Tess Chapman M.D., M.A.

 Tess Chapman M.D., M.A.

Specialties and Expertise

Pediatric Radiology, Radiology & Imaging


Radiology and Imaging Services




Primary Location

Radiology/Imaging Services at UWMC

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


Dr. Chapman is program director of the pediatric diagnostic radiology fellowship program at Seattle Children's Hospital and a UW professor of radiology. In addition to general pediatric radiology, she has expertise in fetal MR imaging and is a team member of the SCH Prenatal Clinic.

Dr. Chapman earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her medical degree at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri. Following a transitional internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at University of Washington and subsequently obtained fellowship training in pediatric radiology at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (now called Seattle Children's Hospital, SCH).

While on faculty at SCH since 2007, Dr. Chapman's primary interests have been in resident and fellow education, and in fetal MR imaging. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology, with certification of additional qualification in pediatric radiology. 

Patient Care Philosophy

As a parent myself, it is easy to understand how difficult it is to have a child with medical needs, no matter how routine those needs may be. I enjoy the opportunity to talk with families whose children are undergoing medical imaging, in an effort to make the patient and parents more comfortable.

Personal Interests

Enjoying family, running, fishing.

Clinical Interests

Prenatal imaging by fetal MRI; general pediatric radiology; resident and fellow education.

Teaching Interests

Local and regional general pediatric radiology topics to benefit radiology residents, fellows and practicing radiologists.

Scope of Care

She utlizes a wide scope of modalities, including radiography, ultrasound and Doppler, magnetic resonance imaging, fluoroscopy, CT and nuclear medicine.

Research Interests

Fetal MRI applications; CT dose reduction; residency education.


Washington University SOMMedical education2000


Board Certifications

American Board of RadiologyPediatric Radiology2009
American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology2006
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