Radiology Personnel

Sudhakar Pipavath, M.D.

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 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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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

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

Imaging of Occupational Lung Disease
Champlin J., Edwards R., Pipavath S.
Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2016 Nov:1077-1096

Radiologic-pathologic discordance in biopsy-proven usual interstitial pneumonia
Yagihashi K., Huckleberry J., Colby T., Tazelaar H., Zach J., Sundaram B., Pipavath S., Schwarz M., Lynch D.
European Respiratory Journal. 2016 Apr:1189-1197

Comparative risks of aldehyde constituents in cigarette smoke using transient computational fluid dynamics/physiologically based pharmacokinetic models of the rat and human respiratory tracts
Corley R., Kabilan S., Kuprat A., Carson J., Jacob R., Minard K., Teeguarden J., Timchalk C., Pipavath S., Glenny R., Einstein D.
Toxicological Sciences. 2015 Jul:65-88

Lung cancer screening, version 1.2015: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines
Wood D., Kazerooni E., Baum S., Dransfield M., Eapen G., Ettinger D., Hou L., Jackman D., Klippenstein D., Kumar R., Lackner R., Leard L., Leung A., Makani S., Massion P., Meyers B., Otterson G., Peairs K., Pipavath S., Pratt-Pozo C., Reddy C., Reid M., Rotter A., Sachs P., Schabath M., Sequist L., Tong B., Travis W., Yang S., Gregory K., Hughes M.
JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2015 Jan:23-34

Histiocytic disorders of the chest: Imaging findings
Ahuja J., Kanne J., Meyer C., Pipavath S., Schmidt R., Swanson J., David Godwin J.
Radiographics. 2015 Jan:357-370