Dr. Stanley currently serves as director of the Cardiovascular Center and was previously the Head of the Vascular Surgery Service at the University of Michigan until 2004. He has also served as both the Director of Medical Student Education and Director of Resident Education in General Surgery. Dr. Stanley was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1964. After an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, he served as a medical officer at Brooke Army Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was an NIH trainee in Academic Surgery in 1969 and 1970. After completing his Chief Residency in 1972, he joined the University of Michigan faculty, rising to the rank of professor in 1980. Dr. Stanley has an extensive clinical practice in vascular surgery and maintains an ongoing interest in biomedical research. Dr. Stanley was the recipient of the first Conrad Jobst Award for Research in Vascular Surgery in 1972, the University of Michigan Distinguished Service Award in 1976, and the Michigan Medical Center Alumni Society 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 is a member of 30 Scientific Societies. He was President of the Society for Vascular Surgery in 1996-1997 and served as Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery from 1991 to 1996. Dr. Stanley is also an avid lepidopterist, enthusiastic Snipe sailor, and novice marathon runner.