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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Davis has a special interest in interventional musculoskeletal procedures, such as vertebroplasty, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and spine injections. He also carries expertise in extremity and spine hardware and sports medicine imaging, particularly the hip and knee.



Abdominal X-Ray

Ankle X-Ray

Chest X-Ray

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Fluoroscopic Studies

Foot X-Ray

Image-guided Biopsy

Knee X-Ray

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan

Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention


Shoulder X-Ray

Spine Injections

Spine X-Ray



Wrist X-Ray



Research Park Clinic
(608) 265-8333 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
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

Musculoskeletal Radiology,  University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Residency Bowman Gray Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Internship Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, WA
Medical School Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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
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]
Ross AB Davis KW Buehler D Chan BY Primary Rosai-Dorfman Disease of Bone: A Report of Two Cases. Case Rep Radiol . 2019;2019:1720131
[PubMed ID: 30719368]
Allen H Davis KW Noonan K Endo Y Nguyen JC Orthopaedic Fixation Devices Used in Children: A Radiologist's Guide. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol . 2018 Feb;22(1):12-24
[PubMed ID: 29409070]
Nguyen JC Sheehan SE Davis KW Gill KG Sports and the Growing Musculoskeletal System: Sports Imaging Series. Radiology . 2017 Jul;284(1):25-42
[PubMed ID: 28628411]
Davis KW Bancroft LW The 2016 RadioGraphics Monograph Issue: Musculoskeletal Imaging. Radiographics . 2016 Oct;36(6):1603-1605
[PubMed ID: 27726740]
Rastogi AK Davis KW Ross A Rosas HG Fundamentals of Joint Injection. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2016 Sep;207(3):484-94
[PubMed ID: 27276101]
Davis KW MR imaging of the knee. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am . 2014 Nov;22(4):xv
[PubMed ID: 25442034]
Gill KG Nemeth BA Davis KW Magnetic resonance imaging of the pediatric knee. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am . 2014 Nov;22(4):743-63
[PubMed ID: 25442031]
Sheehan SE Khurana B Gaviola G Davis KW A biomechanical approach to interpreting magnetic resonance imaging of knee injuries. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am . 2014 Nov;22(4):621-48
[PubMed ID: 25442026]
Davis KW Rosas HG Graf BK Magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic appearance of the menisci of the knee. Clin Sports Med . 2013 Jul;32(3):449-75
[PubMed ID: 23773877]
Stephenson JW Davis KW Imaging of traumatic injuries to the hip. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol . 2013 Jul;17(3):306-15
[PubMed ID: 23787985]
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]
Davis KW Gill KG Upper extremity injuries in young athletes. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol . 2012 Sep;16(4):269-79
[PubMed ID: 23047275]
Obadina ET Blankenbaker DG Davis KW Heiner JP Orthopaedic case of the month: Ossified calf mass in a 32-year-old woman. Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2012 May;470(5):1522-6
[PubMed ID: 22359271]
Kijowski R Davis KW Blankenbaker DG Woods MA Del Rio AM De Smet AA Evaluation of the menisci of the knee joint using three-dimensional isotropic resolution fast spin-echo imaging: diagnostic performance in 250 patients with surgical correlation. Skeletal Radiol . 2012 Feb;41(2):169-78
[PubMed ID: 21399933]
Blankenbaker DG Ullrick SR Kijowski R Davis KW De Smet AA Shinki K Muñoz del Rio A Keene JS MR arthrography of the hip: comparison of IDEAL-SPGR volume sequence to standard MR sequences in the detection and grading of cartilage lesions. Radiology . 2011 Dec;261(3):863-71
[PubMed ID: 21900621]
Currie JW Davis KW Lafita VS Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Rosas H Lee KS Musculoskeletal mnemonics: differentiating features. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol . 2011 Mar-Apr;40(2):45-71
[PubMed ID: 21266270]
Davis KW Imaging pediatric sports injuries: lower extremity. Radiol Clin North Am . 2010 Nov;48(6):1213-35
[PubMed ID: 21094407]
Davis KW Imaging pediatric sports injuries: upper extremity. Radiol Clin North Am . 2010 Nov;48(6):1199-211
[PubMed ID: 21094406]
Davis KW Blankenbaker DG Imaging the ligaments and tendons of the wrist. Semin Roentgenol . 2010 Jul;45(3):194-217
[PubMed ID: 20483115]