Richard Baron

Professor of Radiology

Phone: 773.834.7226
Fax: 773.702.2523

Education

Undergraduate: BA, cum laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1972
Medical school: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1976
Internship: Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT, 1977
Residency: Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1980
Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1981
Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Radiology, 1980

Service/Awards

  • President of the Board of Directors, Radiological Society of North America, 2016
  • Dean for Clinical Practice, University of Chicago, 2011-2013
  • Society of Abdominal Radiology, Walter B. Cannon Medal Award, 2013
  • American Board of Radiology, Distinguished Service Award, 2010
  • Cum Laude Award, Radiological Society of North America awarded to Buckle CE, Nathan JE, Buckle R, Baron RL for the exhibit “When the dust settles; Radiology after health care reform” Presented at the RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Nov 28 – Dec 3, 2010
  • Honorary Fellowship, European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, Awarded at the ESGAR Annual Meeting, Istanbul, June 9 – 13, 2008
  • Honorary member, La Sociedad Argentina de Radiologia and the Federacion Argentina de Asociaciones de Radiologia, Diagnostico por Imagenes y Terapia Radiante, 2007
  • Honorary membership, Sociedad Chilena de Radiologia, 2000
  • Cum Laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, Awarded to Oliver JH and Baron RL, for the scientific paper entitled “High Flow Injection Rates versus Low Flow Injection Rates: Does Increasing the Injection Rate Result in Greater Detection of Enhancement of Hepatocellular Carcinoma during Hepatic Arterial Phase CT?”. 1999
  • The Hounsfield Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, awarded to Baron RL, Marsh W, Oliver JH, et al., for the scientific paper entitled "Screening Cirrhosis for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Large CT-Pathologic Correlation Study". 1997
  • Gold Medal Award, American Roentgen Ray Society, awarded to Dodd G, Esola C, Memel D, Ghoatas A, Chintapalli K, Paulsen E, Nelson R, Ferris J, Baron R, for the scientific exhibit "Sonography: The Undiscovered Jewel of Interventional Radiology". 1996
  • Cum Laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance awarded to Peterson M, Baron RL, Murakami T, for paper "Optimal Timing and Value of Dynamic Contrast MR Imaging of Liver Tumors". 1996
  • Dupont Prize for Best Presentation, 46th Annual Royal Australasian College of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting, awarded to Little AF, Ferris J, Dodd GD, Baron RL, for paper "Hepatic Biopsy: Effects of Ascites on Complication Rate". 1995
  • The Moncada Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, awarded to Oliver JH, Baron RL, et al., for paper "The Added Benefit of Using Noncontrast and/or Arterial Phase Images in Conjunction with Portal Venous Phase CT in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma". 1995
  • Roscoe E. Miller Award, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, awarded to Campbell WL, Sheng R, Zajko AB, Baron RL, for paper "Cholangiographic Features of Biliary Strictures Following Liver Transplantation for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis". 1995
  • Tenth Annual Memorial Award, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, Awarded to Oliver JH, Baron RL, et al., for paper "The Added Benefit of Using Noncontrast and/or Arterial Phase Images in Conjunction with Conventional Portal Venous Phase CT in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma". 1995
  • Traveling Fellow, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology, 1995
  • Magna Cum Laude Award, Radiological Society of North America awarded to Baron RL, Bedel V, et al., for the scientific exhibit "Biphasic Contrast CT - The Value of Combining Arterial and Portal Venous Phase Imaging for Liver Evaluation." 1994
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Radiology, 1994
  • Cum Laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance awarded to Baron RL, Dodd GD, Holbert BL, Oliver JH, for paper "Helical Biphasic Contrast CT in Hepatocellular Carcinoma". 1994
  • Silver Medal Award, American Roentgen Ray Society, awarded to Dodd GD, Oliver JH, Federle MP, Baron RL, for Scientific Exhibit "Spectrum of Imaging Findings in Hepatic Cirrhosis: Pathologic Correlation in 500 Complete Hepatectomy Specimens. 1994
  • Magna Cum Laude Award, Radiological Society of North America, awarded to Dodd GD, Oliver JH, Federle MP, Baron RL, for the scientific exhibit "Spectrum of Imaging Findings in Hepatic Cirrhosis: Pathologic Correlation in 500 Complete Hepatectomy Specimens." 1993
  • Cum Laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, awarded to Baron RL, Ohtomo K, Dodd GD, Federle MP, for paper "Understanding Liver Morphology in Cirrhosis: Pathologic- Imaging Correlation in 420 Patients." 1993
  • Bronze Medal Award, American Roentgen Ray Society, awarded to Dodd GD, Medina JL, Campbell WL, Baron RL, for the scientific exhibit "Abdominal Manifestations of Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disease." 1992
  • Contrast Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, Awarded to Chambers TP, Baron RL, et al., for paper "Measuring Area Under Contrast Enhancement Curves: A New Method for Comparing Hepatic Enhancement Techniques." 1992
  • The Mallinckrodt Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography, awarded to Chambers T, Dodd GD, Miller W, Baron RL for paper "Hepatic Parenchymal Enhancement: Evaluation in The Same Patient." 1991.
  • The Roscoe E. Miller Award, The Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, awarded to Baron RL, Kimmey M, Sinanan M, et al., for paper "Piezoelectric Biliary Lithotripsy: One Year's Experience." 1990
  • The Hounsfield Award, The Society of Computed Body Tomography, awarded to Baron RL, Schulte SJ, Goodsitt MM, et al., for paper "Factors Determining CT Appearances of Gallstones: Answers From Dual Energy CT." Washington, DC, 1989
  • The Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists Research Award, Palm Desert, CA, 1989
  • Radiology, Editor's Recognition Award with Special Distinction, 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Radiology, Editor's Recognition Award, 1986, 1987
  • Third Annual Memorial Award, The Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, awarded to Baron RL, Lee SP, Rohrmann CA, et al., for paper "CT Analysis of Gallstones: Correlation with Chemical Analysis." 1988
  • Clinical Instructor of the Year, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, 1985
  • Dr. J. Esben Kirk Annual Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Washington University School of Medicine, 1976
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University, 1975

Clinical Interests

Body CT/MR; abdominal imaging; hepatobiliary imaging

Research Interests

Liver and biliary tract imaging