Per-Lennart A. Westesson, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Per-Lennart A. Westesson, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1839
Fax: (585) 473-4861

Professional Bio

1984 DDS University of Lund, Sweden
1982 PhD University of Lund, Sweden
1986 Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Ministry of Health and Welfare, Sweden
1986 Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
1992 Professor of Radiology, University of Rochester and Chief of Head and Neck Imaging
1996 MD University of Rochester
1999 Specialist Diagnostic Radiology. American Board of Radiology
2001 Sub-specialty recognition in neuroradiology (CAQ) American Board of Radiology
2001-2012 Chief of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at University of Rochester

Research Bio

Dr. Westesson has published 16 textbooks related to neuroradiology and maxillofacial radiology. The most recent book is a 600 page book on post-operative neuroradiology studies. He has written over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and several hundred case reports. Dr. Westesson has lectured internationally in more than 40 countries and is a world expert on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) imaging. Additionally, he has published numerous papers on spine procedures, especially related to vertebral augmentation.

Awards & Honors (National)

Magna Cum Laude Award | American Society of Neuroradiology | Chicago, Illinois 2007 - 2007
Certificate of Merit | American Roentgen Ray Society | Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida 2007 - 2007
Certificate of Merit | American Roentgen Ray Society | Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida 2007 - 2007
Power Hour | American Roentgen Ray Society | Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida 2007 - 2007
3rd Prize | American Society of Head & Neck Radiology | Phoenix, Arizona 2006 - 2006
3rd Prize | American Society of Head & Neck Radiology | Phoenix, Arizona 2006 - 2006
2nd Prize | American Society of Head & Neck Radiology | Phoenix, Arizona 2006 - 2006
2004 Cum Laude Citation | American Society of Neuroradiology | Seattle, Washington 2004 - 2004
2003 Certificate of Merit Citation | Radiological Society of North America | Chicago, Illinois 2003 - 2003
2002 Summa Cum Laude Citation | American Society of Neuroradiology | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2002 - 2002
2002 Cum Laude Citation | American Society of Neuroradiology | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2002 - 2002
2002 American Association for Women in Radiology - Member-in-Training | Radiological Society of North America | Chicago, Illinois 2002 - 2002
2001 Magna Cum Laude Citation | American Society of Neuroradiology | Boston, Massachusetts 2001 - 2001
2001 Cum Laude Citation | American Society of Neuroradiology | Boston, Massachusetts 2001 - 2001
2001 Summa Cum Laude Citation | American Society of Neuroradiology | Boston, Massachusetts 2001 - 2001
2001 Certificate of Merit | Radiological Society of North America | Chicago, Illinois 2001 - 2001
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing | Radiology 1994 - 1994
Memorial Lecture | American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons | Phoenix, Arizona 1993 - 1993
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing | Radiology 1993 - 1993
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing | Radiology 1992 - 1992
Editor's Recognition Award w/Special Distinction in Reviewing | Radiology 1991 - 1991
John Caffey Award | American Journal of Radiology 1989 - 1989

Awards & Honors (Local)

Winthrop Fellow in Radiology | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 1999 - 2000
Award for Encouragement in Academic Works | Japanese Society for Temporomandibular Joint | Japan 1994 - 1994
2nd Prize for Scientific Work | European Society for Head & Neck Radiology | Karlsruhe, Germany 1992 - 1992
Basil G. Bibby Award | American Association of Dental Research | Rochester, New York 1991 - 1991
King Oscar the Second's 1984 - 1984
South Swedish Dental Association Memory Foundation 1984 - 1984
Award for Best Poster | International Congress of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology | Utrecht, The Netherlands 1983 - 1983

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 183 available »

2007 Apr
Hiwatashi A, Ohgiya Y, Kakimoto N, Westesson PL. "Cement leakage during vertebroplasty can be predicted on preoperative MRI." AJR. American journal of roentgenology.. 2007 Apr; 188(4):1089-93.
2006 Jan
Hiwatashi A, Zhong J, Ekholm SE, Westesson PL. "Fractional anisotropy is higher in Heschl's gyrus than in superior temporal gyrus in normal subjects." Academic radiology. 2006 Jan; 13(1):73-6.
2006
Kakimoto, N.; Hiwatashi, A.; Larheim, TA.; Westesson, P-L. "Diffusion-Weighted imaging of an abscess in the parotid gland." EJR Extra. 2006; : 11-14. Link
2005 Oct
Kinoshita T, Moritani T, Hiwatashi A, Wang HZ, Shrier DA, Numaguchi Y, Westesson PL. "Conspicuity of diffuse axonal injury lesions on diffusion-weighted MR imaging." European journal of radiology.. 2005 Oct; 56(1):5-11.
2005 Jul
Petersson A, Eriksson L, Westesson PL. "MR images mimic disc after discectomy." Dento maxillo facial radiology. 2005 Jul; 34(4):237-9.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD)

Specialties

Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology
Neuroradiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1996
PhD | Dentistry | Sweden - Non-Medical School1982
D DS | Dentistry | Sweden - Non-Medical School1974

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuroradiology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office12/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Radiology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office06/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Radiology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1996 - 05/31/1997