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Claire Sandstrom, M.D.

Associate Professor
Emergency Radiology
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Claire Sandstrom is an emergency and trauma radiologist, a physician who specializes in performance and interpretation of imaging of the acutely ill patient in the emergency department, whether the patient is there for chest pain or because of a car accident. She has been a UW associate professor since 2019, after completing four years of radiology training and a one-year emergency radiology fellowship, all at the University of Washington. She is dedicated to providing compassionate, efficient, and appropriate care to all of our acutely ill and underserved patients.

Dr. Sandstrom is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Emergency Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal trauma; multisystem trauma; geriatric trauma; pediatric trauma; education.


Duke Univ. School of Medicine Medical education 2006
Scripps Mercy Hospital Program Internship  
UW – Dept. of Radiology Fellowship  
UW – Dept. of Radiology Residency Residency

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Imaging of Tubes and Lines: A Pictorial Review for Emergency Radiologists.
C. Sandstrom, Yulia Obelcz, Joel A. Gross - Published 2020 - SEMINARS IN ROENTGENOLOGY