William B. Lea, MDWilliam B. Lea, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Medical College of Wisconsin since 2015


Board Certification
  • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
Education and Training
  • AB in Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2000-2004
  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2004-2008
  • Residency, General Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, 2008-2010
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, 2010-2014
  • Residency, Academic Research, Diagnostic Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine,IN, 2012-2014
Patient Care Emphases

As Vascular & Interventional Radiologists, we use imaging guidance (MRI, CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and x-ray) to perform minimally invasive procedures to treat a variety of diseases and conditions.  These procedures are minimally invasive because they are performed through a needle stick made in the skin. We use small catheters or tubes placed into the blood vessels or internal organs.  Since these procedures can be performed without large surgical incisions, there is a significantly reduced risk of complication and faster recovery times.  Below are Dr. Lea’s areas of patient care emphases:

  • MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for bone palliation
  • Chemoembolization & Radioembolization of Liver Tumors
  • Percutaneous Therapy of Liver, Lung or Kidney Tumors (Radiofrequency Ablation, Cryoablation, Microwave Ablation)
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Genitourinary Disease
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement (TIPS)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms and Endoleak Repair
  • Endovascular Treatment of Varicose Veins (Venous Insufficiency disease)