Faculty Spotlight: John Symanski

Posted on October 2021

John Symanski, MD recently joined the Department of Radiology as an Assistant Professor (CHS) in the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention section. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Symanski. 

Q: Where are you from? 

A: Milwaukee area 

Q: Where did you attend medical school? 

A: Medical College of Wisconsin 

Q: Why did you choose radiology? 

A: I’ve enjoyed imaging ever since starting clinical rotations in medical school.  I also like doing procedures, so radiology was a good fit. 

Q: What is your specialty? 

A: MSK radiology 

Q: What are your professional interests? 

A: Ultrasound guided procedures, particularly nerve blocks; education, including 3D models; sports medicine; MSK oncologic imaging and procedures.   

Q: Why did you choose UW/What are you most excited about? 

A: I chose UW because of the strength of the faculty and the strength of it as a teaching facility. That strength describes working with colleagues in clinical, education, and research. It really is everything you could want in one section! 

Q: What are your hobbies? 

A: I love fitness, chasing around my three young kids and cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers.