In recognition of his distinguished achievements and leadership in radiology, as well as in research and teaching, Doctor Baron has been invited to present the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen - Honorary Lecture ‘Detecting liver tumours: the search for the Holy Grail’ at ECR 2011.
Richard L. Baron is currently chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago, where he has served since 2002.
In 1972 he completed his undergraduate education at Yale University cum laude, and in 1976 graduated from the Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Medical Society.
Following an internship in internal medicine at Yale, he completed his radiology residency and fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University. After serving on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington, he was chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1999. He was the founding President and CEO of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, an academic healthcare enterprise of over 1400 physicians and served in that role from 1997 to 2002.
Dr. Baron has over 135 published articles and 26 book chapters, predominately in liver and biliary tract imaging. Dr. Baron has been the recipient of numerous awards for his research, including the Hounsfield Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance and The Roscoe E. Miller Award from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, as well as numerous Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude exhibit awards from the Radiological Society of North America.
International organisations have bestowed upon him honorary memberships (La Sociedad Argentina de Radiologia and the Federacion Argentina de Asociaciones de Radiologia, Diagnostico por Imagenes y Terapia Radiante; Sociedad Chilena de Radiologia) and honorary fellowship (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology).
He has served as an associate editor for Radiology and for Liver Transplantation and served in leadership roles for multiple national radiology societies, including serving as president of the Society of Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance and the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists and on the board of directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American Roentgen Ray Society.