Radiology Personnel

Sudhakar Pipavath, M.D.

Director of Pulmonary Imaging
Cardiothoracic Imaging


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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COVID-19 in critically ill patients in the Seattle region — Case series
Bhatraju P.K., Ghassemieh B.J., Nichols M., Kim R., Jerome K.R., Nalla A.K., Greninger A.L., Pipavath S., Wurfel M.M., Evans L., Kritek P.A., West T.E., Luks A., Gerbino A., Dale C.R., Goldman J.D., O’Mahony S., Mikacenic C.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 May:2012-2022

Multidisciplinary Team-Based Management of Incidentally Detected Lung Nodules
Verdial F.C., Madtes D.K., Cheng G.S., Pipavath S., Kim R., Hubbard J.J., Zadworny M., Wood D.E., Farjah F.
Chest. 2020 Apr:985-993

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) complicated by pulmonary embolism and acute respiratory distress syndrome
Li T., Cheng G.S., Pipavath S.N.J., Kicska G.A., Liu L., Kinahan P.E., Wu W.
Journal of Medical Virology. 2020 Jan

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Clinical manifestations-Prospective data from the interstitial lung disease-India registry
Singh S., Collins B., Sharma B., Joshi J., Talwar D., Katiyar S., Singh N., Ho L., Samaria J., Bhattacharya P., Chaudhari S., Singh T., Pilania K., Pipavath S., Ahuja J., Chetambath R., Ghoshal A., Jain N., Gayathri Devi H., Kant S., Koul P., Dhar R., Swarnakar R., Jindal A., Mangal D., Singh V., Raghu G.
Lung India. 2019 Nov:476-482

Tumor-derived Autoantibodies Identify Malignant Pulmonary Nodules
Lastwika K., Kargl J., Zhang Y., Zhu X., Lo E., Shelley D., Ladd J., Wu W., Kinahan P., Pipavath S., Randolph T., Shipley M., Lampe P., Houghton M.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019 May:1257-1266

Diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by virtual means using “IPFdatabase”- a new software
Bennett D., Mazzei M., Collins B., Bargagli E., Pipavath S., Spina D., Valentini M., Rinaldi C., Bettini G., Ginori A., Refini R., Rottoli P., Raghu G.
Respiratory Medicine. 2019 Feb:31-36

Comparison of prediction models with radiological semantic features and radiomics in lung cancer diagnosis of the pulmonary nodules: a case-control study
Wu W., Pierce L., Zhang Y., Pipavath S., Randolph T., Lastwika K., Lampe P., Houghton A., Liu H., Xia L., Kinahan P.
European Radiology. 2019 Jan

Accuracy of Digital Tomosynthesis of the Chest in Detection of Interstitial Lung Disease Comparison with Digital Chest Radiography
Kruamak T., Edwards R., Cheng S., Hippe D., Raghu G., Pipavath S.
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2019 Jan:109-114

Letter from the Guest Editor
Pipavath S.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2019 Jan:3

Poor Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening: Opportunities for Improvement
Triplette M., Thayer J., Pipavath S., Crothers K.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Jan