Cheri Canon, MD

UAB School of Medicine
Professor and Chair of Radiology

Dr. Cheri Canon is President Elect of the MAP Board of Directors and a Scholarship member of Momentum’s Honor Roll of Women’s Leadership.

Cheri L. Canon, M.D., F.A.C.R. is a Professor and Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Radiology. 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 University of Alabama at Birmingham, 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 the UAB Health Services Foundation Board of Directors and was recently elected to the UAB Medicine Joint Operating Leadership Council, which is the senior leadership team for the health system.

Dr. Canon served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for eleven years. She is a member of the ABR Oral Exam Committee for GI and chaired the GI Committee for the ABR Certifying and Maintenance of Certification Examinations. She received the ABR Lifetime Service Award in 2013. She was appointed to the ABR Board of Trustees in 2016. Dr. Canon was vice president of the American College of Radiology (ACR), chancellor on the board, and previously served as chair of the ACR Commission on Education and the ACR 2015 and 2016 Program Committees. She has also assumed the role of Secretary-Treasurer for the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments. Additionally, she sits on the boards of directors for the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, and the Academy of Radiology Research, on which she serves as academic council chair and sits on its executive committee. She is also active in the Birmingham community and is a member of the Birmingham Rotary Club.

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