Founding Director, Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center
James C. Stanley is the Marion and David Handleman professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his Medical Degree from that institution and after an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, he served as a medical officer at Brooke Army Center, before completing his surgical residency at the University of Michigan. He then joined the faculty of his alma mater, rising to the rank of professor in 1980. He was the head of the Vascular Surgery Section from 1976-2004. During that tenure one of eight of the nation's program directors in Vascular Surgery were trained at the University of Michigan. He has served as the Vascular Surgery Fellowship director from 1982-2006.
Dr. Stanley has an extensive clinical practice with a major focus on complex cerebrovascular and aortic disease, renovascular hypertension, splanchnic aneurysms and pediatric arterial diseases. He maintains an ongoing interest in biomedical research and was the director of the Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories from 1989-2004. Stanley was the recipient of the University's Distinguished Service Award in 1976, and the Michigan Medical Center Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in 2000. He became an honorary fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1992, an honorary member of the National Academy of Medicine of Columbia in 1994, and an honorary member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Section of Vascular Surgery in 1995. He has authored more than 300 scientific articles and 150 textbook chapters. He served as editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery from 1991-1996. Stanley has edited 10 books, including two on renovascular hypertension, one on biologic and synthetic vascular prostheses, and four editions of Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery.