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Richard KijowskiMD

Professor (CHS)

Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention

Picture of Richard Kijowski<span class="degree">MD</span>


  • Medical School: Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine (Maywood, IL)
  • Residency: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center (Dearborn, MI)
  • Fellowship: Indiana University Hospital (Indianapolis, IL)



Dr. Kijowski joined the Department of Radiology in 2003. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal MR imaging with emphasis on the knee and elbow. Dr. Kijowski has collaborated with members of the Medical Physics Department at University of Wisconsin to develop and validate rapid three-dimensional MR techniques for joint imaging. His primary research interest is the use of morphologic and quantitative MR methods to investigate osteoarthritis and acute cartilage injury. His secondary research interests include the use of post-contrast CT for evaluating articular cartilage and the use of advanced MR techniques to measure bone quality in patients with osteoporosis. His research efforts have lead to 49 scientific abstracts presented at national and international meetings and 30 articles published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Kijowski is an active participant in the teaching and mentoring programs of the department for both medical students and graduate students.