Richard Batz, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Associate Chief of its Community Radiology Division. He provides clinical imaging services at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and specializes in body imaging. 

Dr. Batz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and received advanced training in musculoskeletal radiology and body imaging through fellowship programs at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, respectively.

Dr. Batz serves on several committees at UT Southwestern, including the Performance Improvement Committee and the Medical School Advisory Interview Committee. His commitment to patient safety is demonstrated by his active involvement in the Computed Tomography (CT) Dose Reduction Committee and service on the Board of Directors for the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.

He is also a member of national and international professional organizations including the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American College of Radiology, and the Texas Medical Association.


Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock (1999)
Texas Tech Health Science Center (2000), Rotating
Lenox Hill Hospital (2004), Diagnostic Radiology
Hospital for Special Surgery (2005), Musculoskeletal Radiology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute (2006), Body Imaging


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Esophagectomy and Gastric Pull-through Procedures: Surgical Techniques, Imaging Features, and Potential Complications.
Flanagan JC, Batz R, Saboo SS, Nordeck SM, Abbara S, Kernstine K, Vasan V Radiographics 2016 Jan-Feb 36 1 107-21
Dermatomyositis and calcific myonecrosis in the leg: ultrasound as an aid in management.
Batz R, Sofka CM, Adler RS, Mintz DN, Dicarlo E Skeletal Radiol. 2006 Feb 35 2 113-6
Sonographic evaluation and diagnosis of postoperative pseudotumor of the back with histologic correlation.
Batz R, Sofka CM, Adler RS, DiCarlo E, Lane J J Ultrasound Med 2005 Jul 24 7 1017-9
Acquired lymphedema of the hand due to herpes simplex virus type 2.
Butler DF, Malouf PJ, Batz RC, Stetson CL Arch Dermatol 1999 Sep 135 9 1125-6

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Merit
    Awarded from American Roentgen Ray Society (2018)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Awarded from American Roentgen Ray Society (2017)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Awarded from American Roentgen Ray Society (2017)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Awarded from Radiological Society of North America (2016)
  • Best Fellow Presentation
    2005-2006 for "Ewing’s Sarcoma" (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • New York Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Texas Medical Association