The Margulis Alumnus Lecture

The biennial Margulis Society Alumnus Lecture was created in 2010 and recognizes a notable alumnus of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging who has succeeded in life, academia, or the private sector.

2022 Alumnus Lecturer

Richard Barth, MD 2022 Alumnus LectureDr. Richard Barth is the Radiologist-in-Chief emeritus at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, and Professor of Radiology at Stanford University.  Dr. Barth's radiology residency training was completed at UCSF followed by a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.  

His research interests have predominantly involved pediatric and fetal ultrasound applications in children and fetal MRI. Ultrasound research has focused on imaging alternatives to CT and MRI aimed at improving access and reducing radiation exposure and anesthesia. He initiated clinical and research pediatric ultrasound contrast programs at Lucile Packard in 2016. In 2018, he initiated a research collaboration between Stanford University and Fudan University, the largest children’s hospital in China, to investigate ultrasound elastography as a biomarker for pediatric liver fibrosis. He also started the fetal MRI program at Lucile Packard and currently serves as Medical Director. 

Dr. Barth has served in leadership positions in several societies including President and Chair of the Board for the Society for Pediatric Radiology and President of SCORCH (Society for Chairs of Radiology Departments at Children’s Hospitals. He is currently the Chair of the American College of Radiology Pediatric Commission and a member of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He also serves on the Board of the Society for Pediatric Radiology and is a recipient of the SPR Gold Medal and Presidential Recognition Awards.  As Radiologist-in-Chief, Dr. Barth has recruited over 20 pediatric radiology faculty including pediatric radiologists, physician scientists, and basic scientists, who have advanced the care of children thru their clinical and research efforts.

About The Margulis Society

The Margulis Society was created in 1991 as a fund-raising organization of UCSF Radiology alumni and faculty. The Society lends financial support to many aspects of the Department's residency teaching programs while fostering a continuing relationship among alumni, present trainees and the radiology faculty. The Margulis Society was named for Alexander R. Margulis, MD, former chairman of the Department, in recognition of his many years of leadership and innovation at UCSF.

Since its inception, the Margulis Society has grown substantially and its role in underwriting the radiology training program has become firmly established. The primary source of funds for this effort has been the yearly donations of Margulis Society members.

Past Margulis Alumnus Lectures 

Dr. Hess, Dr. Peter Moskowitz, Dr. Nick Costouros

2018 Alumnus Lecture

(L-R): Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, Peter Moskowitz, MD, and Nick Costouros, MD.

Alumnus Lecture 2016

2016 Alumnus Lecture

(L-R): Ron Arenson, MD, Michael P. Federle, MD, and Derk Purcell, MD.

Margulis Alumnus Lecture 2014

2014 Alumnus Lecture

(L-R): Ron Arenson, MD, William G. Bradley, MD, PhD, and James S. Chen, MD, PhD.

Robert Brasch, MD and Lecturer Herbert Y. Kressel, MD

2012 Margulis Alumnus Lecture

Robert Brasch, MD and Lecturer Herbert Y. Kressel, MD, graduates of the UCSF Radiology Residency, 1976.

William R. Brody, MD, PhD and Ronald L. Arenson, MD

2010 Margulis Alumnus Lecture

Lecturer William R. Brody, MD, PhD, a 1977 UCSF Radiology Residency graduate with Chair Ronald L. Arenson, MD.