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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
Primary  Surgery - General Surgery  Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences Research  Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) 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.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
AL Chapter of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery   Vice President / President    
SAGES  Resident Education Committee   
Associaton for Surgical Education  Clerkship Directors Committee, Steering Com.   
Southeastern Surgical Congress     
American College of Surgeons     

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Bimczok D, Grams JM, Stahl RD, Waites KB, Smythies LE, Smith PD. Stromal
regulation of human gastric dendritic cells restricts the Th1 response to
Helicobacter pylori. Gastroenterology. 2011 Sep;141(3):929-38. doi:
10.1053/j.gastro.2011.06.006. Epub 2011 Jun 12.  
Hunter J, Stahl RD, Kakade M, Breitman I, Grams J, Clements RH. Effectiveness
of thoracoscopic truncal vagotomy in the treatment of marginal ulcers after
laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Am Surg. 2012 Jun;78(6):663-8.
Mönkemüller K, Peter S, Toshniwal J, Popa D, Zabielski M, Stahl RD, Ramesh J,
Wilcox CM. Multipurpose use of the 'bear claw' (over-the-scope-clip system) to
treat endoluminal gastrointestinal disorders. Dig Endosc. 2014 May;26(3):350-7.
doi: 10.1111/den.12145. Epub 2013 Jul 16. 
Internal hernia after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Obeid A, McNeal S, Breland M, Stahl R, Clements RH, Grams J.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Feb;18(2):250-5; discussion 255-6. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2377-0. Epub 2013 Oct 

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