Welcome to the Department of Radiology

MCW building and signThe Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Radiology brings together nationally recognized physicians and scientists, state-of-the-art equipment and patient care programs at affiliated, tertiary level care teaching hospitals on a regional medical center campus.

Vincent P. Mathews, MD, Chair of RadiologyVincent P. Mathews, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology
James E. Youker, MD, Professor in Radiology

Welcome to the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The department is undergoing significant change in our clinical practice. 

The Section of Emergency Radiology was developed and began providing overnight in-house faculty radiology coverage on October 1, 2016. Dr. Dhiraj Baruah led the organization and development of this section, which is necessary for the department to consider other growth opportunities. On July 1, 2017, MCW began providing radiology services for the entire Froedtert Health enterprise, which includes new practice locations at Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital West Bend, and several Community Physician clinics including a large clinic at the West Bend Health Center.

Dr. Darren O’Neill, previously Section Chief of Neuroradiology at Indiana University, joined MCW in February 2017 and assumed responsibility as Medical Director for the Community Hospital Division. Additionally, Dr. Ross Cerniglia's role has expanded to include Medical Director of the Community Physician locations. Drs. O'Neill and Cerniglia led transition preparations and worked with the Section Chiefs ensuring our ability to provide the highest level of subspecialty radiology care throughout the health system. Dr. Stacy O’Connor and Dr. Parag Tolat are the physician leaders who guided the information technology advancements required for this expansion. >>>more


The MCW Department of Radiology will provide the highest quality, cutting edge, patient centered diagnostic and interventional services, perform internationally recognized research to advance patient care, and educate excellent clinicians and radiologists.


The MCW Department of Radiology will be a leading patient care provider of diagnostic and interventional services. We will:

  • Deliver high quality, value-added, subspecialty clinical care.
  • Develop and advance basic science, translational and clinical research.
  • Provide outstanding training programs and become a destination of educational excellence.


July 2017
June 2017
  • Research paper "Site-Selective Delivery of Novel Trimodal Optical/MR/X-ray Contrast Bearing Photothermal Nanoconstructs Increases Uptake in Colorectal Liver Metastasis Tumors," co-authored by Amit Joshi, PhD, received top recognition at the WCIO 2017 Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
May 2017
  • Jill Hammersley, MD, lectured at 68th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Radiological Society (WRS). Dr. Hammersley presented, “Screening Mammography: What Every Radiologist Needs to Know and How the New York Times Got It Wrong.”
  • Julie Sullivan, MD, lectured at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Radiological Society (WRS). Dr. Sullivan presented, “Implementing Tomosynthesis Into Practice.”
  • The MCW Medical Physics Residency Program, under the direction of Yu Liu, PhD, has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).
  • Stacy O’Connor, MD, was elected to serve as a member of MCW's Faculty Information Technology Committee for a three-year term of 2017-2020.
  • Dr. Joshua Pohlman’s work with Dr. Nghia Vo on bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernias was designated as a ‘Best Case’ at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) conference in Washington, DC.
  • Peter LaViolette, PhD, was awarded a grant through Novocure, a company that makes the TTField glioblastoma treatment systems. The grant is $295,000 over four years; $220,000 is direct funds.
  • Sarah White, MD, MS, FSIR, is the recipient of a $20,000 supplemental award from the MCW Cancer Center for her ACS Pilot Research Project titled, “Develop a new magnetically triggered oxaliplatin nanoparticle to treat colorectal liver metastases.”
  • Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, received funds from Novocure for research project "Assessment of Optune Therapy for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma using Advanced MRI" comparing standard versus advanced MRI for ability to predict response to Optune therapy. The project is budgeted for $160,070 over two years.
  • Dr. Yang Wang’s paper, “Multiband multi-echo imaging of simultaneous oxygenation and flow timeseries for resting state connectivity” was selected for inclusion in the PLOS ONE 10-year anniversary dataset collection.  Only four papers are selected for the Neuroscience category.  MCW co-authors include Drs. Alexander Cohen, and Andrew Nencka.
  • Sarah White, MD, MS, FSIR, was inducted as a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). The induction ceremony was at the SIR March 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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Other Locations Served by MCW Radiology

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)

Radiology Newsletters

Spring 2016

MCW Radiology Spring 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2015

MCW Radiology Newsletter Summer 2015

Summer 2014

MCW Radiology Newsletter Summer 2014



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