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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kim obtained a combined undergraduate/medical degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, through the Inteflex program. He undertook residency training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, followed by a fellowship in abdominal imaging at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He spent five years at Mid-South Imaging and Therapeutics in Memphis, Tenn., prior to joining the abdominal division at the University of Wisconsin in 2005. He is the Vice Chair of Education and residency program director.



Abdominal CT Scan

Abdominal Imaging and Intervention

Abdominal MRI

Abdominal X-Ray

Colon Contrast X-Ray

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan


Fluoroscopic Studies

Image-Guided Biopsies

Image-guided Biopsy

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Swallowing Function w/Cineradiography

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Virtual Colonoscopy



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Residency Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
Internship University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Kim's research interests primarily revolve around colorectal cancer screening by CT colonography and rectal cancer staging at MR.

PubMed Articles
Kim DH CT colonography: the ideal colorectal cancer screening test. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2018 Feb 19;
[PubMed ID: 29460039]
Chang KJ Kim DH CTC technique: methods to ensure an optimal exam. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2018 Feb 15;
[PubMed ID: 29450610]
Park SH Kim DH CT colonography interpretation: how to maximize polyp detection and minimize overcalling. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2018 Feb 5;
[PubMed ID: 29404639]
Kim DH Lubner MG Cahoon AR Pooler BD Pickhardt PJ Flat Serrated Polyps at CT Colonography: Relevance, Appearance, and Optimizing Interpretation. Radiographics . 2018 Jan-Feb;38(1):60-74
[PubMed ID: 29148927]
Lee SJ Zea R Kim DH Lubner MG Deming DA Pickhardt PJ CT texture features of liver parenchyma for predicting development of metastatic disease and overall survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Eur Radiol . 2017 Nov 21;
[PubMed ID: 29164382]
Pickhardt PJ Edwards K Bruining DH Gollub M Kupfer S Lubner SJ Kim DH Ross E Keenan E Weinberg DS Prospective Trial Evaluating the Surgical Anastomosis at One-Year Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: CT Colonography Versus Optical Colonoscopy and Implications for Patient Care. Dis Colon Rectum . 2017 Nov;60(11):1162-1167
[PubMed ID: 28991080]
Smith MA Weiss JM Potvien A Schumacher JR Gangnon RE Kim DH Weeth-Feinstein LA Pickhardt PJ Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Screening: Impact on Overall Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates. Radiology . 2017 Sep;284(3):717-724
[PubMed ID: 28696184]
Pooler BD Kim DH Pickhardt PJ Extracolonic Findings at Screening CT Colonography: Prevalence, Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Jul;209(1):94-102
[PubMed ID: 28333541]
Ziemlewicz TJ Kim DH Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Robbins JB Pickhardt PJ Computer-Aided Detection of Colorectal Polyps at CT Colonography: Prospective Clinical Performance and Third-Party Reimbursement. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Jun;208(6):1244-1248
[PubMed ID: 28753031]
Pooler BD Lubner MG Kim DH Chen OT Li K Chen GH Pickhardt PJ Prospective Evaluation of Reduced Dose Computed Tomography for the Detection of Low-Contrast Liver Lesions: Direct Comparison with Concurrent Standard Dose Imaging. Eur Radiol . 2017 May;27(5):2055-2066
[PubMed ID: 27595834]
Expert Panel on Gastrointestinal Imaging:. Fowler KJ Kaur H Cash BD Feig BW Gage KL Garcia EM Hara AK Herman JM Kim DH Lambert DL Levy AD Peterson CM Scheirey CD Small W Jr Smith MP Lalani T Carucci LR ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Pretreatment Staging of Colorectal Cancer. J Am Coll Radiol . 2017 May;14(5S):S234-S244
[PubMed ID: 28473079]
Expert Panels on Vascular Imaging and Gastrointestinal Imaging:. Singh-Bhinder N Kim DH Holly BP Johnson PT Hanley M Carucci LR Cash BD Chandra A Gage KL Lambert DL Levy AD Oliva IB Peterson CM Strax R Rybicki FJ Dill KE ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. J Am Coll Radiol . 2017 May;14(5S):S177-S188
[PubMed ID: 28473074]
Weiss JM Kim DH Smith MA Potvien A Schumacher JR Gangnon RE Pooler BD Pfau PR Pickhardt PJ Predictors of primary care provider adoption of CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2017 Apr;42(4):1268-1275
[PubMed ID: 27864601]
Pickhardt PJ Mbah I Pooler BD Chen OT Hinshaw JL Weiss JM Kim DH CT Colonographic Screening of Patients With a Family History of Colorectal Cancer: Comparison With Adults at Average Risk and Implications for Guidelines. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Apr;208(4):794-800
[PubMed ID: 28125785]
Kim DU Lubner MG Mellnick VM Joshi G Pickhardt PJ Heterotopic pancreatic rests: imaging features, complications, and unifying concepts. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2017 Jan;42(1):216-225
[PubMed ID: 27544356]
Weiss JM Pickhardt PJ Schumacher JR Potvien A Kim DH Pfau PR Jacobs EA Smith MA Primary Care Provider Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers: Implications for Designing Quality Improvement Interventions. Gastroenterol Res Pract . 2017;2017:1619747
[PubMed ID: 28163715]
Pickhardt PJ Pooler BD Mbah I Weiss JM Kim DH Colorectal Findings at Repeat CT Colonography Screening after Initial CT Colonography Screening Negative for Polyps Larger than 5 mm. Radiology . 2017 Jan;282(1):139-148
[PubMed ID: 27552558]
Kleedehn M Kim DH Lee FT Lubner MG Robbins JB Ziemlewicz TJ Hinshaw JL Preoperative Pulmonary Nodule Localization: A Comparison of Methylene Blue and Hookwire Techniques. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2016 Dec;207(6):1334-1339
[PubMed ID: 27657546]
Pooler BD Kim DH Pickhardt PJ Indeterminate but Likely Unimportant Extracolonic Findings at Screening CT Colonography (C-RADS Category E3): Incidence and Outcomes Data From a Clinical Screening Program. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2016 Nov;207(5):996-1001
[PubMed ID: 27505184]
Kim DH Matkowskyj KA Pickhardt PJ Serrated polyps are detected at CT colonography: clinical observations over the past decade and results from CTC-based screening of average risk adults. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2016 Aug;41(8):1445-7
[PubMed ID: 27405644]