Undergraduate education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS, 2001

Years in MSTP

2005-2009

PhD

Biomedical engineering, 2007

Mentor

Fred T. Lee Jr., MD, and Daniel van der Weide, PhD

Thesis title

Devices and Techniques for Multiple-Applicator Tumor Ablation

Residency

Radiology, Stanford University, 2010-2014

Fellowship

Interventional radiology, Stanford University, 2014-2015

Current position

Assistant professor, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

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Undergraduate or masters publications

Laeseke PF, Winter TC 3rd, Davis CL, Stevens KR, Johnson CD, Fronczak FJ, Webster JG, Lee FT Jr. Postbiopsy bleeding in a porcine model: reduction with radio-frequency ablation - preliminary results. Radiology. 2003 May;227(2):493-9. PMID: 12676970.

Brace CL, van der Weide DW, Lee FT, Laeseke PF, Sampson L. Analysis and experimental validation of a triaxial antenna for microwave tumor ablation. IEEE MTTS Int Microw Symp. 2004 Jun;3(6-11):1437-1440. PMID: 18079982; PMCID: PMC2134895.

PhD publications

Hinshaw JL, Laeseke PJ, Weber SM, Lee FT Jr. Multiple-electrode radiofrequency ablation of symptomatic hepatic cavernous emangioma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Sep;189(3):W146-9. PubMed PMID: 17715082.

Hinshaw JL, Lee FT Jr, Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Brace C. Temperature isotherms during pulmonary cryoablation and their correlation with the zone of ablation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Sep;21(9):1424-8. PMID: 20688532; PMCID: PMC3158241.

Andreano A, Laeseke P, Lava M, Zimbaro F, Daniela V, Meloni MF. Asymptomatic metastatic melanoma of the gallbladder diagnosed with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Jul;29(7):1133-7. PMID: 20587437.

Meloni MF, Andreano A, Laeseke PF, Livraghi T, Sironi S, Lee FT Jr. Breast cancer liver metastases: US-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation--intermediate and long-term survival rates. Radiology. 2009 Dec;253(3):861-9. PMID: 19709994; PMCID: PMC4067493.

Laeseke PF, Lee FT Jr, Sampson LA, van der Weide DW, Brace CL. Microwave ablation versus radiofrequency ablation in the kidney: high-power triaxial antennas create larger ablation zones than similarly sized internally cooled electrodes. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 Sep;20(9):1224-9. PMID: 19616970; PMCID: PMC3309457.

Brace CL, Hinshaw JL, Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Lee FT Jr. Pulmonary thermal ablation: comparison of radiofrequency and microwave devices by using gross pathologic and CT findings in a swine model. Radiology. 2009 Jun;251(3):705-11. PMID: 19336667; PMCID: PMC2687532.

Laeseke PF, Lee FT Jr, van der Weide DW, Brace CL. Multiple-Antenna Microwave Ablation: Spatially Distributing Power Improves Thermal Profiles and Reduces Invasiveness. J Interv Oncol. 2009;2(2):65-72. PMID: 21857888; PMCID: PMC3158005.

Meloni MF, Andreano A, Laeseke PF, Lee FT Jr, Sironi S, Filice C, Ferraioli G. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic findings in a brucellar hepatic abscess. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Oct;27(10):1511-5. PMID: 18809963.

Hinshaw JL, Sampson L, Lee FT Jr, Laeseke PF, Brace CL. Does selective intubation increase ablation zone size during pulmonary cryoablation? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Oct;19(10):1497-501. PMID: 18662888.

Durick NA, Laeseke PF, Broderick LS, Lee FT Jr, Sampson LA, Frey TM, Warner TF, Fine JP, van der Weide DW, Brace CL. Microwave ablation with triaxial antennas tuned for lung: results in an in vivo porcine model. Radiology. 2008 Apr;247(1):80-7. PMID: 18292471.

Brace CL, Laeseke PF, van der Weide DW, Lee FT. Microwave Ablation With a Triaxial Antenna: Results in ex vivo Bovine Liver. IEEE Trans Microw Theory Tech. 2005 Jan;53(1):215-220. PMID: 18079981; PMCID: PMC2134893.

Brace CL, Laeseke PF, Prasad V, Lee FT. Electrical isolation during radiofrequency ablation: 5% dextrose in water provides better protection than saline. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006;1:5021-4. PMID: 17947126.

Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Frey TM, Mukherjee R, Winter TC 3rd, Lee FT Jr, Brace CL. Multiple-electrode radiofrequency ablation: comparison with a conventional cluster electrode in an in vivo porcine kidney model. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007 Aug;18(8):1005-10. PMID: 17675619.

Brace CL, Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Frey TM, van der Weide DW, Lee FT Jr. Microwave ablation with multiple simultaneously powered small-gauge triaxial antennas: results from an in vivo swine liver model. Radiology. 2007 Jul;244(1):151-6. PMID: 17581900.

Brace CL, Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Frey TM, Mukherjee R, Lee FT Jr. Radiofrequency ablation with a high-power generator: device efficacy in an in vivo porcine liver model. Int J Hyperthermia. 2007 Jun;23(4):387-94. PMID: 17558738.

Laeseke PF, Frey TM, Brace CL, Sampson LA, Winter TC 3rd, Ketzler JR, Lee FT Jr. Multiple-electrode radiofrequency ablation of hepatic malignancies: initial clinical experience. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jun;188(6):1485-94. PMID: 17515366.

Brace CL, Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Frey TM, van der Weide DW, Lee FT Jr. Microwave ablation with a single small-gauge triaxial antenna: in vivo porcine liver model. Radiology. 2007 Feb;242(2):435-40. PMID: 17255414; PMCID: PMC1945245.

Pareek G, Wilkinson ER, Bharat S, Varghese T, Laeseke PF, Lee FT Jr, Warner TF, Zagzebski JA, Nakada SY. Elastographic measurements of in-vivo radiofrequency ablation lesions of the kidney. J Endourol. 2006 Nov;20(11):959-64. PMID: 17144871.

Winter TC, Laeseke PF, Lee FT Jr. Focal tumor ablation: a new era in cancer therapy. Ultrasound Q. 2006 Sep;22(3):195-217. PMID: 16957613.

Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Haemmerich D, Brace CL, Fine JP, Frey TM, Winter TC 3rd, Lee FT Jr. Multiple-electrode radiofrequency ablation creates confluent areas of necrosis: in vivo porcine liver results. Radiology. 2006 Oct;241(1):116-24. PMID: 16928978.

Hinshaw JL, Laeseke PF, Winter TC 3rd, Kliewer MA, Fine JP, Lee FT Jr. Radiofrequency ablation of peripheral liver tumors: intraperitoneal 5% dextrose in water decreases postprocedural pain. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 May;186(5 Suppl):S306-10. PMID: 16632692.

Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Brace CL, Winter TC 3rd, Fine JP, Lee FT Jr. Unintended thermal injuries from radiofrequency ablation: protection with 5% dextrose in water. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 May;186(5 Suppl):S249-54. PMID: 16632684.

Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Haemmerich D, Brace CL, Fine JP, Frey TM, Winter TC 3rd, Lee FT Jr. Multiple-electrode radiofrequency ablation: simultaneous production of separate zones of coagulation in an in vivo porcine liver model. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Dec;16(12):1727-35. PMID: 16371542.

Haemmerich D, Laeseke PF. Thermal tumour ablation: devices, clinical applications and future directions. Int J Hyperthermia. 2005 Dec;21(8):755-60. PMID: 16338858.

Hullett DA, Laeseke PF, Malin G, Nessel R, Sollinger HW, Becker BN. Prevention of chronic allograft nephropathy with vitamin D. Transpl Int. 2005 Oct;18(10):1175-86. PMID: 16162105.

Shock SA, Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Lewis WD, Winter TC 3rd, Fine JP, Lee FT Jr. Hepatic hemorrhage caused by percutaneous tumor ablation: radiofrequency ablation versus cryoablation in a porcine model. Radiology. 2005 Jul;236(1):125-31. PMID: 15987968.

Laeseke PF, Sampson LA, Winter TC 3rd, Lee FT Jr. Use of dextrose 5% in water instead of saline to protect against inadvertent radiofrequency injuries. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Mar;184(3):1026-7. PMID: 15728639.