Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Wentland

Posted on August 2021

Andrew Wentland, MD, PhD recently joined the Department of Radiology as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention section after completing his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Stanford University and his Abdominal Imaging Fellowship here at UW. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Wentland. 

Q: Where are you from?  
A: Rockford, IL

Q: Where did you attend Medical School? 
A: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Q: Why did you choose Radiology? 
A: I was fortunate enough to discover radiology as an undergraduate sophomore! At that time, I started conducting research with both medical physicists and radiologists, and this inspired me to pursue dual training as a radiologist physician-scientist via the UW MD/PhD program. I am fascinated by the fusion of imaging technology with clinical medicine, and how the translation between those two can improve patient diagnosis.

Q: What is your specialty?  
A: Diagnostic radiology, specifically abdominal imaging

Q: What are your career interests and goals? 
A: My laboratory focuses on the development of artificial intelligence techniques for the improvement of abdominal imaging. Specifically, I focus on AI-based image reconstruction as well as radiomics. My goal is that this technology can be translated into clinical practice, particularly for applications in renal cell carcinoma and other genitourinary abnormalities.

Q: Why did you choose UW/What are you excited about at UW? 
A: I chose UW because of the world class clinical radiology faculty, the world class medical physics department, and the fact that both are in the same location! The fusion of these two fields is quite unique, and greatly leads to opportunities for innovation. I’m excited to be a part of it!

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: I spend most of my free time with family, and therein like to play board games and read. I am an avid piano player and focus mainly on classical pieces by Chopin and Mozart. I greatly enjoy traveling, kayaking, and photography, and combining those activities whenever possible.