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Richard H. Wiggins

Richard H. Wiggins, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

Radiology
Salt Lake City
801-581-4624
  • Dr. Wiggins is the Associate Dean of CME of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and BioMedical Informatics. He received his BA in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, and his MD degree from the University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center. After a surgical internship, and a research fellowship in Head and Neck Imaging at the University of Florida, he completed his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Mississippi, and a Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Wiggins has more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 11 books, over 100 book chapters, and presented more than 600 national and international lectures on Neuroradiology, Informatics, and Teaching and Education. He served as the program chair of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) from 2014 - 2020. He is past president of the Western Neuroradiological Society (WNRS), and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR). He has served on multiple executive committees and program committees, and served as the program chair for multiple national and international conferences in both neuroradiology and imaging informatics. He was elected as the inaugural fellow of the Academy of Health Science Educators for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Utah as well as the Honored Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America, as well as several other teaching awards. He was also named the 25th Fellow of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine, and named a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He has been chosen as an international outreach speaker and educator by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and the American Society of Head & Neck Radiology (ASHNR). Dr. Wiggins is CAQ certified in Neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology and also certified by the American Board of Imaging Informatics.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Imaging Informatics
    American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
    American Board of Radiology (Radiology)
  • Dr. Wiggins is the Associate Dean of CME of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and BioMedical Informatics. He received his BA in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, and his MD degree from the University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center. After a surgical internship, and a research fellowship in Head and Neck Imaging at the University of Florida, he completed his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Mississippi, and a Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Wiggins has more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 11 books, over 100 book chapters, and presented more than 600 national and international lectures on Neuroradiology, Informatics, and Teaching and Education. He served as the program chair of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) from 2014 - 2020. He is past president of the Western Neuroradiological Society (WNRS), and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR). He has served on multiple executive committees and program committees, and served as the program chair for multiple national and international conferences in both neuroradiology and imaging informatics. He was elected as the inaugural fellow of the Academy of Health Science Educators for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Utah as well as the Honored Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America, as well as several other teaching awards. He was also named the 25th Fellow of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine, and named a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He has been chosen as an international outreach speaker and educator by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and the American Society of Head & Neck Radiology (ASHNR). Dr. Wiggins is CAQ certified in Neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology and also certified by the American Board of Imaging Informatics.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Radiology & Imaging Sciences -Primary
    Biomedical Informatics -Adjunct
    Otolaryngology -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Imaging Informatics
    American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology)
    American Board of Radiology (Radiology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Neuroradiology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Diagnostic Radiology - University of Mississippi Medical Center Resident
    Fellowship Head and Neck Imaging - University of Florida Fellow
    General Surgery - University of Florida Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center M.D.
    Biochemistry - University of Texas at Austin B.A.
    Undergraduate Biochemistry - Texas Christian University

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Bellamkonda N, Highland J, McCrary HC, Slattery L, King B, Teames C, LeBaron K, Wiggins RH, Abraham D, Hunt JP (2024). Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography for Parathyroid Adenoma Localization: A Pre-Operative Imaging Protocol. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 133(4), 441-448. (Read full article)
    2. Zhu GG, Xie AY, Elahi F, Overfield C, Mackner J, Chakraborty A, Wiggins RH (2023). RadDiscord's Big Bang: Perspectives and Impact of Creation of a Successful Radiology Education Community. Acad Radiol, 31(2), 390-398. (Read full article)
    3. Zhu GG, Xie AY, Elahi F, Asumu H, Chakraborty A, Stoddard GJ, Al-Dulaimi R, Wiggins RH (2023). Perspectives From the RadDiscord Annual Survey: Overview of the Top Study Tools and Evaluation of Study Time and Various Resources. Acad Radiol, 31(2), 399-408. (Read full article)
    4. Tooker EL, Wiggins RH 3rd, Espahbodi M, Naumer A, Buchmann LO, Greenberg SE, Patel NS (2023). The Natural History of Observed SDHx -Related Head and Neck Paragangliomas Using Three-Dimensional Volumetric Tumor Analysis. Otol Neurotol, 44(9), 931-940. (Read full article)
    5. Findlay MC, Yost S, Bauer SZ, Cole KL, Henson JC, Lucke-Wold B, Mehkri Y, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Plute T, Friedman L, Richards T, Wiggins R, Karsy M (2023). Application of Radiomics to the Differential Diagnosis of Temporal Bone Skull Base Lesions: A Pilot Study. World Neurosurg. (Read full article)
    6. Koontz NA, Tomblinson CM, Shatzkes DR, Glastonbury CM, Phillips CD, Dean K, Strauss S, Agarwal M, Robson CD, Wiggins RH (2022). A Gamified Social Media-Based Head and Neck Radiology Education Initiative of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology: Viewership and Engagement Trends at 3 Years. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 43(12), 1784-1791. (Read full article)
    7. Salem AE, Shah HR, Covington MF, Koppula BR, Fine GC, Wiggins RH, Hoffman JM, Morton KA (2022). PET-CT in Clinical Adult Oncology: I. Hematologic Malignancies. Cancers (Basel), 14(23). (Read full article)
    8. Salem AE, Fine GC, Covington MF, Koppula BR, Wiggins RH, Hoffman JM, Morton KA (2022). PET-CT in Clinical Adult Oncology-IV. Gynecologic and Genitourinary Malignancies. Cancers (Basel), 14(12). (Read full article)
    9. Fine GC, Covington MF, Koppula BR, Salem AE, Wiggins RH, Hoffman JM, Morton KA (2022). PET-CT in Clinical Adult Oncology-VI. Primary Cutaneous Cancer, Sarcomas and Neuroendocrine Tumors. Cancers (Basel), 14(12). (Read full article)
    10. Wiggins RH, Hoffman JM, Fine GC, Covington MF, Salem AE, Koppula BR, Morton KA (2022). PET-CT in Clinical Adult Oncology-V. Head and Neck and Neuro Oncology. Cancers (Basel), 14(11). (Read full article)
    11. Covington MF, Koppula BR, Fine GC, Salem AE, Wiggins RH, Hoffman JM, Morton KA (2022). PET-CT in Clinical Adult Oncology: II. Primary Thoracic and Breast Malignancies. Cancers (Basel), 14(11). (Read full article)
    12. Koppula BR, Fine GC, Salem AE, Covington MF, Wiggins RH, Hoffman JM, Morton KA (2022). PET-CT in Clinical Adult Oncology: III. Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Cancers (Basel), 14(11). (Read full article)
    13. Peralta EA, Swiston CJ, Wiggins RH, Warner JEA, Vegunta S (2022). Temporal Lobe Encephalocele in a Patient With Suspected IIH: A Case Report. J Neuroophthalmol, 43(4), e173-e174. (Read full article)
    14. Wilkinson SW, Etheridge T, Swiston CJ, Vegunta S, Wiggins RH, Warner JEA (2021). Bilateral Posterior Cerebral Artery Stroke from COVID-Related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in a Child. J Neuroophthalmol, 42(3), e548-e550. (Read full article)
    15. Hsu D, Rath TJ, Branstetter BF, Anzai Y, Phillips CD, Juliano AF, Mosier KM, Bazylewicz MP, Poliashenko SM, Kulzer MH, Rhyner PA, Risk B, Wiggins RH, Aiken AH (2021). Interrater Reliability of NI-RADS on Posttreatment PET/Contrast-enhanced CT Scans in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Radiol Imaging Cancer, 3(3), e200131. (Read full article)
    16. Agarwal N, Ahmed AK, Wiggins RH 3rd, McCulley TJ, Kontzialis M, Macedo LL, Choudhri AF, Ditta LC, Ishii M, Gallia GL, Aygun N, Blitz AM (2020). Segmental Imaging of the Trochlear Nerve: Anatomic and Pathologic Considerations. J Neuroophthalmol, 41(1), e7-e15. (Read full article)
    17. Larson CR, Wiggins RH (2019). FDG-PET Imaging of Salivary Gland Tumors. Semin Ultrasound CT MR, 40(5), 391-399. (Read full article)
    18. Wiggins RH 3rd, Davidson HC, Harnsberger HR, Lauman JR, Goede PA (2001). Image file formats: past, present, and future. Radiographics, 21(3), 789-98. (Read full article)
    19. Christian ME, Davidson HC, Wiggins RH 3rd, Berges G, Cannon G, Jackson G, Chapman B, Harnsberger HR (2001). Digital processing of radiographic images from PACS to publishing. J Digit Imaging, 14(1), 14-7. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Omami G, Wiggins RH 3rd (2023). Inflammatory Lesions of the Jaws. [Review]. Dent Clin North Am, 68(2), 259-276. (Read full article)
    2. Puac-Polanco P, Rovira, Shah LM, Wiggins RH, Rivas Rodriguez F, Torres C (2023). Imaging of Drug-Related Vasculopathy. [Review]. Neuroimaging Clin N Am, 34(1), 113-128. (Read full article)
    3. Culleton S, Wiggins R, McNally JS (2021). Imaging spectrum of extracranial arterial vascular pathology: pearls for the radiologist. [Review]. Clin Radiol, 77(3), 167-178. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Wiggins RH (2006). Sinonasal Overview. In Harnsberger HR (Ed.), Diagnostic Anatomy: Brain, Head and Neck, Spine (pp. (II-Section 2):104-113). Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc.
    2. Wiggins RH (2006). Pterygopalatine Fossa. In Harnsberger HR (Ed.), Diagnostic Anatomy: Brain, Head and Neck, Spine (pp. (II-Section 2):118-123). Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc.
    3. Wiggins RH (2004). Nodal Metastases, SCCa (SMS). In Harnsberger HR (Ed.), Diagnostic Imaging: Head and Neck (pp. 46-7). Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc.

    Commentary

    1. Shah LM, Wiggins RH (2022). Beyond the AJR: Targeting the Outpatient Setting to Promote Judicious Neuroimaging for Patients with Dizziness. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 219(5), 846. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Lev MH, Gadde JA, Wiggins RH (2022). A Brief History of Neuroradiology and the 60th Anniversary of the ASNR: "Through the Decades with ASNR". [Letter to the editor]. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 43(12), E54-E59. (Read full article)
    2. Meltzer CC, Wiggins RH 3rd, Mossa-Basha M, Palasis S, Russell E, Mikulis D, Rhyner P, Anderson J, Peterson RB, Smirniotopoulos J, Barkovich AJ, Zimmerman RD, Filippi CG, Rowley HA, Koontz NA, Jay AK, Nickerson J, Hamilton B, Chow D, Whitlow CT (2020). Misleading Public Statements About COVID-19. [Letter to the editor]. J Am Coll Radiol, 18(1 Pt A), 6-7. (Read full article)

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Richard Wiggins (2021). Utah Head and Neck Imaging Center of Excellence YouTube Channel. 89 Subscribers, hundreds of views. @UHNICE. https://www.youtube.com/@UHNICE [Web]. YouTube. Available: https://www.youtube.com/@UHNICE.