Nandakumar Menon, MD

  • Radiology
Nandakumar Menon, MD


Nandakumar Menon, MD, is a UW Health radiologist. He’s also a researcher and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Radiology, Section of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Dr. Menon diagnoses and treats people with cancer, thyroid issues, heart conditions and neurological (nervous system) disorders. He uses special medicines that contain small amounts of radioactive material to detect disease. With advanced imaging tools, he follows the medicine inside the body to see how the organs are functioning. He also uses nuclear medicine to target and destroy disease.

With expertise and a caring attitude, Dr. Menon treats each person as he would treat his own family. He listens carefully to their concerns and explains their condition. He outlines their treatment options and helps them figure out the next steps.

His goal is to positively impact each patient’s life.

To improve patient care, Dr. Menon studies new ways to treat prostate cancer with nuclear medicine. He’s also interested in researching new methods to detect atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in people with cancer.

During his free time, Dr. Menon enjoys soccer, cricket, basketball, movies, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.

If I can make someone’s life better — help them live a happier, healthier quality of life — that’s the best thing I can do.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Medical School
  • American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD