Ralph S. Lachman MD

Co-Director, International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry

Ralph S. Lachman, MD, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry, now at Cedars-Sinai. He is a medical consultant/medical board member for the Little People of America (LPA) and consults for Kaiser-Oakland and the Children's Hospital Oakland monthly skeletal dyplasia clinic.

Formerly, Dr. Lachman was the pediatric radiologist and Associate Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He held the position of Chief of the Division of Diagnostic Radiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center from 1974 to 1980. From 1980 until 1999 he was the Associate Chair of Radiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Lachman has written extensively on skeletal dysplasias with over 250 articles published in professional publications, such as the American Journal of Medical Genetics, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Genetics, Pediatric Radiology and Human Molecular Genetics. He is Associate Editor for Pediatric Radiology and the American Journal of Medical Genetics. He has updated and published the fifth edition of Taybi-Lachman's Radiology of Syndromes, Metabolic Disorders and Skeletal Dysplasias as well as multiple book chapters.

Dr. Lachman served as President of the Pacific Coast Pediatric Radiology Association in 1985 as a member of the Gold Medal Committee of the Society for Pediatric Radiology and received the Singleton-Taybi teaching award for that society.

Dr. Lachman earned his bachelor's degree from Temple University and his medical degree from the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.