Heber MacMahon, MB, BCh

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Professor of Radiology Chief, Section of Thoracic Radiology

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Heber MacMahon is a specialist in thoracic radiology—the imaging of diseases of the lungs. He is skilled in interpretation of chest radiographs and CT scans.

As a leader in the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center's Advanced Imaging program, Dr. MacMahon coordinates the basic and clinical research of many investigators in several disciplines who are focused on transforming cancer care through advanced imaging. This multidisciplinary group is currently:

  • Developing new technology for imaging, image-guided therapy and image analysis
  • Creating new targeted contrast agents
  • Using imaging to guide drug preclinical and clinical development
  • Applying imaging to the study of cancer initiation and progression.

Dr. MacMahon has lectured on advances in thoracic radiology, such as digital imaging and computer-aided diagnosis, at many national and international meetings. He has authored close to 200 articles in scientific and medical journals and 35 book chapters. In the past four decades, he has presented dozens of abstracts and exhibits at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

Medical Education

  • School of Medicine and Medical Science at University College Dublin


  • St. Vincent's University Hospital; Somerset Hospital


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Fleischner Society
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • American College of Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1975

Board Certifications

  • Radiology

Languages Spoken

  • English