University of Hawaii

MMS Faculty

Louis Hinshaw, M.D. & “Komen Big Wig”

Dr. J. Louis Hinshaw is currently a Professor of Radiology and Urology at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health. He is also the Chief and Fellowship Director for the Section of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention. His research has primarily focused on image guided tumor ablation, image guided interventions, and virtual colonoscopy, but he has wide ranging research experience, resulting in 120 articles and chapters and over 200 presentations and posters at national and international conferences. He is internationally known for his expertise in the field of tumor ablation and was an integral part of the development of the dominant Microwave Ablation device utilized in the US (Neuwave Medical). During his career, he has been involved in grants that total over $6,000,000 in cumulative funding. The ablation program at UW is one of the largest and most influential in the country. It draws people from all over the country and the world, including from Hawai‘i. His focus has always been excellence in clinical care and for this he was honored with the 2013 UW Health Clinical Practice Excellence Award, an annual honor that recognizes a single physician out of over 1,300 in the UW Health system.

In addition to his clinical duties, he is an active teacher with multiple roles in the Radiology residency program and Medical Student Education program. In addition, he is the Director of the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship. He has more than 50 invited lectures at national and international conference and recently, he lectured at the UW Mini-Medical School. He is looking forward to the same experience at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

As a member of the Carbone Cancer Center, he is a strong advocate for and heavily involved in cancer research. In fact, he was recently a Komen BigWig, a fundraising effort in Madison that raised over $60,000 in support of breast cancer research and patient care. To do so, he wore a pink wig around town to raise awareness for this great cause (see above). In a previous life, he was a Big Ten champion and an All-American in the decathlon and was the 1994 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor (Top student-athlete at UW-Madison). On a related note, he believes strongly in an active, healthy lifestyle and makes sure that he finds time in his day to ensure “healthy aging”. On a personal level, he enjoys time with family, golf, basketball, and is an avid Wisconsin Badger fan.

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