UW Radiology

Our Mission

The mission of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Washington is to offer rich and diverse clinical experiences, an outstanding didactic curriculum, first-rate mentoring, and world-class research opportunities to train and educate residents to become:

  • experts in medical imaging, its role in patient care, and its cost-effective use;
  • compassionate providers of care who maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in their interactions with patients and their families, medical center staff, and fellow physicians;
  • patient advocates who understand the social and economic implications of radiologic examinations;
  • practitioners at the forefront of discovery, teaching, and organizational leadership.

We strongly value applicants who come from diverse backgrounds, as we believe this enhances the educational experience for all residents and faculty. This also reflects the broad demographics of the WWAMI region and, hence, the diverse racial and ethnic populations that all residents will be exposed to while learning to provide culturally responsive care.

Our residents are well rounded, with strong records of achievement and deep interest in research, teaching, leadership, and volunteer activities.

We offer rigorous clinical training, and our residents graduate with a depth of knowledge that prepares them for successful careers.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our program administrator contact is:  Marcus Maurer (mjmaurer@uw.edu).

  • Christine Rehwald, M.D.

    Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency 

    Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Kyle Spearman, M.D.

    Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

    Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Safia Cheeney, M.D.

    Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency 

    Acting Assistant Professor