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Campus Address KB 404 Zip 0000
Phone  (205) 934-8047
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Medical School  University of Alabama at Birmingham    1989  MD 
Graduate  Carraway Methodist Medical Center    1990  General Surgery 
Residency  Carraway Methodist Medical Center    1994  General Surgery 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Nutrition Sciences Research  Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Professor
Primary  Surgery - General Surgery  Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Richard Stahl began his medical career in 1994 when he entered private practice, ultimately forming Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, and engaged in a full range of general surgical procedures including gastrointestinal, breast, thyroid, and paprathyroid operations. Initially performing the open gastric bypass procedure, Dr. Stahl was one of only a few surgeons int eh 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. Recruited out of private practic and into academic medicine, he joined the faculty at UAB in 2010 as the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery. His other professional interest is surgical education, and he has been the director of clerkship in surgery at UAB since 2011. He has received the Faculty Teaching Award given by the surgery residents in 2012 and 2013.

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Bariatric Surgery, metabolism, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass, morbid obesity, minimally invasive