Radiology Personnel

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

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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Contrast-enhanced US for the interventional radiologist: Current and emerging applications
Malone C.D., Fetzer D.T., Monsky W.L., Itani M., Mellnick V.M., Velez P.A., Middleton W.D., Averkiou M.A., Ramaswamy R.S.
Radiographics. 2020 Mar:562-588

Virtual-reality guidedversus fluoroscopy-guided transseptal puncture in a cardiac phantom
James R.C., Monsky W.L., Jorgensen N.W., Seslar S.P.
Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2020 Jan:76-81

Percutaneous Extra-Anatomic Lymphovenous Bypass Creation: Toward Treatment of Central Conducting Lymphatic Obstructions
Bundy J.J., Shin D.S., Chick J.F.B., Monsky W.L., Jones S.T., List J., Hage A.N., Vaidya S.S.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2020 Jan

Effect of Stiffness of Large Extravascular Hematomas on Their Susceptibility to Boiling Histotripsy Liquefaction in Vitro
Khokhlova T.D., Kucewicz J.C., Ponomarchuk E.M., Hunter C., Bruce M., Khokhlova V.A., Matula T.J., Monsky W.
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2020 Jan

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound to ultrasound fusion during microwave ablation: feasibility study in a perfused porcine liver model
Monsky W., Keravnou C., Averkiou M.
Journal of Ultrasound. 2019 Sep:323-335

Prospective Trial Using Internal Pair-Production Positron Emission Tomography to Establish the Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Dose Required for Response of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Chan K., Alessio A., Johnson G., Vaidya S., Kwan S., Monsky W., Wilson A., Lewis D., Padia S.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 Jun:358-365

Hepatotoxic Dose Thresholds by Positron-Emission Tomography After Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Liver Tumors: A Prospective Single-Arm Observational Study
Chan K., Alessio A., Johnson G., Vaidya S., Kwan S., Monsky W., Wilson A., Lewis D., Padia S.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018 Apr:1-10

Inactivation of Planktonic Escherichia coli by Focused 1-MHz Ultrasound Pulses with Shocks: Efficacy and Kinetics Upon Volume Scale-Up
Brayman A., MacConaghy B., Wang Y., Chan K., Monsky W., Chernikov V., Buravkov S., Khokhlova V., Matula T.
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2018 Jan

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