Faculty Spotlight: Jakub Siembida

Posted on August 2023

Jakub Siembida, MD has joined the Cardiovascular Imaging Section as an Assistant Professor (CHS). He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital.  

Q: Where are you from? 

A: I was born and raised in Chicago. 

Q: Why did you choose radiology?  

A: As a radiologist, I’m able to act as a “doctor’s doctor,” or a consultant, to other healthcare providers and physicians. I enjoy that professional collaboration and helping other providers across specialties manage and treat their patients. 

Q: What are your career interests and goals?  

A: I love working with trainees, and hope to have the opportunity to contribute to teaching and education.  

Q: What are your research interests?  

A: While I was a fellow, I worked on writing guidelines on techniques and best practices for imaging the aorta in the clinical setting. I’m also currently working on a paper about how to structure a clinical cardiac imaging service based on how we did things at Massachusetts General, where I was a fellow. I’m interested in finding ways to optimize and improve the efficiency of imaging services. 

Q: Why did you choose to work at UW?  

A: Prashant Nagpal, MD was one of my attendings when I was a resident, and he always spoke highly of UW-Madison. It’s an incredibly collegial environment, and the case complexity is high, which is also important to me. 

Q: What are your hobbies?  

A: I love spending time outdoors, and I do a lot of rock climbing. I’m also currently working towards getting my pilot’s license.