Patient Care Bio
Dr. O'Keefe is an orthopaedic oncologist, or a surgeon who focuses his practice on people with tumors of bone, joints, and soft tissue. He also cares for patients with fragility fractures from osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteogenesis imperfecta, and low vitamin D. Because many patients entering Dr. O'Keefe's practice are experiencing the most challenging time of their life, his treatment goal is to provide the best quality of life possible and instill confidence in his patients that they are getting the best care possible.
Dr. O'Keefe earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at URMC. He then completed the Massachusetts General Hospital fellowship in orthopaedic oncology. Soon, he realized he could help more people if the causes of diseases of the skeleton were better understood. He earned a PhD in biochemistry at URMC while conducting research.
Dr. O'Keefe, a national leader in the field of orthopaedics, is the Chair of URMC's Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at URMC, a team of nearly 70 physicians, biomedical scientists, and graduate and post-doctoral students. This team remains the top orthopaedics research lab in the United States since 2006.
|Best Doctors in America for Cancerous Tumor Surgery
|Fifth Annual Dr. Marvin J Hoffman Award in the Area of Faculty Mentoring to Medical Students, Awarded at the Annual Hoffman Awards Ceremony,
|Dean's Endowed Chair, Professor of Orthopaedics and Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine.
|American Orthopaedic Association ABC Traveling Fellowship,
|Dean's Endowed Chair, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester
School of Medicine.
|The Dane and Mary Louise Miller Endowed Research Grant, Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation,
|Kappa Delta Award, Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation.
|AOA Resident Traveling Research Award, "Differential expression of transforming growth factor-ß receptors and biological effects in maturationally distinct subpopulations of growth plate chondrocytes.