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.

Recent Publications

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Dual-balloon infusion microcatheter for selective drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization: Initial feasibility study
Monsky W., Padia S., Hardy A.
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. 2017 Nov:454-460

Segmental Yttrium-90 Radioembolization versus Segmental Chemoembolization for Localized Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results of a Single-Center, Retrospective, Propensity Score–Matched Study
Padia S., Johnson G., Horton K., Ingraham C., Kogut M., Kwan S., Vaidya S., Monsky W., Park J., Bhattacharya R., Hippe D., Harris W.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2017 Jun:777-785.e1

Inactivation of Planktonic Escherichia coli by Focused 2-MHz Ultrasound
Brayman A., MacConaghy B., Wang Y., Chan K., Monsky W., McClenny A., Matula T.
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2016 Aug

Yttrium-90 Radioembolization as a Salvage Treatment following Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Johnson G., Monsky W., Valji K., Hippe D., Padia S.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2016 Aug:1123-1129

Histotripsy liquefaction of large hematomas
Khokhlova T., Monsky W., Haider Y., Maxwell A., Wang Y., Matula T.
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2016 Jul:1491-1498

Initial clinical use of a novel mechanical thrombectomy device, XCOILâ„¢, in hemodialysis graft and fistula declot procedures
Monsky W., Latchaw R.
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. 2016 May:257-262

Mast Cells Contribute to Radiation-Induced Vascular Hyperpermeability
Park K., Monsky W., Lee C., Song C., Kim D., Jain R., Fukumura D.
Radiation Research. 2016 Feb:182-189

Outcomes of Locoregional Tumor Therapy for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts
Padia S., Chewning R., Kogut M., Ingraham C., Johnson G., Bhattacharya R., Kwan S., Monsky W., Vaidya S., Hippe D., Valji K.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2015 Nov:913-921

Magnetic resonance imaging in clinical application of stem cells: Current status
Monsky W.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Stem Cell Applications. 2015 Jan:187-198

Quality of life assessment in interventional radiology
Monsky W., Khorsand D., Nolan T., Douglas D., Khanna P.
Academic Radiology. 2014 Mar:407-414