Randy Ray Richardson, M.D., has had 20 years’ experience as a pediatric radiologist, educator and administrator primarily in the Phoenix metropolitan area. As an educator he served as radiology program director for one year in 2006 at Maricopa medical center and program director of the St Joseph’s radiology residency from 2007-2011. In 2011 he became the assistant Dean of medical education for Creighton university school of medicine and a year later become the regional campus Dean in Phoenix. Administratively he was academic chair of radiology at St Joseph’s Hospital for 10 years until stepping down in July of 2018 to increase his focus on the Phoenix regional campus expansion.
Dr. Richardson Earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1995 after graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature from Brigham Young University in 1991. After medical school he completed a radiology residency with the Air Force at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force base in 1999 and then completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2000.
Dr. Richardson has enjoyed success as a researcher in the field of pediatric cardiac imaging and is the author of three pediatric cardiac imaging textbooks, more than 100 chapters in other major pediatric textbooks and many journal articles, online apps, websites, syllabi, presentations and lectures in the field of pediatric and cardiac imaging.
Dr Richardson has been recognized for his expertise in pediatric radiology and teaching. He has been recognized by Phoenix Magazine as one of the top physicians (TopDocs) in pediatric radiology on 3 different occasions (2009, 2013 and 2015) and named pediatric subspecialist of the year at St Joseph’s in 2008. He received the Golden apple award for outstanding teaching in 2015 and the Gold Humanism award in 2017 from Creighton University School of medicine and was named teacher of the year 8 out of the last 20 years by radiology residents.
Dr. Richardson has consistently tried to give service locally and abroad. He frequently travels to Rocky Point Mexico to provide ultrasound exams for a community clinic and has been part of humanitarian aid efforts to Turkey and Chile. In his local area in West Mesa he serves as chair of the Just-Serve committee designed to promote local charity involvement from the community. He also chairs the self-reliance committee in West Mesa which provides 12 week courses on finding a better job, starting a business, finance, and education. More than 600 people have completed these courses in the last 3 years.
Dr. Richardson has been married for 30 years to Jennifer Montague Richardson and has 6 children ranging in age from 11-27 years of age with two grand-daughters and a grand-son.