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Richard N. Southard, MD

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Section Head, Cardiac Imaging



Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Radiology Outpatient Radiology Oncologic Imaging Nuclear Medicine Molecular Imaging Diagnostic Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Cross-Section Imaging Cardiac CT


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016


Education & Training

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology; American Board of Radiology Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology; American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School / Education

Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH


(Pediatrics) Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; (Radiology) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


(Pediatric Radiology) Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; (Visiting Professor, Pediatric Oncology/Body Imaging) Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; (Visiting Fellow, Nuclear Medicine PET/CT), Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiolo

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Clinical Instructor of Radiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Professional Affiliations

Society of Pediatric Radiology; Radiological Society of North America; Society for Computed Tomography and Body MRI; Childrens Oncology Group, Society of Nuclear Medicine; American College of Radiology


  • Best Doctors database; Top Radiologists, Consumer Research Council; Emeritis Staff, Medical City Dallas Hospital; D Magazine, Best Pediatricians and Pediatric Subspecialists; First Prize, Pittsburgh Roentgen Society Research Forum; First Prize, 11th Annual Pediatric Research Forum; Cum Laude Society; Goodwin Cup for Excellence in the Sciences

Research & Publications


Recent publications:


Abstracts in print:

1) Barnes C, Bailey S, Southard R, Vaughn J, Towbin R.  MRarthrography of the shoulder in children: a pictorial review. Pediatr  Radiol. (2011) 41 (Supp 1): S387-8.


 2) Southard RN, Morris JD, Mahan JD, Hayes JR, Torch MA, Sommer A, Zipf WB. Bone Mass in Healthy Children: Measurement with Quantitative DXA.  Radiology 179: 735-738, 1991.



3) Miketic LM, Southard RN, Vlock D.  Metastatic Melanoma: Manifestations and Complications.  Radiology 181 (P):  356, 1991



Abstracts/Scientific Exhibits:


Barnes C, Bailey S, Southard R, Vaughn J, Towbin R.  MRarthrography of the shoulder in children: a pictorial review.  Posterpresented at  IPR 2011 - 6th Congress and Exhibition of the jointSocieties of Paediatric Radiology. London, United Kingdom, May 27-31, 2011.

Diagnostic and Cross-Sectional Imaging; Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging; Cardiac CT; Oncologic Imaging, Outpatient Radiology Services; Practice Development
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