William S. Rilling, MD, FSIRWilliam S. Rilling, MD, FSIR

Professor of Radiology & Surgery
Vice-chair, Clinical Affairs
Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology

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Medical College of Wisconsin since 1996

Board Certification
  • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology - Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Education and Training
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1990
  • Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI, 1991-1995
  • Fellowship, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1995-1996
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. Rilling’s areas of patient care emphases:

  • Chemoembolization & Radioembolization of Liver Tumors
  • Percutaneous Therapy of Liver, Lung or Kidney Tumors (Radiofrequency Ablation, Cryoablation, Microwave Ablation)
  • Clinical and Translational Research in Interventional Oncology
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement (TIPS)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Voted to the Best Doctors® in America list since 2003