Radiology Personnel

Puneet Bhargava, M.D., F.S.A.R.

Director, Gastrointestinal Radiology
Body Imaging


Interests: Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary imaging. Data-analytics. Organization psychology and the business of radiology.

Dr. Bhargava enjoys writing, teaching, collaborating, mentoring, and all aspects of the publications process. He regularly conducts faculty development workshops for UW School of Medicine Faculty on time management and promotion related topics. He enjoys learning new lifehacking skills, listening to audiobooks, spending time with his family, and experimenting with new fitness techniques. 

Research profiles (hyperlinks):

Google Scholar profile 

Editorial responsibilities:

Editor, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology 

Guest editor, Transplantation imaging, March 2016, Radiologic Clinics of North America

Former editor, Radiology Case Reports

Honors & awards:

2016 Radiology Leadership Institute Scholarship, Washington State Radiologic Society

2015 Honored Educator Award, Radiological Society of North America

2014 Certificate of ExcellenceDepartment of Radiology, University of Washington for outstanding commitment and contributions to resident education, mentoring, advocacy, and collegiality

2013 Silver medal, American Roentgen Ray Society

2011 Editor’s recognition award for distinction in reviewing by Journal of Thoracic Imaging

Numerous awards from the Radiological Society of North America for educational exhibits including 1 Magna Cum Laude, 2 Cum Laude & 12 Certificate of Merits. 



  1. Fellowship: Body Imaging, University of Washington.
  2. Board Certification: American Board of Radiology.

Recent Publications

See all publications on Scopus

Reviewer Awards and Acknowledgments
Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2018 Jan:1-2

Use of Computed Tomography to Determine Perforation in Patients With Acute Appendicitis
Gaskill C., Simianu V., Carnell J., Hippe D., Bhargava P., Flum D., Davidson G.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2018 Jan:6-9

Predictive modeling to identify scheduled radiology appointments resulting in non-attendance in a hospital setting
Mieloszyk R., Rosenbaum J., Bhargava P., Hall C.
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2017 Sep:2618-2621

Change Management—A Radiology Administrator׳s Primer
Rajiah P., Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Sep:382-384

Developing Your 360-Degree Leadership Potential
Verma N., Mohammed T., Bhargava P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017 Sep:1225-1228

Using Twitter to Amplify Your Presence During Radiology Meetings
Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Jul:261-262

The Reliability of a Standardized Reporting System for the Diagnosis of Appendicitis
Simianu V., Shamitoff A., Hippe D., Godwin B., Shriki J., Drake F., O'Malley R., Maximin S., Bastawrous S., Moshiri M., Lee J., Cuevas C., Dighe M., Flum D., Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Jul:267-274

Improving MRI Scanner Utilization Using Modality Log Files
Gunn M., Maki J., Hall C., Bhargava P., Andre J., Carnell J., Amthor T., Beauchamp N.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017 Jun:783-786

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pelvic Masses: A Compartmental Approach
Gangadhar K., Mahajan A., Sable N., Bhargava P.
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. 2017 Jun:213-230

Application of the Balanced Scorecard for Faculty Development
Smith J., Prabhu S., Bhargava P.
Academic Radiology. 2017 Jun:664-666