Franklin Tessler MD

Dr. Tessler is Professor, Executive Vice Chair, Vice Chair for Radiology Informatics, Diagnostic Radiology Division Director, and Medical Director for the Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He sub-specializes in abdominal imaging (ultrasound and CT) and has a longstanding interest in thyroid sonography. Dr. Tessler led the third phase of the American College of Radiology's TI-RADS (Thyroid Imaging, Reporting, and Data System) project, which developed a risk stratification scheme to determine which thyroid nodules require ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration or follow-up based on sonographic features.