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.