Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Richard Leroy Becker, M.D., as a new pediatric radiologist.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico and Purdue University, respectively, he worked as a field engineer for an oilfield services company. He was later commissioned in the United States Navy and returned to academic study, receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
After training and serving as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon, Dr. Becker completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland, the nation’s leading academic military medical center. He served a total of 14 years on active duty, most recently as flight surgeon and staff radiologist at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, and remains active in the Navy reserve currently. He has received the Navy Commendation Medal three times as well as the Joint Services Commendation Medal.
Dr. Becker completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Pediatric Radiology.
He has contributed to a number of publications and presentations on topics including glenohumeral joint sepsis; pre-natal evaluation of lower extremity anomalies; and non-refluxing, non-obstructed primary megaureter.
Dr. Becker joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.