Elizabeth Sadowski MD

Professor (CHS)

  • Director, Gynecological Imaging
Abdominal Imaging and Intervention

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  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Wisconsin–Madison



Elizabeth Sadowski, MD, FSAR, Professor and Director of Gynecologic Imaging, joined the UW Department of Radiology faculty in 2001. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at University of Illinois at Chicago, she received her medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. Dr. Sadowski completed an internship in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL, a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center, and a Body Imaging fellowship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Sadowski began her academic career focused on multidisciplinary National Institutes of Health-funded research evaluating functional MR imaging on the assessment of transplanted kidney function. Since then, she has transitioned to research and educational initiatives focused on gynecologic imaging. Dr. Sadowski has developed, implemented, and published multiple protocols for imaging of endometrial and cervical cancer, and led multi-center studies on the assessment and risk stratification of ovarian lesions discovered on imaging. Dr. Sadowski is the Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) O-RADS MRI Education sub-committee, developing new imaging guidelines for assessing ovarian lesions on MRI. She also serves as a member of the ACR Women’s Imaging Appropriateness Criteria panel. Dr. Sadowski founded and was the inaugural Chair of the Society of Abdominal Radiology Uterine and Ovarian Cancer Disease-Focused Panel, whose goals are to advance gynecological cancer imaging practice through education, research, and development of clinical resources for radiologists and referring physicians. Dr. Sadowski is the co-founder and Chair of the Department of Radiology Women Physicians in Radiology, and has presented and published topics related to faculty career success, more specifically on promotion and time management. Dr. Sadowski has a keen interest in mentoring faculty and her message to all physicians is that balancing your career and home life is possible, so long as you have a clear focus of what is important to you. Dr. Sadowski's personal interests include spending time with her husband and four boys, relaxing at home or hiking, biking, and spending time on the water.