W. Richard Webb, MD, is a Professor of Radiology in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. 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 earned his medical degree from UCSF in 1971. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency from UCSF and his Chief Residency in Radiology from UCSF as well, followed by a fellowship in Chest Radiology 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, which have appeared in multiple editions and have been translated into 7 languages, and over 100 book chapters in other publications. Dr. Webb’s textbook, High Resolution CT of the Lung, now in its fifth edition, is considered the definitive textbook on the subject.
Dr. Webb 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 US and abroad. He has been invited to lecture in more than 35 different countries.
Computerized tomography (CT) of the thorax, high-resolution lung CT and other imaging for lung cancer
Thoracic imaging, CT diagnosis of thoracic disease, high-resolution CT diagnosis, diffuse lung diseases, lung cancer diagnosis
Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
• Internship: University of California, San Francisco, Mt Zion Hospital
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco - Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Pulmonary Imaging
• Chief Resident: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology
• California Medical Board Physician and Surgeon’s Certificate
• USDEA Controlled Substances Registration Certificate
• American Board of Radiology, Certification in Diagnostic Radiology
• California Department of Health Service
• X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
• University of the State of New York, Medicine and Surgery Certificate
• State Medical Board of Ohio, Medical License