Arthur F. Dalley, II, Ph.D.

Honored Member - 2003

R. Benton Adkins, Jr. Distinguished Service Award - 2009

Arthur F. Dalley, II, Ph.D., was appointed Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Director of Medical Gross Anatomy at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 1998. This was preceded by 24 years service at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctoral Degree from the University of Utah. At Creighton, Dr. Dalley was nominated for the medical students' "Golden Apple Award" for outstanding teacher 20 times, receiving the award 10 times. He also received the "Dedicated Teacher Award" and the “Outstanding Continuing Medical Educator Award” from his peers in the School of Medicine.

His scholarly activity centers on anatomical education and clinically-applied anatomy. Dr. Dalley is a founding member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, for which he served double terms as Secretary-Treasurer, followed by terms as Vice President, President-Elect, President and Past President. He continues to serve as Meeting Planner. Dr. Dalley serves as an Associate Editor of Clinical Anatomy, the official journal of the American and British Associations of Clinical Anatomy, and as a reviewer and educational consultant for other journals and publishing companies.

Dr. Dalley is co-author with Dr. Keith Moore of the 4th edition of the textbook Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 1999), co-author with Anne Agur of the 11th edition of Grant’s Atlas (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005), co-author with Douglas Gould of Dynamic Human Anatomy (CD-ROM), and was Consulting Editor for the 2nd edition of the Frank H. Netter M.D. Atlas of Human Anatomy (book – Novartis/ICON, 1997). Both Clinically Oriented Anatomy and the Netter Atlas have been published in six foreign languages. He is the Gross Anatomy Specialist on the Board of Consultants for the Stedman's Medical Dictionaries, former Anatomy Editor for the Frank H. Netter M.D. Interactive Atlas of Human Anatomy (CD-ROM), and conceived and served as Content Editor for the Frank H. Netter M.D. Interactive Atlas of Clinical Anatomy (CD-ROM), nominated by the Software Publishers’ Association for a Cody Award for Excellence in Software in the category “Best Debut of the Year” for 1998.

Since his relocation to Vanderbilt University, Dr. Dalley has received the Medical Center’s peer award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in the category of “Innovations in Educational Programming Proven to be Effective”, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and was nominated for one of the University’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence.

Art's service to the AACA is unparalleled. He has held every position within Council and acted as Meeting Manager for many years after completing his Council cycle. In addition, his wife Muriel has been actively involved with the Association in organizing/hosting the Accompanying Person's tours - a distinctive feature of each AACA meeting that makes accompanying spouses, etc. feel a welcome part of each meeting.