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Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

J. Louis Hinshaw, MD

  • Radiology


James Louis Hinshaw, MD, is a radiologist at UW Health and a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in both the Department of Radiology and the Department of Urology. He treats a range of urologic and abdominal conditions using image-guided procedures.

Dr. Hinshaw specializes in treating both benign and malignant tumors using image-guided ablative techniques like microwave, cryo and ethanol ablation. He cares for various conditions, including kidney, liver and lung cancer, metastatic disease and benign growths such as hepatic adenomas, cysts, hemangiomas and oncocytomas. Dr. Hinshaw also performs biopsies, fluid drainages, diagnostic imaging and virtual colonoscopies.

Dr. Hinshaw provides patient-first care backed by the most innovative medical tools and techniques in the industry. He believes in partnering with patients to support and educate them as they overcome obstacles to their health.

Outside of his clinical work, Dr. Hinshaw serves as the section chief and fellowship director of abdominal imaging and intervention. He also conducts research on the development and improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic image-guided medical tools and procedures.

In his free time, Dr. Hinshaw focuses on spending time with his family and maintaining his own physical and mental well-being.

I believe in serving patients in a way that supports and informs them as they navigate their health care challenges.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Scan
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Scan
  • Abdominal X-Ray
  • Chest CT Scan
  • Esophagram
  • Fluoroscopic Studies
  • Image-guided Tumor Ablation
  • Prenatal Ultrasound
  • Swallowing Function w/Cineradiography
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Upper GI Tract X-Ray
  • Virtual Colonoscopy

Research and publications

Dr. Hinshaw's research focuses primarily on image-guided tumor ablation and CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and his work has resulted in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and hundreds of presentations, posters, and lectures at national and international meetings. He is a co-investigator on multiple NIH-funded grants and is actively involved with the tumor ablation laboratory.