Neeraj Lalwani, M.D.Assistant Professor
Dr. Lalwani, director of gastrointestinal radiology at the UW Medical Center, is a renowned expert in MR defecography/pelvic floor imaging and rectal cancer staging on MRI and is actively involved in developing and expanding these services there. He is the chair of Society of Abdominal Radiology’s nationally recognized Disease Focused Panel (DFP) on Pelvic Floor Imaging, and a member of Rectal Cancer Imaging. Dr. Lalwani is also involved in image-guided procedures such as biopsies of liver, kidney, lung and other solid organs, fine needle aspiration of thyroid, aspiration of excessive fluid from body cavities and fluoroscopic (gastrointestinal/genitourinary) procedures.
Dr. Lalwani is a board certified radiologist working as a UW assistant professor of radiology. His work is primarily focused on gastrointestinal and genitourinary conditions, and for issues specific to women. He is an expert in body MRI with specific interest in pelvic imaging. Dr. Lalwani received his medical degree from the University of Rajasthan in 1999 and completed his residency in 2002. He also completed his fellowship training in body imaging and nonvascular intervention (2009), body MRI (2010) and vascular and interventional radiology (2011) at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He joined UW as a faculty member in January of 2012.
Dr. Lalwani is an established academician and researcher in the field of abdominal radiology and has published extensively in highly influential journals. He specifically targets topics related to killer cancers in his research. He has also authored American College of Radiology (ACR) appropriateness criteria for endometrial cancers of the uterus. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® (AC) are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition and are followed across the globe by clinicians and radiologists. He has delivered multiple invited talks, oral presentations and educational exhibits at national and international conferences and won numerous awards for his presentations.
Dr. Lalwani serves as a reviewer for multiple top-level radiology journals including American Journal of Roentgenology, Radiographics, and European Journal of Radiology. He has received Radiographics Editor’s recognition award with distinction and Editor’s letter of appreciation from American Journal of Roentgenology in 2015. He has also edited an issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America on female pelvic imaging.
To date, he has been a member of various professional societies including American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society and Society of Abdominal Radiology.