Dr. Heber MacMahon - University of Chicago Medicine

Heber MacMahon M.D.

Thoracic Radiology Section Chief, Professor of Radiology

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Dr. Heber MacMahon is the section chief of the thoracic radiology division at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, bringing decades of experience to one of the country’s finest programs.

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MacMahon is the leader of the Center’s Advanced Imaging department, coordinating the basic and clinical research of investigators in several disciplines.

He is a specialist in lung disease imaging, skilled in the interpretation of CT scans and chest radiographs. His goal has long been transforming cancer care through advanced imaging.

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Heber MacMahon M.D.


Thoracic Radiology Section Chief, Professor of Radiology

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University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center


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His clinical interests include computer-aided diagnostics of lung diseases, such as mesothelioma; mediastinal tumors and dual-energy chest radiography. His research groups have focused on applying imaging to the study of cancer progression and developing new technology for image-guided therapy.

He attended medical school at University College in Dublin, Ireland. He did his residency in St. Louis at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He did internships at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and at Somerset Hospital in New Jersey.

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Last Modified March 1, 2018
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