Faculty Spotlight: Erica Knavel Koepsel

Interventional Radiology Assistant Professor Erica Knavel Koepsel, MD joined the Department in spring 2021. She attended the UW SMPH for medical school, residency, and fellowship before going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is now back at UW as a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. Learn more about her below.

Q: Where are you from?

A: I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee before heading to Northwestern University for my undergraduate studies.

Q: Where did you attend Medical School?

A: I attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health here in Madsion.

Q: Why did you choose Radiology?

A: I chose radiology because I have always been fascinated by imaging and anatomy.  I also was drawn to the specialty as it is a vital part of modern medical care. We have such a giant impact on patient care and guiding patient management. Vascular and interventional radiology combined my love of imaging with my interest in procedures/surgery.

Q: What is your specialty?

A: I am one of the Vascular and Interventional Radiologists.

Q: What are your career interests and goals?

A: Procedurally, I am interested in complex IVC filter retrievals, MR Guided interventions, tumor ablation, uterine artery embolization, venous recanalization, and MR and fluoroscopic lymphangiography. I hope to grow our MR interventions by adding MR guided prostate and vascular malformation ablation to the list of services we can provide here at UW.

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

A: I really enjoy the collegiality of the Department of Radiology and the hospital as a whole. I am always impressed by the accomplishments of my talented colleagues and the robust research and innovation that has come out of UW.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: In my free time, I enjoy being outside with my husband, Justin, my son, Harrison (21 months) and our pug, Hank. I also practice yoga and enjoy traveling.