UW Radiology


Resident education is the major priority of the department, which includes 90+ faculty attending radiologists and scientists that are dedicated to resident teaching.

Five centers of clinical excellence:

The University of Washington Medical Center, which specializes in tertiary care, including organ transplantation, oncology, and cardiac disease, is consistently ranked among the leading hospitals nationally and was named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region by the US News and World Report in its first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. Residents spend approximately 35% of their time at this site.

Harborview Medical Center (30% of residents’ time) is a public hospital for King County and serves as the only level 1 trauma center for five states (Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) accounting for 25% of the U.S. land mass.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (15% of the residents’ time) is ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by the US News and World Report and is the only pediatric specialty hospital for our five-state region.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (10% of residents’ time), a cooperative venture of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, and Seatle Children’s Hospital, pioneered the development of bone marrow transplantation in the United States. Fred Hutchinson receives more federal research funding than any other cancer center in the country and is the home to three Nobel prize winners in physiology or medicine since 1990. All breast imaging and most outpatient cancer imaging in our department is performed here.

Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center (10% of residents’ time) has the second largest funded research program in the VA Health System and cares for veterans from throughout the Northwest.