UW Radiology Welcomes New Faculty

Posted on October 2014


Robert K. Bour, M.D. joined the Community Radiology Section in July and he continues as an Abdominal/Quality Fellow. He completed his radiology residency at Fletcher Allen/University of Vermont in Burlington, VT where he served as chief resident. He then came to UW in 2013 to start an abdominal imaging fellowship..

“I’m very interested in ultrasound contrast applications in abdominal/pelvic imaging,” said Bour. Other professional interests include a focus on quality and safety management, stemming from his time spent performing logistics and operations management at ExxonMobil’s Baytown, TX refinery. His personal hobbies include guitar, percussion, cycling, sailing, and general aviation.



Steve Y. Cho, M.D. started as an Associate Professor (CHS) in the Nuclear Medicine Section of the Department of Radiology in July. He is engaged in translational molecular imaging research as Director of the Translational Imaging Research Core at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center , Co-Director of the new Clinical GMP Radiopharmaceutical Production Facility, and Associate Director of the UW PET Center. His research interest involves translational imaging, with a focus on development of novel and existing PET radiopharmaceuticals to improve clinical management and therapy development for cancer and infection. “I have a great opportunity to join a uniquely collaborative and accomplished team of physicians and scientists here at UW-Madison,” said Cho. “They are all working together to make molecular imaging a reality for patients, to better understand and treat cancer and other diseases.”

Dr. Cho graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in the Research Honors Program, and received prior medical training through a pediatrics residency and a pediatric hematology/oncology Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After a clinical pharmacology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, inspired by the promise of molecular imaging, he underwent further training with a nuclear medicine residency and PET fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “I realized the unmet clinical need and promise of molecular imaging to aid in developing new therapies and understanding biology beyond current methods, which can often be inadequate to this task,” said Cho.

He stayed on at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Oncology before moving to UW-Madison in 2014. Dr. Cho was the recipient of the 2008 RSNA Research Scholar Award, 2008 Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Young Investigator Award, 2011 PCF Creativity Award, and 2013 Society of Nuclear Medicine Editors’ Choice Award for the top three best clinical investigation manuscripts. He is actively involved in PET imaging studies with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and ECOG-ACRIN national cooperative groups, and serves on the (SNMMI CMIIT) Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation Board of Directors.


Jie Nguyen, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Pediatric Imaging Section. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Earlham College and medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While she was at the University of Chicago, she also received a master’s degree in developmental neurobiology. She undertook residency training at the University of Wisconsin followed by a fellowship in pediatric imaging at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Her academic and research interests include MR fetal imaging, pediatric body, and musculoskeletal imaging. “I love the central role that radiology plays in patient care, and how we get to work with clinicians of various backgrounds, primary and specialists, particularly in difficult cases to try and put all the pieces together,” said Nguyen. “Each case is a mystery waiting to be unraveled.” Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and painting.


Erica Riedesel, M.D. started as an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Pediatric Imaging Section in July. She received her undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College and completed medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Riedesel completed a full general pediatrics residency here at the University of Wisconsin from 2006-2009. She then completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME from 2009-2013, followed by fellowship in pediatric radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Riedesel is thrilled to return to the University of Wisconsin and the American Family Children’s Hospital. Her academic interests include pediatric body imaging, fetal imaging, and medical education.


Shane Wells, M.D. started as an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging Section in July. He completed his fellowship training in abdominal imaging and abdominal and cardiovascular MRI at the University of Wisconsin in 2012 after completing residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, he trained and worked as a registered nurse, focusing on care of the critically ill. Dr. Wells is delighted to return to the UW team in 2014. Specific areas of research interests include image-guided interventional oncology and the application of medical imaging, MRI and PET in particular, as a method to improve procedural outcomes.


Michael Woods, M.D. started as an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Interventional Radiology Section in July. He received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where he also completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology. He was board certified by the American Board of Radiology in 2013. Dr. Woods completed his fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology here at the UW where he received the fellow teaching award.

Dr. Woods’ clinical and research interests include minimally invasive interventional oncologic treatments, transradial arterial access for visceral and pelvic angiography including uterine fibroid embolization, image-guided tumor ablation, hepatobiliary interventions, and resident education. His personal interests including spending time with his family, Wisconsin sports (Badgers, Packers, Brewers, anything Wisconsin), and rugby.