Current Members

Principle Investigators

Paul Laeseke, MD, PhD

Position title: Principle Investigator

Fred Lee, MD

Position title: Principle Investigator

Martin Wagner, Dr. sc. hum.

Position title: Principle Investigator

Timothy J. Ziemlewicz, MD

Position title: Principle Investigator

Katrina Falk, MS

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant, PhD

Katrina is a MD/PhD student in Biomedical Engineering (BME). She completed her BS and MS in BME at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before matriculating into the Medical Scientist Training Program at the School of Medicine…

Jen Frank, CVT

Jen is a certified veterinary technician who leads animal care for the Abdominal Image-Guided Interventions Laboratory. She has worked with a multitude of species and continues to be active in research across labs at UW-Madison.…

Louis Hinshaw, MD, FSAR

Dr. Hinshaw is a professor of Radiology and Urology and the Chief of the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Section. In addition, he is the director of the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship Program and serves…

Adrienne Kisting, BS

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant, BS

Adrienne is a research assistant in the Abdominal Image-Guided Interventions lab. She was a four-time letterwinner in rowing at the University of Wisconsin from 2018-2022 and graduated with BS in microbiology. While at Wisconsin, she…

Meridith Kisting, MA

Position title: Research Assistant, MS

Meridith is a research intern with the Abdominal Image-Guided Interventions lab. She earned her BS in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 and an MA in biology from Duke University in…

Erica Knavel Koepsel, MD

Dr. Knavel Koepsel worked in the Tumor Ablation Lab as a medical student and radiology resident. She studied, presented and published work on the stick function of the NeuWave Microwave ablation system, ablation zone appearance…

Paul Laeseke, MD, PhD

Position title: Principle Investigator

Paul F Laeseke, MD, PhD is an assistant professor (tenure) in the Interventional Radiology section and Co-Director of the Image-Guided Interventions Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison…

Fred Lee, MD

Position title: Principle Investigator

Fred T. Lee Jr, MD is a professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Urology, The Robert A. Turrel Professor of Imaging Science, and the Chief of Abdominal Intervention at the University of Wisconsin. He previously…

Meghan G. Lubner, MD

Dr. Meg Lubner is a professor of Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging Section. She joined the staff in 2009 after completing an abdominal imaging fellowship at UW–Madison and residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology…

Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD, MBA

Dr. Lori Mankowski Gettle is an assistant professor of Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging Section. She completed her fellowship in abdominal imaging and intervention at the University of Wisconsin in 2016 and residency training at…

Scott Mauch, MD

Originally from a small town in Michigan, Scott moved to East Lansing, MI, where he attended Michigan State University majoring in Medical Technology. After briefly working in the pharmaceutical industry, he returned to Michigan State…

Grace Minesinger, BS

Grace Minesinger is a Medical Physics PhD student at UW Madison. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in physics with highest distinction in May 2022. She is now working under Dr.…

Sarvesh Periyasamy, PhD

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant, PhD

Sarvesh completed his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin with a focus in medical imaging. He joined the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD program) at the University of Wisconsin School…

Annika Rossebo

Position title: Undergraduate Research Assistant, BME

Annika Rossebo is a research intern for the Abdominal Image Guided Interventions Lab in the UWSMPH Department of Radiology. She is studying Biomedical Engineering with a focus in biomaterials and tissue engineering. Additionally, she enjoys…

Lindsay Stratchko, MD

Dr. Stratchko is an assistant professor (CHS) of Radiology and brings a unique skillset to the Tumor Ablation Laboratory following fellowship training in both Musculoskeletal and Interventional Radiology. As director of Musculoskeletal Interventional Oncology, she…

John Swietlik, MD

Dr. Swietlik completed medical school at New York Medical College, then diagnostic radiology residency and interventional radiology training at University of Wisconsin. His research interests center around translation of new technology and treatment options in…

Tim Szczykutowicz, PhD, DABR

Dr. Szczykutowicz is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Departments of Radiology, Medical Physics, and Biomedical Engineering. He received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from the…

Giuseppe Toia, MD

Giuseppe V. Toia, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor (CHS) in the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention section. Dr. Toia graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine followed by a transitional internship year at Resurrection Medical Center in…

Lukas Versaggi

Position title: Undergraduate Research Assistant, BME

Lukas Versaggi is a research assistant in the UWSMPH Department of Radiology. He is studying Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison with an interest in Bioinstrumentation. Lukas assists with design prototyping as well as other projects, since…

Martin Wagner, Dr. sc. hum.

Position title: Principle Investigator

Martin G. Wagner, Dr. sc. hum. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin. He received his diploma in computer science (bachelors and masters) with distinction from the University…

Jim White, BS - BME

Position title: Laboratory Manager

Jim K White, BME, is the Laboratory Manager in the Department of Radiology. He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Since joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison in …

Erik Winterholler, MD

Erik Winterholler, MD is from Salt Lake City Utah, but lived in the Midwest for parts of his childhood. He was happy to come back for medical school and now residency. In medical school, he…

Timothy J. Ziemlewicz, MD

Position title: Principle Investigator

Dr. Ziemlewicz is an associate professor of Radiology in the section of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention. He serves as an assistant residency program director and chairs the programs clinical competency committee. His clinical interests are…

Annie Zlevor, BA

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant, BA

Annie Zlevor is a second-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an active research intern in the Abdominal Image-Guided Interventions Lab. She coordinates studies, manages data, and helps prepare manuscripts for publication. She…