Cheri CanonCheri Canon, M.D., FACR, FAAWR, has been named chief clinical officer for the ambulatory practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Canon is a professor and the Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology in the Department of Radiology.

In this role, Canon will work closely with Patricia Pritchett, executive vice president of Administration and Ambulatory Services, to enhance excellence, quality, efficiency, and access.

“Over the past several years, Dr. Canon has served as chair of the Ambulatory Access Executive Committee,” says Reid F. Jones, CFO of UAB Medicine. “In this role, she has been instrumental in addressing many of the challenges we face with regard to physician access. She also has been invaluable in working with and providing guidance to the Access Center, to help streamline the issues affecting efficient patient scheduling.”

Canon will continue serving as chair of the Department of Radiology.