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

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

Specialties and Expertise

Interventional Radiology, Radiology & Imaging, Traumatology


Radiology and Imaging Services




Primary Location

Radiology/Imaging Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7200|Map It 

Liver Tumor Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 


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.

Patient Care Philosophy

I always strive to provide the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive image-guided therapy while providing personalized compassionate care. I believe that with advancing technologies, it is most important to focus on the patient's comfort and understanding of the therapies.

Personal Interests

Cooking and outdoor activities.

Clinical Interests

Clinical and translational research in interventional radiology; minimally invasive image-guided therapies for a large number of disease processes including cancer and deep venous thrombosis; percutaneous ablation and catheter-directed therapies for cancer.

Research Interests

Percutaneous ablation and catheter-directed therapies for cancer; blood clot removal; advanced ultrasound applications for diagnosis and therapy; development and optimization of novel devices and technologies.


Georgetown University School of MedicineMedical education1995
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowshipInterventional Radiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterInternshipSurgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterResidencyRadiology


Board Certifications

American Board of RadiologyVascular & Interventional Rad2004
American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology2002
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