Radiology Personnel

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

Director, Gastrointestinal Radiology
Abdominal 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

Adaptive Leadership: Tips From the Business World
Rajiah P., Bhargava P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Jan

Radiologist Side Hustles: A Primer
Yee J., Steel B., Bhargava P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Jan:181-186

Environmental Factors Predictive of No-Show Visits in Radiology: Observations of Three Million Outpatient Imaging Visits Over 16 Years
Mieloszyk R., Rosenbaum J., Hall C., Hippe D., Gunn M., Bhargava P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Apr:554-559

The Resilient Radiologist: You Will Still Feel the Burn
Wang S., Revels J., Bhargava P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Jan

Improving Hiring Practices in Radiology: Lessons from Google
Shah H., Kalia V., Fessell D., Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2019 Jan

CT detectability of small low-contrast hypoattenuating focal lesions: Iterative reconstructions versus filtered back projection
Mileto A., Zamora D., Alessio A., Pereira C., Liu J., Bhargava P., Carnell J., Cowan S., Dighe M., Gunn M., Kim S., Kolokythas O., Lee J., Maki J., Moshiri M., Nasrullah A., O'Malley R., Schmiedl U., Soloff E., Toia G., Wang C., Kanal K.
Radiology. 2018 Nov:443-454

MRI of Acute Abdominal and Pelvic Non-obstetric Conditions in Pregnancy
Ahluwalia A., Moshiri M., Baheti A., Saboo S., Bhargava P., Katz D.
Current Radiology Reports. 2018 Aug

A checklist manifesto: Effectiveness of checklist use in hands-on simulation examining competency in contrast reaction management in a randomized controlled study
Parsian S., O’Malley R., Hippe D., Bush W., Bhargava P., Chen L., Wang C.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2018 Jul:W1-W12

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Radiologists
Alves T., Kalume-Brigido M., Yablon C., Bhargava P., Fessell D.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2018 Jul:203-205

Tricky Findings in Liver Transplant Imaging: A Review of Pitfalls With Solutions
Sannananja B., Seyal A., Baheti A., Kim S., Lall C., Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2018 May:179-188