Swati Deshmukh


Swati Deshmukh

Assistant Professor at Northwestern University

Dr. Deshmukh has trained at multiple premier institutions, including Yale University, Stanford School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Hospital before coming to Northwestern University as a Musculoskeletal Radiologist. She provides both diagnostic and interventional imaging services related to bones, muscles, joints, spine, nerves, and soft tissues of the extremities. She has extensive research experience with expertise in high-resolution MSK ultrasound, peripheral nerve imaging, and sarcopenia. Additional interests include medical improv for trainee education, advocating for equality and inclusion, and leading physician wellness initiatives.



  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • High-resolution Ultrasound
  • MR Neurography
  • Image-guided Interventions
  • Gender Equity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Physician Wellness
  • Medical Improv
  • Meditation and Virtual Reality for Patient Care


  • BS in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics from Yale University
  • MD from Stanford School of Medicine
  • Preliminary Medicine Internship from BIDMC/Harvard Medical School
  • Residency in Radiology from Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship in MSK Radiology from the Hospital of Special Surgery


Multiple presentations within the Department of Radiology and Department of Orthopedics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, at Radiology International Meetings (ie. RSNA, SSR), and at CME conferences (ie. Loyola CME conference for MSK Radiology)


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