Michael L. Richardson M.D.

 Michael  L. Richardson M.D.

Bio

Dr. Richardson is a UW professor of radiology and an adjunct professor of orthopedic surgery. He is expert in advanced musculoskeletal imaging. Besides his…

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Patient Care Philosophy

As a radiologist, my direct patient contact is somewhat limited. Unfortunately, when I do directly see patients, it is usually in the context of a possibly uncomfortable procedure. I therefore try to spend extra time answering their questions, allaying any fears and making these procedures as comfortable as possible.

Personal Interests

Hiking, folk music and dance, and playing fiddle and guitar.

Clinical Interests

Advanced imaging of joint disease, musculoskeletal tumors, metabolic bone disease and sports medicine.

Research Interests

Statistical analysis of imaging data, innovative applications of technology for radiology education and innovations in medical publishing.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Baylor College of MedicineMedical education1975
David Grant USAF Medical CenterResidency
St. Joseph Hospital (Houston)Internship
Univ. of Calif. San FranciscoFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1975

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology1982
Dr. Richardson is a UW professor of radiology and an adjunct professor of orthopedic surgery. He is expert in advanced musculoskeletal imaging. Besides his research in musculoskeletal imaging, he has also published a number of papers and books on educational technology.

Dr. Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Texas A & M University, followed by an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After an internship at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, he entered the United States Air Force as a USAF staff internist. After completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis AFB, he then served as a USAF staff radiologist. After leaving the Air Force, he underwent a year-long fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and has served several times as an oral board examiner for the ABR.

Following fellowship, Dr. Richardson joined the UW radiology faculty in 1984. During his time at UW, he has taken a number of graduate courses in biostatistics and medical informatics. He is listed in "The Best Doctors in America" directory, and has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and 10 books. He is a member of numerous radiology societies.