Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Vascular Interventional Section Chief
22 South Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Education and Training
1986 B.S., Bio-Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1990 M.D., University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Post Graduate Education and Training
1990-1991 Internship, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
1995-1999 Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York
1999-2000 Fellowship, Angiography/Interventional Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Howard M. Richard, III, M.D. is an Associate Professor Of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Richard is a board-certified interventional radiologist who specializes in women's interventions, urological interventions and complex vascular retrievals and embolizations. In regard to women's interventions he has a special interest in uterine fibroid embolization and chronic pelvic venous congestion. In addition he sees patients with chronic pelvic pain for which he provides diagnostic and therapeutic image guided nerve blocks. In regard to urological interventions Dr. Richard has extensive experience in urinary stone disease management and percutaneous image guided cryosurgery surgery for renal cancer. In regard to complex vascular procedures, he is an institutional resource for patients with difficult embedded IVC filters and the image guided embolization of persistent endoleaks.
Dr. Richard received his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed a surgical internship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. He served in the US Army Medical Corps as a General Medical Officer prior to completing his radiology residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Richard has varied research interests. He is the primary investigator in the Ablation of Renal Masses Outcomes Registry (ARMOR) at the University of Maryland and international registry for patients who receive cryosurgery for renal cancer. He is also the principal investigator of an ongoing prospective evaluation of treatments for patients with the pudendal neuralgia.
- Richard III HM. Removal of a TrapEase Inferior Vena Cava Filter for Chronic Abdominal Pain 2 Years after Implantation. 2013 J Vasc Interv Radiol. Sep;24(9):1419-21.
- Richard III, HM, Marvel, RP. CT guided pudendal nerve block. Open Journal of Radiology, 2013; 3:41-44
- Saksobhavivat N, Shanmuganathan K, Chen HH, DuBose JJ, Richard III HM, Khan MA, Menaker J, Mirvis SE, Scalea TM. Blunt Splenic Injury: Use of a Multidetector CT–based Splenic Injury Grading System and Clinical Parameters for Triage of Patients at Admission. 2015 Radiology: 274(3):702-711
Development of Clinical Programs
Uterine fibroid embolization
Minimally invasive treatment of chronic pelvic venous insufficiency
CT guided renal cryoablation
CT guided peripheral nerve block for chronic pelvic pain
Prostate embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Development of Innovative Techniques
Referral resource for difficult inferior vena cava filter removal
CT guided pulsed radio-frequency neurotomy for chronic pelvic pain
Awards and Affiliations
2012 Selected as Baltimore Magazine “Top Doctor” in Interventional Radiology
2014 Top Doc award at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
2016 Elected to Fellowship in the Society of Interventional Radiology