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Heber MacMahon, MB, BCh

Professor of Radiology

Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology

Heber MacMahon is a specialist in thoracic radiology—the imaging of diseases of the lungs. He is skilled in interpretation of chest radiographs and CT scans.

As a leader in the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center's Advanced Imaging program, Dr. MacMahon coordinates the basic and clinical research of many investigators in several disciplines who are focused on transforming cancer care through advanced imaging. This multidisciplinary group is currently:

  • Developing new technology for imaging, image-guided therapy and image analysis
  • Creating new targeted contrast agents
  • Using imaging to guide drug preclinical and clinical development
  • Applying imaging to the study of cancer initiation and progression.

Dr. MacMahon has lectured on advances in thoracic radiology, such as digital imaging and computer-aided diagnosis, at many national and international meetings. He has authored close to 200 articles in scientific and medical journals and 35 book chapters. In the past four decades, he has presented dozens of abstracts and exhibits at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University College Dublin, Ireland


St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin
Somerset Hospital, Somerset, NJ


Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis


American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Fleischner Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Thoracic Radiology

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-1604

Office Fax

(773) 702-1161

Office Postal Address

Heber MacMahon, MB, BCh
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2026
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Radiology
  • Thoracic diagnostic radiology
  • Lung cancer detection
  • Dual-energy chest radiography
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Mediastinal tumors

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. MacMahon's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.