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Olga Pasternak-Wise, MD, MS

Director of Quality, Department of Radiology
Director of Stroke
Co-Director of Women’s Imaging

Sinai Health System

Doctor Operating CT Scanner

Why is Radiology important?

A picture is worth 1000 words," but we must see beyond the image. As radiologists, we must master a huge body of knowledge, develop diagnoses, communicate effectively and guide therapy for our patients. We must always strive to inspire and teach our colleagues, while achieving productivity goals and balancing appropriateness criteria with the hospital revenue objectives. Radiology is not just a job, it is an intellectually stimulating and challenging profession with great rewards.


Dr. Pasternak Wise has lived in the city of Chicago most her life. After graduating Rush Medical College, she completed her radiology residency at the Loyola University Health System and her fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has been working as a board certified radiologist with specilization in neuroradiology for the past five years at Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the leading urban healthcare institutions. 

While there, Dr. Pasternak-Wise was Director of Quality for the Department of Radiology and took over as the Stroke Task Force Director in 2019. Her passion for education allowed her to participate as a guest lecturer at the Loyola Universtiy radiology residency program. This November, she is thrilled to join the University of Chicago Hospital Neuroradiology team and spend her career working as a radiologist and educator for the esteemed medical center. Her teaching and research will focus on Trauma Imaging.