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Howard M. Richard, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine


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.

Highlighted Publications

  • 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

Research Interests

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