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Richard Webb, MD is Professor Emeritus of Radiology in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Section, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a co-author of Fundamentals of Body CT, 4th Edition.


Dr. Webb earned his medical degree from UCSF in 1971. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency, Chief Residency, and Chest Radiology fellowship at UCSF. He was chief of the Thoracic Imaging Section from 1995-2006, and in 2006 was named the Hideyo Minagi Professor of Radiology at SFGH. He retired in 2009 after 37 years in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF.


Dr. Webb is an expert in computerized tomography (CT) of the thorax, high-resolution lung CT, and imaging for lung cancer. His research is conducted by the use of high-resolution CT in the evaluation of diffuse lung disease, which involves review of the HRCT in various diseases. A sponsored study of therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis involved a multi-center study of the drug treatments of IPF, with high-resolution CT being obtained for diagnosis and follow-up.


Dr. Webb has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, authored or coauthored 8 books, and written over 100 book chapters in other publications. He is Past President of the Society of Thoracic Imaging, a member of the Fleischner Society and a fellow of the Society of Computed Body Tomography, Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, both in the U.S. and abroad. He has been invited to lecture in more than 35 countries.

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