Richard E. Latchaw, M.D., Professor of Radiology at UC Davis Medical Center since 2002, has been a practitioner of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology for the past 40 years.
Dr. Latchaw has been a leader in the development of Diagnostic Neuroradiology throughout his career. His particular interests have been in the diagnosis and therapy of vascular abnormalities of the head, neck, and spine. He has edited three textbooks and written over 400 papers, chapters and editorials. Dr. Latchaw has presented over 500 papers nationally and internationally.
He has performed all forms of image-guided procedures in the head, neck, and spine, including intracranial and extracranial angioplasty and stenting; ablation of aneurysms, vascular malformations, and fistulae; and recanalization of acutely occluded vessels. He is internationally known for his work in the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic stroke, including evaluation of cerebral perfusion.
Dr. Latchaw's current research interests are the development of thrombectomy devices and catheter-based systems to treat brain tumors and 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,
American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology, 2007
American College of Radiology, Fellow
American Heart and Stroke Associations
American Society of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology (ASITN)
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
Cardiovascular Council, American Heart Association
Fred Jenner Hodges Society (Alumni, University of Michigan Department of Radiology)
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
National Stroke Association
Radiological Society of North America
Stroke Council, American Heart Association
World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
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.