Richard E. Latchaw, M.D., Professor of Radiology at the UC Davis Medical Center since 2002, has been a practitioner of diagnostic and interventional Neuroradiology for the past 38 years.
Dr. Latchaw has been a leader in the development of Diagnostic Neuroradiology throughout his career. He is internationally known for his work in the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic stroke, including the evaluation of cerebral perfusion.
He has performed all forms of image-guided procedures in the head, neck, and spine, including recanalization of acutely occluded vessels; intracranial and extracranial angioplasty and stenting; pre-operative embolization of intracranial and extracranial tumors; and ablation of aneurysms, vascular malformations and arteriovenous fistulae of the head, neck and spine.
His current research interests are the development of thrombectomy devices for the entire body, both arterial and venous; catheter-based systems for the infusion of chemotherapy and stem cells to treat brain tumors and other abnormalities; and catheter-based systems to monitor the traumatized brain.
M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN 1968
B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 1966
Internship: Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT 1969
Diagnostic Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 1969-1971
Neuroradiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 1971-1973
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 1973
American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology, 2007
American College of Radiology, Fellow
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
American Stroke Association
Cardiovascular Council, American Heart Association
Fred Jenner Hodges Society (Alumni, University of Michigan Department of Radiology)
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
Stroke Council, American Heart Association
Honors and Awards
Radiology Editor's Recognition Award for Reviewing, w/Distinction, 1999
Honorary Member, Neuroradiology Association of Columbia, 1999
Honorary Member, Mexican Neuroradiology Society, 1996
Honorary Member, Radiology Society of Chile, 1994
Radiology Editor's Recognition Award for reviewing, w/Distinction, 1991
Honorary Member, French Canadian Society of Radiology, 1987
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1968
Scholarship for three months foreign study under Student Project for Amity among Nations. Thesis: Medicine in a Developing Country: A Survey of the Medical System of Tanganyika, 1963
Select Recent Publications
Imaging the Acute Stroke Patient: Where Are We in 2013? Presented at the 2013 Update in Advanced Imaging, Sponsored by UC-Davis, Sonoma, CA, October, 2013.
Acute Flaccid Paralysis. Presented at the monthly Neurology Grand Rounds, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA, March 28, 2013.
Controversies in the Neuro-Interventional Therapy of Acute Stroke. Stroke Therapy Webinar sponsored by the National Stroke Association, February, 2013.
State of the Art Imaging of the Acute Stroke Patient. Presented at the 2012 Update in Advanced Imaging, Sponsored by UC-Davis, Sonoma, CA, October, 2012.
Imaging of Metabolic and Toxic Abnormalities of the CNS. Presented at the 2012 Update in Advanced Imaging, Sponsored by UC-Davis, Sonoma, CA, October, 2012.
Problems and Potential Solutions in Recruitment for and Performance of Clinical Trials for Acute Stroke Therapy: Results of the BAC Survey. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Brain Attack Coalition, NIH, Washington, DC, February, 2012.
Imaging of Metabolic and Toxic Abnormalities of the CNS. Presented at the 2011 Update in Advanced Imaging, Sponsored by UC-Davis, Sonoma, CA, October, 2011.
Problems and Potential Solutions in Recruitment for and Performance of Clinical Trials for Acute Stroke Therapy: Development of a Survey. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Brain Attack Coalition, March, 2011.
Imaging of CNS Infections. Presented at the 2010 Update in Advanced Imaging, Sponsored by UC-Davis, Sonoma, CA, October, 2010.