Hubert Vesselle, Ph.D., M.D.

Hubert Vesselle, Ph.D., M.D.

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
  • Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, UWMC
  • Program Director, PET/CT Fellowship Training Program
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357115
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 616-5781


Hubert J. Vesselle, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
University of Washington Medical Center

Dr. Vesselle obtained both his medical degree and his PhD in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is fellowship trained in both Nuclear Medicine and Abdominal Imaging.  Dr. Vesselle joined the University of Washington in 1997.  

He devotes one day a week to the Abdominal Imaging section and the remainder of his time to research, teaching and clinical work in the Division of Nuclear Medicine.  His areas of research are in PET applied to oncology, lung cancer and imaging tumor proliferation with PET.  He is also particularly interested in PET/CT systems.  As part of his clinical activity he focuses on correlative imaging between nuclear imaging and anatomic cross-sectional  imaging.

Dr. Vesselle is a dedicated teacher and researcher and serves as a mentor for medical students, fellows and residents.  Dr. Vesselle participates in several courses for medical students including diagnostic radiology courses (RAD 693), nuclear medicine preceptorship (RADGY 505).  He also presents several Nuclear Medicine and PET lectures each year.  Dr. Vesselle also organizes and chairs the annual University of Washington PET CME course.