally, as well as his mentoring legacy of multiple national leaders.

In addition to being named a RSNA Gold Medalist, he is a former recipient of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Gold Medal, 2014 Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) Gold Medal, and the 2014 Walter B. Cannon Medal for distinguished contributions by the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR).

As a world-renowned abdominal radiologist, it is a true honor for him to have served for 32 years in the Radiology Department at UAB.