Radiology Personnel

Sudhakar Pipavath, M.D.

Director of Pulmonary Imaging
Thoracic Radiology


Dr. Pipavath is a UW professor of radiology whose clinical interests include imaging of lung diseases, including interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PE).  He is director of pulmonary imaging.  He is also conducting research on utilization of digital tomosynthesis in chest, imaging of interstitial lung disease and acute PE.


Institution Credential Year
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Medical education 1996
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Internship  
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Residency  
UCHSC (Thoracic Imaging Fellowship)  Fellowship  
UW – Body Imaging Fellowship Fellowship  
UW – Neuroradiology Fellowship Fellowship  
Degree Description Year
MD   1996

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology 2010

Recent Publications

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Diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical practice guideline
Raghu G., Remy-Jardin M., Myers J., Richeldi L., Ryerson C., Lederer D., Behr J., Cottin V., Danoff S., Morell F., Flaherty K., Wells A., Martinez F., Azuma A., Bice T., Bouros D., Brown K., Collard H., Duggal A., Galvin L., Inoue Y., Gisli Jenkins R., Johkoh T., Kazerooni E., Kitaichi M., Knight S., Mansour G., Nicholson A., Pipavath S., Buendía-Roldán I., Selman M., Travis W., Walsh S., Wilson K.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Sep:e44-e68

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (WRAP-IPF): a multicentre, randomised, controlled phase 2 trial
Raghu G., Pellegrini C., Yow E., Flaherty K., Meyer K., Noth I., Scholand M., Cello J., Ho L., Pipavath S., Lee J., Lin J., Maloney J., Martinez F., Morrow E., Patti M., Rogers S., Wolters P., Yates R., Anstrom K., Collard H.
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2018 Sep:707-714

Lung cancer screening, version 3.2018
Wood D., Kazerooni E., Baum S., Eapen G., Ettinger D., Hou L., Jackman D., Klippenstein D., Kumar R., Lackner R., Leard L., Lennes I., Leung A., Makani S., Massion P., Mazzone P., Merritt R., Meyers B., Midthun D., Pipavath S., Pratt C., Reddy C., Reid M., Rotter A., Sachs P., Schabath M., Schiebler M., Tong B., Travis W., Wei B., Yang S., Gregory K., Hughes M.
JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2018 Apr:412-441

Radiologic computed tomography features of Mycobacterium abscessus in cystic fibrosis
Lam D., Kapnadak S., Godwin J., Kicska G., Aitken M., Pipavath S.
Clinical Respiratory Journal. 2018 Feb:459-466

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease alters immune cell composition and immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer
Mark N., Kargl J., Busch S., Yang G., Metz H., Zhang H., Hubbard J., Pipavath S., Madtes D., McGarry Houghton A.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Feb:325-336

Deep-learning derived features for lung nodule classification with limited datasets
Thammasorn P., Wu W., Pierce L., Pipavath S., Lampe P., Houghton A., Haynor D., Chaovalitwongse W., Kinahan P.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2018 Jan

Crus Atrophy: Accuracy of Computed Tomorgraphy in Diagnosis of Diaphragmatic Paralysis
Sukkasem W., Moftah S., Kicska G., Godwin D., Pipavath S., Stern E.
Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2017 May

Interstitial lung disease in India results of a prospective registry
Singh S., Collins B., Sharma B., Joshi J., Talwar D., Katiyar S., Singh N., Ho L., Samaria J., Bhattacharya P., Gupta R., Chaudhari S., Singh T., Moond V., Pipavath S., Ahuja J., Chetambath R., Ghoshal A., Jain N., Gayathri Devi H., Kant S., Koul P., Dhar R., Swarnakar R., Sharma S., Roy D., Sarmah K., Jankharia B., Schmidt R., Jindal A., Mangal D., Singh V., Raghu G.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Mar:801-813

Tracheal diverticula in advanced cystic fibrosis: Prevalence, features, and outcomes after lung transplantation
Kapnadak S., Kicska G., Ramos K., Marshall D., Carroll T., Pipavath S., Mulligan M., Goss C., Aitken M.
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2017 Jan

The Differential Impact of Emphysema on Respiratory Symptoms and 6-Minute Walk Distance in HIV Infection
Triplette M., Attia E., Akgün K., Campo M., Rodriguez-Barradas M., Pipavath S., Shahrir S., Wongtrakool C., Goetz M., Kim J., Soo Hoo G., Brown S., Crothers K.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2017 Jan:e23-e29