Dr. Becker earned his medical degree in 1977, from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He also completed an internship in internal medicine and his residency there. Soon after, he was appointed assistant professor, associate professor and finally professor and chief of the vascular section in the department of radiology.
In 1990 he accepted a position as director of interventional radiology at the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla, where in 1998 he became assistant medical director and medical director of research and outcomes. In June 2004, Dr. Becker went on to become the branch chief of image-guided intervention for the Cancer Imaging Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He remained with the NCI for the next year and a half, before finding a new home in Arizona.
Over the past two decades, Dr. Becker has contributed greatly to the field of minimally invasive therapies for vascular disease, which he continues to focus on at The University of Arizona. He has published nearly 200 journal articles and three dozen books and book chapters.
Dr. Becker has served on the editorial boards of many medical publications, and contributed as a manuscript reviewer for many more. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology and was its editor-in-chief from 1990 to 1995. He has also been an active member of approximately two dozen professional medical organizations.
Dr. Becker also serves as associate executive director for diagnostic radiology and subspecialties at the American Board of Radiology, based in Tucson.