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Richard Baron, MD

Professor of Radiology

Richard Baron, MD, is a pioneer in the field of diagnostic radiology, specializing in abdominal imaging.

Dr. Baron's research focuses on diagnostic imaging of liver disease and is an international authority on imaging in chronic liver disease and liver tumors. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and more than 20 book chapters on radiology and the diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers.

A well-respected expert in his field, Dr. Baron is frequently invited to present his work on the role of computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in abdominal imaging. He has been the recipient of the numerous awards, including the American Board of Radiology's Distinguished Service Award and multiple Magna Cum Laude Awards from the Radiological Society of North America and the Roscoe Miller Award from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists. He has served as President of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists and the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America. He has received recognition worldwide with multiple international honorary memberships.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine


Yale-New Haven Hospital (internal medicine)

Residency and Fellowship

Washington University, St. Louis (radiology)


American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance
Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-7226

Office Fax

(773) 702-2523

Office Postal Address

Richard Baron, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2026
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Baron

A well-respected leader in the field of abdominal imaging, Dr. Baron was chairman of radiology at the University of Chicago from 2002 to 2011.

Selected Publications

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