Joe Wildenberg MD, PhD

Interventional Radiologist
Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire

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ABOUT



Joe Wildenberg MD, PhD is a board-eligible Interventional Radiologist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

Joe also completed an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Penn, along with an Informatics Fellowship and Radiology Residency. He has dual eligibility for certification in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology (DR/IR).

Joe's current work focuses on applying Data Science to the challenges of the medical community including education, patient outreach, and screening compliance. He is also passionate about Interventional Oncology and in-silico molecular modeling.

CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

Wisconsin 2001-2005 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Physics
Mathematics
Molecular Biology
Wisconsin 2005-2012 Doctorate (M.D., Ph.D) Medicine
Neuroscience

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Wisconsin 2012-2013 Internship Transitional Year
Wisconsin 2013-2017 Resident
Fellow
Diagnostic Radiology
Informatics
Wisconsin 2017-2018 Fellow Interventional Radiology

AWARDS

  • 2017 Pendergrass Symposium Best Clinical Poster
  • 2017 WCIO Best Oral Abstract: HCC
  • 2017 WCIO Fellow and Resident-in-training Annual Meeting Scholarship
  • 2016 Synergy IR Resident/Fellow-In-Training Scholarship
  • 2016 Radiology Leadership Institute Summit Scholarship
  • 2015 RSNA Resident Research Grant: Magnetic Resonance Guidance and Monitoring of Percutaneous Electrochemical Ablation Using a Novel Coaxial Probe Device

PUBLICATIONS

  • Perkons N, Stein E, Nwaezeapu C, Wildenberg J, Saleh K, Itkin-Ofer R, Ackerman D, Soulen M, Hunt S, Nadolski G, & Gade T, “Electrolytic ablation enables cancer cell targeting through pH modulation” Communications Biology. In Press, 2018.
  • Wildenberg JC, Chen PH, Scanlon MH, Cook TS. Attending Radiologist Variability and its Effect on Radiology Resident Discrepancy Rates. Academic Radiology. 24(6):694-699, 2017.
  • Wildenberg JC, Yam BL, Langer JE, Jones LP. US of the Nongravid Cervix with Multimodality Imaging Correlation: Normal Appearance, Pathologic Conditions, and Diagnostic Pitfalls. RadioGraphics. 36(2):596-617, 2016
  • Ge BH, Weber CN, Wildenberg JC, Nadolski GJ, Gade TP, Hunt SJ, Soulen MC, Itkin M. Coaxial probe electrochemical ablation: Initial evaluation of a novel MR-guided ablation technique. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 26(8):1238–1246, 2015
  • Wildenberg JC, Chadalavada SC, Akers S, Yagnik PM, Nucifora PG. The Eagle Sign (of Radiologic Diagnosis) Aids in the Management of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: A Case Report. Neurological Cases. 1(2):1-3, 2014
  • Wildenberg JC, Tyler ME, Danilov YP, Kaczmarek KA, Meyerand ME. Electrical Tongue Stimulation Normalizes Activity Within the Motion-Sensitive Brain Network in Balance-Impaired Subjects as Revealed by Group Independent Component Analysis. Brain Connectivity. 3(1):87-97, 2013
  • Meier TB, Wildenberg JC, Liu J, Chen J, Calhoun VD, Biswal BB, Meyerand ME, Birn RM, Prabhakaran V. Parallel ICA identifies sub-components of resting state networks that covary with behavioral indices. Front Hum Neurosci. 6:281, 2012
  • Wildenberg JC, Tyler ME, Danilov YP, Kaczmarek KA, Meyerand ME. Electrical Tongue Stimulation Normalizes Activity Within the Motion Sensitive Brain Network in Balance-Impaired Subjects as Revealed by Group Independent Component Analysis. Brain Connectivity. 1(3):255-265, 2011
  • Wildenberg JC, Tyler ME, Danilov YP, Kaczmarek KA, Meyerand ME. High-resolution fMRI detects neuromodulation of individual brainstem nuclei by electrical tongue stimulation in balance-impaired individuals. NeuroImage. 56(4):2129-2137, 2011
  • Wildenberg JC, Tyler ME, Danilov YP, Kaczmarek KA, Meyerand ME. Sustained cortical and subcortical neuromodulation induced by electrical tongue stimulation. Brain Imaging & Behavior. 4(3-4):199-211, 2010
  • Wildenberg JC, Vano JA, Sprott JC. Complex spatiotemporal dynamics in Lotka–Volterra ring systems. Ecological Complexity. 3(2):140-147, 2006
  • Vano JA, Wildenberg JC, Anderson MB, Noel JK, Sprott JC. Chaos in low-dimensional Lotka-Volterra models of competition. Nonlinearity. 19(10):2391-2404, 2006
  • Sprott JC, Wildenberg JC, Azizi Y. A simple spatiotemporal chaotic Lotka–Volterra model. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 26(5):1035-1043, 2005
  • Sprott JC, Vano JA, Wildenberg JC, Anderson MB, Noel JK. Coexistence and chaos in complex ecologies. Phys. Lett. A 335(2-3):207-212, 2005

INFORMATICS/DATA SCIENCE PROJECTS


RADIOLOGY DATA QUEST

Raddq

HCC SCREENING COMPLIANCE MODULE

  • Automated monitoring of patients eligible for screening for HCC
  • Integration with PACS and EPIC
  • Automatic generation of reminder messages to referring providers

TRAINEE DISCREPANCY RATES

  • Discrepancy rates are a common method to evaluate trainees
  • Can simulation help separate actual performance from stochasic effects?
  • How can structured reports improve trainee education?
PIGI Lab

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY PROJECTS


ELECTROCHEMICAL ABLATION DEVICE DEVELOPMENT

  • Coaxial ablation device
  • Tissue destruction via acid/base chemistry instead of thermal effects
  • MRI compatible for precision real-time monitoring

NMR T1 SIMULATIONS

  • Molecular dynamics simulations can predict nuclear relaxation properties
  • Potential for streamlined search for hyperpolarized contrast agents
  • Gromacs and Gaussian integration for hybrid force field/quantum modeling

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