John Symanski, MD

  • Radiology
John Symanski, MD


John Symanski, MD, is a UW Health radiologist. He uses advanced imaging tools to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries that involve the muscles, bones and joints. Dr. Symanski also is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Radiology.

To diagnose a problem, Dr. Symanski reads the patient’s X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs and other tests. He might find arthritis, bone fractures, sports injuries, tumors or other conditions.

While imaging tests reveal what’s happening inside the patient’s body, Dr. Symanski believes it’s also important to listen closely to the patient’s concerns and symptoms. He helps people understand their conditions and recommends effective treatment plans.

In addition, Dr. Symanski performs biopsies and injects medications to help ease his patients’ arthritis, bursitis and tendinitis pain when needed.

To improve patient care, Dr. Symanski also studies different treatments for knee osteoarthritis. These include a method that treats certain nerves around the knee to relieve pain and restore function.

During his free time, Dr. Symanski enjoys exercising and tries to stay physically active.

Seeing a person smile because they have less pain is very rewarding.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO