Dr. Stanley earned his D.D.S. from the University of North Carolina and his M.D. from Duke University. He completed his residency at UCLA. Dr. Stanley joined the UW Otolaryngology faculty in 1993 and retired in 2017. During his tenure, he served as director of the residency program from 2009-2012 and was a consultant to the University of Washington Institute for Surgical and Interventional Simulation [currently known as the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH)].