Welcome to the Department of Radiology

The 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. Learn 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.


David Cameron, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is the current President of Alzheimer's Research UK. Mr. Cameron toured the Daniel M. Soref Imaging Research Facility at MCW and met with leaders in Neurosciences on campus. Gregory Q. Hill, JD; Matt Scaglione, PhD; Cecilia Hillard, PhD; The Rt Hon David Cameron; Vincent P. Mathews, MD; Joseph S. Goveas, MD; and Kevin Koch, PhD.

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Eric R. Smith, MD has been selected as a member of the 2017-18 RSNA Resident and Fellow Committee (RFC)

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MCW Graduate School logoMCW faculty receiving the 2016-17 Oustanding Graduate School Educator awards are Donald R. Jacobson, PhDSarah B. White, MD; and Kevin M. Koch, PhD.  By providing innovative training of the best and by the best, MCW Radiology trains highly skilled healthcare professionals. Awardees are faculty of the MCW Healthcare Technologies Management program. 

CHW MCW LogoNghia (Jack) N. Vo, MD was named President Elect for the Society of Chairs of Radiology at Children’s Hospitals.

JMI logogCo-authors Peter LaViolette, PhD, MSMark Hohenwalter, MD, and other MCW colleagues, published a paper in the Journal of Medical Imaging on the topic of prostate cancer. Follow-up studies will include collaboration with Petar Duvnjak, MDMichael Griffin Jr, MD, PhDAdam Zorn, MD, and Parag Tolat, MD.

Christopher G. Peske, PA-CWe're pleased to announce that Christopher G. Peske, PA-C has received the 2017 Children's Specialty Group (CSG) PA Excellence Award.  Chris has been a physician assistant for 29 years. He joined MCW ten years ago and currently works in the Pediatric Radiology Division.

Chris is actively involved in student educations, PA workgroups and organizing quarterly interventional radiology M&M reviews. He strives to build collaboration and a sense of community via his practice daily. Chris’ passion and desire to make a difference makes him a role model for all those he interacts with both professionally and personally.

Additional nominees for the award included Susan Boebel, Lynn Calaway, Diana Choren, Tia Derflinger, Jennifer Dunham-Ingle, Nancy Etter, Brenda Haase, Anne Lange, Lindsey Ray, Katie Ricciardi, Joree Ruiz and Kristen Slusar.

Thanks to all of you for the work you do every day for our kids and families. 

Keith E. Baynes, MDKeith E. Baynes, MD was elected to the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars (STS) Faculty Council. Each year since 1990, up to three full-time MCW faculty have been elected to STS whose mission is to, by example and action, stimulate innovation in medical education and represent excellence in education in faculty forums.

Best Doctors Logo 2017-18A total of 20 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty radiologists are listed on the Best Doctors® in America list for 2017-2018. Physicians selected for inclusion are determined through a peer-review by thousands of doctors nationwide. Only those physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers as well as meet additional qualification criteria are included. Congratulations to: Keith E. Baynes, MD, Joseph J. Budovec MD, Guillermo F. Carrera, MD, Scott J. Erickson, MD, W. Dennis Foley, MD, Mary Beth Gonyo, MD, Lawrence R. Goodman, MD, Robert S. Hellman, MD, Robert A. Hieb, MD, Eric J. Hohenwalter, MD, Mark D. Hohenwalter, MDCharles S. Marn, MDVincent P. Mathews, MD, Michelle A. Michel, MD, Parag A. Patel, MD, Francisco A. Quiroz, MD, William S. Rilling, MD, Gary R. Sudakoff, MD, Parag P. Tolat, MD, and Sean M. Tutton, MD.

Komen logoThe Komen Race for the Cure was a success with MCW Radiology, Froedtert and CDI team effort and camaraderie! The event took place at the Milwaukee Lakefront on September 24, 2017.

DICOE logoFroedtert and MCW Imaging Centers designated as Centers of Excellence. The American College of Radiology has designated Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital and the health network’s five affiliated CDI locations as Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence.

Radiology Newsletters

Spring 2016

MCW Radiology Spring 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2017
Newsletter Summer 2017
Summer 2015

MCW Radiology Newsletter Summer 2015

Summer 2014

MCW Radiology Newsletter Summer 2014