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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Donna G. Blankenbaker earned her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and completed her residency at UW Hospital and Clinics.



Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Fluoroscopic Studies

Image-guided Biopsy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan

Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention


Spine Injections




UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-8340 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-9729 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
(608) 265-8231 | | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Daniels SP Mankowski Gettle L Blankenbaker DG Lee KS Ross AB Contrast-enhanced ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal biopsies: our experience and technique. Skeletal Radiol . 2020 Sep 15;
[PubMed ID: 32935196]
Woodward RM Vesey RM Bacon CJ White SG Brick MJ Blankenbaker DG Microinstability of the hip: a systematic review of the imaging findings. Skeletal Radiol . 2020 Jun 25;
[PubMed ID: 32583134]
Delic JA Ross AB Blankenbaker DG Woo K Incidence and implications of fracture in core muscle injury. Skeletal Radiol . 2019 Dec;48(12):1991-1997
[PubMed ID: 31172207]
Allen H Chan BY Davis KW Blankenbaker DG Overuse Injuries of the Shoulder. Radiol Clin North Am . 2019 Sep;57(5):897-909
[PubMed ID: 31351540]
Kijowski R Thurlow P Blankenbaker D Liu F McGuine T Li G Tuite M Preoperative MRI Shoulder Findings Associated with Clinical Outcome 1 Year after Rotator Cuff Repair. Radiology . 2019 Jun;291(3):722-729
[PubMed ID: 31012813]
Liu F Zhou Z Samsonov A Blankenbaker D Larison W Kanarek A Lian K Kambhampati S Kijowski R Deep Learning Approach for Evaluating Knee MR Images: Achieving High Diagnostic Performance for Cartilage Lesion Detection. Radiology . 2018 Oct;289(1):160-169
[PubMed ID: 30063195]
Weber MA Blankenbaker DG Postoperative Imaging of the Knee. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol . 2018 Sep;22(4):375-376
[PubMed ID: 30134461]
Nguyen JC Liu F Blankenbaker DG Woo KM Kijowski R Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans: Cartilage T2 Mapping of Stable Medial Femoral Condyle Lesions. Radiology . 2018 Aug;288(2):536-543
[PubMed ID: 29762089]
Walczak BE Blankenbaker DG Tuite MR Keene JS Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance of the Hip Musculature After Arthroscopic Labral-Level Iliopsoas Tenotomies. Orthop J Sports Med . 2017 May;5(5):2325967117707498
[PubMed ID: 28596974]
Liu F Samsonov A Wilson JJ Blankenbaker DG Block WF Kijowski R Rapid in vivo multicomponent T2 mapping of human knee menisci. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2015 Nov;42(5):1321-8
[PubMed ID: 25847733]
Gustas CN Blankenbaker DG Rio AM Winalski CS Kijowski R Evaluation of the Articular Cartilage of the Knee Joint Using an Isotropic Resolution 3D Fast Spin-Echo Sequence With Conventional and Radial Reformatted Images. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2015 Aug;205(2):371-9
[PubMed ID: 26204290]
Backer MW Lee KS Blankenbaker DG Kijowski R Keene JS Correlation of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection of the quadratus femoris with MRI findings of ischiofemoral impingement. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2014 Sep;203(3):589-93
[PubMed ID: 25148161]
Blankenbaker DG Section editor's notebook: pearls, pitfalls, and errors in musculoskeletal diagnosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2014 Sep;203(3):476
[PubMed ID: 25148149]
Hain KS Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Keene JS Del Rio AM MR Appearance and Clinical Significance of Changes in the Hip Muscles and Iliopsoas Tendon After Arthroscopic Iliopsoas Tenotomy in Symptomatic Patients. HSS J . 2013 Oct;9(3):236-41
[PubMed ID: 24426875]
McEvoy JR Lee KS Blankenbaker DG del Rio AM Keene JS Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections for treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome: greater trochanter bursa versus subgluteus medius bursa. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2013 Aug;201(2):W313-7
[PubMed ID: 23883246]
Blankenbaker DG Tuite MJ Non-femoroacetabular impingement. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol . 2013 Jul;17(3):279-85
[PubMed ID: 23787982]
Blankenbaker DG Update in hip imaging. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol . 2013 Jul;17(3):227-8
[PubMed ID: 23787977]
Kijowski R Blankenbaker DG Munoz Del Rio A Baer GS Graf BK Evaluation of the articular cartilage of the knee joint: value of adding a T2 mapping sequence to a routine MR imaging protocol. Radiology . 2013 May;267(2):503-13
[PubMed ID: 23297335]
Blankenbaker DG Tuite MJ Acetabular labrum. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am . 2013 Feb;21(1):21-33
[PubMed ID: 23168180]
De Smet AA Davis KW Dahab KS Blankenbaker DG del Rio AM Bernhardt DT Is there an association between superolateral Hoffa fat pad edema on MRI and clinical evidence of fat pad impingement? AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2012 Nov;199(5):1099-104
[PubMed ID: 23096185]