Radiology Personnel

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


Interventional Radiology

IR Contact Information

Scheduling Phone: 206-598-6209
Scheduling Fax: 206-598-3581


Dr. Monsky is the former Director of Interventional Radiology at the Harborview Medical Center and also provides clinical care at the UW Medical Center. As an associate professor, 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 (via Semantic Scholar)

Sonographic Features of Abscess Maturation in a Porcine Model.
D. Leotta, M. Bruce, Yak-Nam Wang, et al. - Published 2021 - ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY

Opportunities and Barriers to Rural Telerobotic Surgical Health Care in 2021: Report and Research Agenda from a Stakeholder Workshop.

Interventional real-time optical imaging guidance for complete tumor ablation
Xuefeng Kan, Feng Zhang, Guanhui Zhou, et al. - Published 2021 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Virtual-Reality Guided Versus Fluoroscopy-Guided Transseptal Puncture in a Cardiac Phantom.
R. James, W. Monsky, Neal W Jorgensen, et al. - Published 2020 - THE JOURNAL OF INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY

Sonographic Analysis of Abscess Maturation in a Porcine Model
D. Leotta, M. Bruce, Yak-Nam Wang, et al. - Published 2020

A porcine bimicrobial abscess model for testing interventional treatments
Yak-Nam Wang, A. Brayman, Keith T. Chan, et al. - Published 2020

Effect of Stiffness of Large Extravascular Hematomas on Their Susceptibility to Boiling Histotripsy Liquefaction in Vitro.
T. Khokhlova, J. Kucewicz, E. M. Ponomarchuk, et al. - Published 2020 - ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY

Experimental Testbed for Ultrasonic Wireless Power Transfer and Backscattering Based Localization for Future Implantable Devices
C. Kummer, J. Summers, Quinton Lum, et al. - Published 2020 - 2020 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (ISCAS)

3:18 PM Abstract No. 184 Remote robotic performance of endovascular procedures using virtual reality display of the vascular anatomy and a co-registered angiographic catheter with electromagnetic tracking: a pilot phantom study to evaluate feasibility of angiography-free robotic endovascular procedu
W. Monsky, R. James, S. Seslar - Published 2020

Treating Porcine Abscesses with Histotripsy: A Pilot Study.
T. Matula, Yak-Nam Wang, T. Khokhlova, et al. - Published 2020 - ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY