Arthur F. Dalley, II, Ph.D.

Research Professor

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Faculty Appointments
Research Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology Professor of Cell and Develpmental Biology, Emeritus
Ph.D., Anatomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahB.S., BIOLOGY, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Office Address
Medical Gross Anatomy Program
802A Light Hall
2215 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-0181
Research Description
My scholarly activity centers on (1) the (re)evaluation of content and instructional/learning methodology in current Gross Anatomy courses and educational media -- especially with regard to its relevance to contemporary clinical experience and practice, (2) the application of anatomic principles and facts to the understanding or solution of clinical findings and problems, and (3) anatomical terminology¿working to improve its precision for effective communication and exploring its role both in facilitating and hindering learning of anatomical concepts and principles as well as facts.

Primary among these is the first, in which I have been actively involved in attempting to identify, develop and apply the most suitable methods, media and/or technologies for the effective presentation of the various aspects of anatomy especially graphic presentation enabling interactivity and active learning for both the individual learner and for groups of learners, to facilitate the learning and understanding of anatomy by students and health professionals.

Common to all three areas of activity is the horizontal and vertical integration of experiences and information within the health sciences

Research Keywords
Medical education, Gross anatomy, Clinical anatomy, Morphology, Instructional methodology
Moore, K.L., A.M.R. Agur and A.F. Dalley II. Essential Clinical Anatomy, 4th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 2011.

Moore, K.L., A.F. Dalley, and A.M.R Agur. Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 6th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 2010.

Agur AMR and AF Dalley II. Grants Atlas of Anatomy, 12th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 2009.

Rankin JS, Dalley AF, Crooke PS, Anderson RH. A 'hemispherical' model of aortic valvar geometry. J. Heart Valve Dis. 2008 Mar; 17(2): 179-86. PMID: 18512488, ISSN: 0966-8519.

Latev MD, Dalley AF. Nerve supply of the brachioradialis muscle: surgically relevant variations of the extramuscular branches of the radial nerve. Clin Anat. 2005 Oct; 18(7): 488-92. PMID: 16121389, DOI: 10.1002/ca.20182, ISSN: 0897-3806.

Greathouse DG, Halle JS, Dalley AF. Terminologia Anatomica: revised anatomical terminology [editorial]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2004 Jul; 34(7): 363-7. PMID: 15296363, DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2004.0107, ISSN: 0190-6011.

Dalley AF II and D J Gould. Dynamic Human Anatomy [on CD-ROM]. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Institutional and Student editions, vers. 1.0, 2003, 2.0. 2004.

Miller SA, Perrotti W, Silverthorn DU, Dalley AF, Rarey KE. From college to clinic: reasoning over memorization is key for understanding anatomy. Anat. Rec. 2002 Apr 4/15/2002; 269(2): 69-80. PMID: 12001213, DOI: 10.1002/ar.10071, ISSN: 0003-276X.

Dalley AF. Thomas Willis 1621-1675. Clin Anat. 2002 Jan; 15(1): 2-3. PMID: 11835536, PII: 10.1002/ca.1083, DOI: 10.1002/ca.1083, ISSN: 0897-3806.

Dalley, AF. History of Gross Anatomy: 20th Century Anatomy and the Future Invited concluding presentation for Educational Affairs Symposium on the History of Anatomy, 19th Annual Scientific Session of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, June 6, 2002. Clin Anat. 2002; 15((6)): 423.

Dalley, AF, II. Have probe, will travel: adventures in teaching anatomy and planning a context-appropriate anatomy curriculum in Kathmandu. Clin Anat. 2002; 15((6)): 422.

Greathouse DG, Halle JS, Dalley AF. Blood supply to the spinal cord [letter]. Phys Ther. 2001 Jun; 81(6): 1264-5. PMID: 11380281, ISSN: 0031-9023.

Dalley AF. The American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA): the other American anatomy association. Anat. Rec. 1999 Oct 10/15/1999; 257(5): 154-6. PMID: 10597339, PII: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0185(19991015)257:5<154::AID-AR3>3.0.CO;2-2, ISSN: 0003-276X.

Dalley, A.F., II and Myers, J.H.. Frank H. Netter, M.D., Interactive Atlas of Clinical Anatomy [on CD-ROM]. Novartis Corporation, Summit, NJ, vers. 1.0, 1997, 2.0. 1999.

Myers, J.H. and A.F. Dalley, II. Frank H. Netter, M.D., Interactive Atlas of Human Anatomy. [on CD-ROM]. Novartis Corporation, Summit, NJ, ver 1.0, 1995; ver. 2.0. 1998.

Dalley, AF, II. Frank H. Netter, M.D., Atlas of Human Anatomy, 2nd ed., Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Summit, NJ. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 1998.

Quinn TH, Annibali R, Dalley AF, Fitzgibbons RJ. Dissection of the anterior abdominal wall and the deep inguinal region from a laparoscopic perspective. Clin Anat. 1995; 8(4): 245-51. PMID: 7552961, DOI: 10.1002/ca.980080402, ISSN: 0897-3806.

Quinn, T. H., Annibali, R., and Dalley, A. F., II. Dissection of the anterior abdominal wall and the deep inguinal region from a laparoscopic prospective. Clin Anat. 1994; 7((6)).

Dalley, A.F., R.E. Driscoll and H.E. Settles. The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act: what every clinical anatomist should know. Clin Anat. 1993; 6: 247-54.

Dalley, AF, II. Anecdotal anatomy. Clin Anat. 1993; 6((3)): 195.

Dalley, AF, II. God's image revised: altered anatomy. Clin Anat. 1993; 6((6)): 371-2.

Dalley, AF, II. In Memorium: Frank H. Netter, M.D [editorial]. Clin Anat. 1992; 5((5)): 417-9.

Dalley, A.F., II, and K. J. Cherry. Anatomic variations of nerves: a warning. in "Nerve Injury and the Vascular Surgeon". Seminars in Vascular Surgery. 1991; 4((1)): 3-11.

Dalley, A.F., II. The quest for the deciphering stone: "How do I study for this course?". Clin Anat. 1991; 4((1)): 41-9.

Dalley, A. F., II and D. R. Cahill. In the beginning, before there is insight: basics of cross-sectional viewing, interpretation and learning. Clin Anat. 1991; 4((1)): 67.

Cahill, D.R., and A.F. Dalley, II. A course in gross anatomy, notes and comment (1990). Clin Anat. 1990; 3((3)): 227-36.

Cahill, D. R., and A. F. Dalley, II. Epitome of a 1990 course in medical gross anatomy. Clin Anat. 1990; 4((1)): 65-6.

Dalley. AF, II. The quest for the deciphering stone: "How do I study for this course?". Clin Anat. 1989; 3((1)): 70.

Dalley, AF, II. Low back pain: Relevant clinical anatomy. Clin Anat. 1988; 1((1)): 64.

Dalley, AF, II. "Clinical anatomy" textbooks -- cases of facilitated delivery, precipitate labor, breech presentation or hysterical pregnancy?. Clin Anat. 1988; 1((3)): 222.

Dalley AF. The riddle of the sphincters. The morphophysiology of the anorectal mechanism reviewed. Am Surg. 1987 May; 53(5): 298-306. PMID: 3555199, ISSN: 0003-1348.

Magee, D.F., and A.F. Dalley, II. Digestion and the Structure and Function of the Gut. (Karger Continuing Education Series, Vol. 8). S. Karger Publishers, Inc., Basel, Switzerland. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 1986.

Baumel, J.J., A.F. Dalley and T.H. Quinn. The collar plexus of subcutaneous thermoregulatory veins in the pigeon, Columba livia; its association with esophageal pulsation and gular flutter. Zoomorphology. 1983; 102: 215-39.

Dalley, A.F., II, J.J. Baumel and T.H. Quinn. The Plexus (venous) subcutaneous collaris of the pigeon (Columba livia). Anat Rec. 1981; 199((3)): 62A-63A.

Baumel, J.J., A.F. Dalley, II, and T.H. Quinn. An unusual system of veins in the neck of the pigeon (Columba livia). Amer Zool. 1980; 20((4)): 759.

Dalley, A.F., II, J.J. Baumel and T.H. Quinn. Microanatomy of the Plexus (venosus) subcutaneous collaris of the pigeon (Columba livia). Amer Zool. 1980; 20((40)): 759.

Dalley, A.F., II. Morphology of the canine (Beagle) liver. Anat Rec. 1976; 184((3)): 387.

Dalley, A.F., II and G.N. Taylor. Observations of the fine structure of the perisinusoidal space of Disse and the endothelial lining of hepatic sinusoids in the Beagle liver. Anat Rec. 1974; 178((2)): 338.