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Cheri L. Canon, M.D., FACR, FSAR, FAAWR

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology
Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology
Chief Clinical Integration Officer, UAB Health System
Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section

205-934-9577 | Location: JT N448

Cheri L. Canon, M.D., FACR, FSAR, FAAWR is professor and chair, and Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair, of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and the Chief Clinical Officer for the UAB Medicine ambulatory practice. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing her residency training in diagnostic radiology at the UAB, she joined the faculty in the abdominal imaging section.

Dr. Canon served as the radiology residency program director and vice chair of education for seven years. She was the UAB School of Medicine Curriculum Committee chair when an organ-based curriculum was implemented. She then served as senior vice chair of operations and division director of diagnostic radiology before her appointment as chair. She sits on UAB Medicine Joint Operating Leadership Council, which is the senior leadership team for the health system and is a trustee on the board of the physician practice.

Dr. Canon served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for eleven years, a member of the Board of Trustees, and now sits on its Board of Governors. She was recently appointed as president-elect. She was the vice chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR), chancellor on the board, and the chair of the ACR Commission on Education. As a member of the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute, she helped launch a comprehensive leadership development program in partnership with the most recognized business schools. She is a fellow of the college and received the ACR Gold Medal in 2021, its highest honor. She received the Alabama Academy of Radiology’s Silver Medal in the spring of 2022. Dr. Canon is the immediate past-president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) and the co-creator of LEAD, a women’s leadership development program jointly developed by SCARD and GE Healthcare. Additionally, she sits on the boards of directors for the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, now serving as president, and the Academy of Radiology Research Academic Council. She previously served on the leadership for Momentum, a Birmingham women’s leadership organization. In recognition of her advocacy for women, she was recognized with the American Association of Women in Radiology Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award in 2020. In 2022, Dr. Canon was recognized by the University Of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni Award.