B. Keegan Markhardt, MD

B. Keegan Markhardt, MD, joined the UW Department of Radiology faculty in 2010, and currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor. He works in both the Community Division as well as the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Section of the Academic Division. Dr. Markhardt practices many aspects of radiology with a special interest in bone and joint imaging. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Markhardt received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry with honors, and a bachelors of science in zoology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He continued his education at the UW–Madison, where he obtained his medical degree. Dr. Markhardt completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, followed by a Fellowship in Osteoradiology at the University of California-San Diego. He is currently the lead physician for the Meriter-UnityPoint musculoskeletal ultrasound program, modality chief of radiology in the Community Division, and serves on the UW Radiology Professional Practice Committee and UW Radiation Safety Device Committee. Dr. Markhardt’s professional interests include sports medicine, osteoarthritis and other arthritides, 3D printing, reporting and procedural standardization and optimization, and teaching.

Lab Memory

When I first worked with Dr. Lee as an undergraduate at the UW he said to me, “Whatever kind of doctor you become, always be a physician first.” This patient centered philosophy has guided and motivated my subsequent clinical work and research. After completing my medical training at the UW, I was determined to become the best radiologist that I could. I worked in Dr. Lee’s lab one more time before attending the University of Rochester for residency, Dr. Lee’s alma mater. After attending a fellowship in osteoradiology at the University of California, San Diego, I returned to the UW as Faculty in the Department of Radiology, where I now split my appointment between the Community Division and the Musculoskeletal Section of the Academic Division. This job structure makes me well positioned to bring the latest innovations to the people of Wisconsin, in the spirit of the University of Wisconsin Idea. My major achievements have been in structuredreporting, surgical planning using 3D printing, and clinical research in osteoarticular disease.