The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

      Dr. Richard Heller was asked by a film crew to CT-scan a mummy &  interpret the findings. National Geographic TV was in Nashville televising a 13-part series entitled "The Mummy Show". 
    (photo by John Howser) 2001
    The National Geographic series seeks out the world's most unconventional mummies & tries to solve their mysteries. The mummy is supposedly the remains of Hazel Farris, a late 1800's outlaw, who reportedly died on Aug 5, 1906 of undetermined causes. Her body was displayed most of the last century in a circus sideshow before being rescued. The hosts of the TV show sought expertise from Heller in trying to confirm the mummy's identity & determine cause of death based on info from Farris' life.
    (photo by John Howser) 2001
       Dr. Heller shares a laugh with Dr. Ian Burr, left, & Dr. John Lukens, right, during a reception honoring his 29 years of service and work as the founding chief of Pediatric Radiology.
    (photo by Dana Johnson) 2004
        A reception was held honoring Dr. Heller’s decades of service & named a classroom as tribute. Attending are Dr. Jonathan Gitlin, Pediatrics Chair; Dr. Kevin Churchwell,Children's Hospital CEO;Dr. Marta Hernanz-Schulman, Pediatric Radiology Vice-Chair; and Dr. Jeremy Kaye, Chair of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 2009

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     Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences  
    Professor of Pediatrics 
    Program Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

      Dr. Richard M. Heller and his wife, Toni.
    Dr. Heller's children, Richard Heller III & Jaime Heller
    Dr. Heller earned the title of Knight, First Class Royal Order of Dannebrog, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark in 1999

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