Department of Radiology
Olga Pasternak-Wise’s academic interests focus on optimizing resident education. Her research interests focus on neurologic trauma. She is the leading radiologist in a large, multi-specialty research project to determine if and how medical imaging can guide patient prognosis after penetrating brain injury. She is also a principal investigator of a study to develop machine-learning-aided imaging analysis of penetrating brain injury in civilians. Her clinical interests include developing teaching models for resident training to provide adequate image-guided lumbar puncture procedures using simulated patients.
Pasternak-Wise has presented her work at the American Society of Neuroradiology, Chicago Radiological Society, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. Her work has been published in the Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Orthopedics, and The Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Neurological Aspects of Systemic Disease.
She received a medical degree from Rush Medical School and completed an internal medicine internship at Illinois Masonic Hospital, radiology residency training at Loyola University, and neuroradiology fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She received a BS in cell and structural biology with a chemistry minor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, followed by an MS in medical imaging sciences from Chicago Medical School.