Radiology Personnel

Wayne Monsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chief, Interventional Radiology, HMC
Interventional Radiology


Dr. Monsky is director of interventional radiology at the Harborview Medical Center and also provides clinical care at the UW Medical Center. He is a UW associate professor of radiology. He is an expert in all aspects of interventional radiology including minimally invasive therapies for cancer, uterine fibroids, deep venous thrombosis, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

He also conducts research on novel approaches to treat solid malignancies, remove blood clots and the use of advanced ultrasound techniques to diagnose and treat a number of diseases, as a member of the Ultrasound-based Washington Molecular Imaging and Therapy Center. He has been integral to the development and optimization of a number of state-of-the-art novel medical devices.

Dr. Monsky earned his bachelor’s degree from the Syracuse University and his M.D., PhD from Georgetown University. He completed his surgical internship, radiology residency and fellowship in interventional radiology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as post-doctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

After almost three years in private practice in Portland, Oregon, he returned to academic interventional radiology at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where he served as the interventional radiology fellowship director for nine years before joining the staff at University of Washington.

He is a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology and is board certified in diagnostic and interventional radiology. He has served on a number of committees in professional societies including the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He has also served on a number of research journal editorial boards and has been involved in writing and conducting clinical trials.