Faculty Spotlight: John Swietlik

John Swietlik, MD, recently joined the Department of Radiology as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Interventional section. He primarily works at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (VA). Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Swietlik.  

Q: Where are you from?
A: Milwaukee WI

Q: Where did you attend medical school?

A: New York Medical College 

Q: Why did you choose Radiology?

A: I believe radiology offers a unique role within medicine, often allowing you to combine your interpretation of imaging with a patient’s clinical history and pertinent labs to arrive at a diagnosis. Additionally, the consistent advancement and evolution of radiology with improvement to imaging and intervention techniques and the adaption of better technology – these two factors combined to make radiology the right choice for me. 

Q: What is your specialty?
A: Interventional Radiology

Q: What are your career interests and goals?
A: I am specifically interested in interventional oncology and continuing my work in translation research within the field of interventional oncology.

Q: Why did you choose UW/What are you excited about at UW?
A: I wanted to find an institution that reflected my belief that it is a privilege to care for patients. Every day at UW, I see examples of people going above and beyond for patients. I believe that attitude is infectious and makes UW a great place to work and care for patients.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I enjoy spending time with my wife (Amber) and our daughter (Harper), being active, and exploring nature as often as possible.