Faculty Spotlight: B. Dustin Pooler

Posted on August 2022

Dustin Pooler, MD has joined the UW Department of Radiology as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Community Division. Dr. Pooler completed his undergraduate, medical school, residency, and abdominal imaging & intervention fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Keep reading to learn more about him below:

Q: Where are you from? 

I always say I don’t have a hometown because my dad was in the military when I was a kid and we moved frequently.  However, I have lived in Madison since 2001, so it has become my de facto hometown. 

Q: Why did you choose radiology? 

The problem-solving part of medicine has always been my favorite part, and radiology lets you spend more time problem-solving than any other specialty. 

Q: What are your career interests and goals? 

My clinical interests are abdominal imaging and emergency imaging. My primary academic interest is in research, specifically clinical and translational research in abdominal imaging. 

Q: Why did you choose to work at UW/What are you most excited about working at UW?  

It’s a great job in a great place. I can’t think of a better answer than that! 

Q: What are your hobbies? 

I have 4 daughters (ages 12, 8, 5, and 3).  In my very limited spare time, I like to read, try to exercise, travel when everything isn’t shut down, garden, and I play guitar and keys in Fringe Field, Madison’s original and greatest 90’s & 00’s rock cover band (www.fringe-field.com) along with Aaron Field (UW Neuroradiology, guitar and vocals), Sam Hurley (UW Radiology/Med Physics, bass guitar), and Steve Garlow (UW Psychiatry, drums).