A photo of Diane Babcock.

Diane S. Babcock, MD

  • Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Professor Emeritus, UC Department of Radiology



Diane S. Babcock, MD, grew up in Cincinnati and received her BA from Cornell University and her MD from Northwestern University Medical School. Her radiology training was at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Babcock was chief of the Section of Ultrasound from 1978-2000 and was the 1998 distinguished scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. She has written the textbook Cranial Ultrasonography of Infants and edited the monograph titled Neonatal and Pediatric Ultrasonography.

Babcock was the 1996 to 1997 president of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and is currently the editor of the SPR website. She is past-member of the Board of Governors and past-president of the Pediatric Section of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Babcock's special interests are in the use of ultrasound for diagnosing diseases in infants and children's neurologic abnormalities, especially hypoxic / ischemic injury in the newborn and its sequela. She is investigating the use of new contrast agents for Doppler ultrasound.

Babcock has been named the first recipient of the Frederic N. Silverman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Radiology, 1998-2000.

BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1966.

MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1970.

Internship: Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1971.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1974.

Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1971.

Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, 1975.

Certification: Radiology, 1975; American Board of Radiology, Certificate of added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology, 1995 and 2004.


Use of ultrasound for diagnosing diseases in infants and children; neurologic abnormalities; hypoxic / ischemic injury in the newborn and its sequel 

Services and Specialties



New contrast agents for Doppler ultrasound 

Research Areas



Lung Ultrasonography: A Viable Alternative to Chest Radiography in Children with Suspected Pneumonia?. Ambroggio, L; Sucharew, H; Rattan, MS; O'Hara, SM; Babcock, DS; Clohessy, C; Steinhoff, MC; Macaluso, M; Shah, SS; Coley, BD. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 176:93-98.e7.