Gwy-Suk Seo, M.D., Ph.D.

Gwy-Suk Seo, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-5434
Fax: (585) 756-8290

Professional Bio

Dr. Gwy Suk Seo obtained her medical degree at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea in 1984 and completed rotating internship and diagnostic radiology residency training at Seoul National University Hospital in 1989 when she was awarded life-time Korean board certification in Diagnostic Radiology. After working as a staff radiologist and a faculty at Hanil General Hospital and Hallym University Medical Center, she pursued a postgraduate academic career and earned a Ph.D. in medical science from Shinshu University in Matsumoto, Japan while working as a musculoskeletal fellow for 4 years. Then she came to the United States as a visiting researcher in 1997 and completed a clinical fellowship in Musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Rochester. She obtained her second, and American Board of Radiology Certification in 2008 and is currently working as an associate professor of Imaging Sciences. After working as a musculoskeletal radiologist for 8 years at the University of Rochester, she joined the new departmental venture-Emergency Radiology 24-7 coverage. She is now Chief of the Emergency Radiology section and working to improve the after-hours patient care. Dr. Seo is an active member of Radiological Society of North America, International Skeletal Society, Society of Skeletal Radiology and American Society of Emergency Radiology. Through her basic research and clinical work, she has over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles to her credit and actively participates in annual national and international meetings. Her research interests are cartilage imaging, trauma and bone pathophysiology.

A specialist in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Emergency Imaging, Dr. Seo works closely with fellow clinicians to optimize treatment for their acutely ill and trauma patients. She is utilizing the extended work hours to establish and improve the service by the emergency radiology section, and to maximize educational benefits for residents and fellows. She is a strong proponent of using imaging wisely and often uses her radiological skill to identify problems which will help to prevent, or early detect, chronic disease. With her professional career in multiple different cultural settings and her experience in clinical, research and educational realms, she will bring a new perspective in imaging sciences in the coming years when a new paradigm in health care is desperately anticipated.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Arvin Robinson Award for establishing 24-7 Emergency Radiology services at University of Rochester Medical Center 2011
Certificate of Merit for Exhibit entitled | 107th Annual Meeting of the Roentgen Ray Society | Orlando, FL 2007
Bronze Medal for Exhibit entitled "Benign Wrist Masses Diagnosed on Radiologic Studies" | 107th Annual Meeting of the Roentgen Ray Society | Orlando, FL 2007
Certificate of Merit entitled "Imaging Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Masses of Neural Origin in the Appendicular Skeleton." | 93rd Annual Mtg. of Radiological Society of North America | Chicago, IL 2007
Certificate of Merit for Exhibit entitled "Muscular dystrophies: What the radiologists should know." | 106th Annual Meeting of the Roentgen Ray Society | Vancouver, BC 2006
Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit entitled "Hemorrhages, hematomas and related conditions in the MSK system" | Annual Meeting of Roentgen Ray Society | San Diego, CA 2003
Bronze Medal for a scientific exhibit entitled "Psoriasis: The Radiology, the Clinics and the Management" | Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society | Atlanta, GA 2002
Certificate of Merit for a scientific exhibit entitled "Magnetic resonance imaging of Nontumoral lesions of muscles" | Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society | Atlanta, GA 2002
Certificate of Merit for educational Exhibit entitled "Towards a picturesque Speech: Metaphor in Musculoskeletal Radiology" | Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America | Chicago, IL 2001
Scholarship for Graduate Study | Japanese Ministry of Education 1993 - 1997
Certificate of Merit for a scientific exhibit entitled "Symptomatic "Normal" Variants-The Radiology and the Management" | Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society

Recent Journal Articles

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Chan, K.; Monu, JUV; Seo, GS. "Peri-articular calcification - The diagnosis and management." Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2007; 30(18): 1-6.
2005 Mar
Hill CL, Seo GS, Gale D, Totterman S, Gale ME, Felson DT. "Cruciate ligament integrity in osteoarthritis of the knee." Arthritis and rheumatism. 2005 Mar; 52(3):794-9.
2003 Nov
Kwok WE, Zhong J, You Z, Seo G, Totterman SM. "A four-element phased array coil for high resolution and parallel MR imaging of the knee." Magnetic resonance imaging. 2003 Nov; 21(9):961-7.
2003 Jul
Garcia-Morales F, Seo GS, Chengazi V, Monu JU. "Collar osteophytes: a cause of false-positive findings in bone scans for hip fractures." AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 2003 Jul; 181(1):191-4.
2003 Jun
Kim TH, Kim SW, Seo GS, Choi SC, Nah YH. "Pyopneumopericardium due to an esophagopericardial fistula with a fish bone." The American journal of gastroenterology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1441-2.

Current Appointments

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


Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology


PhD | Diagnostic Radiology | Japan-Shinshu U Fac Med1997
Masters in Medical Science | Graduate School of Medicine, Seoul National University1989
MD | Medicine | Korea-Seoul National U Coll Med1984
Undergraduate | Premedical course | Collegeof Natural Sciences, Seoul National University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center08/01/2001 - 02/01/2003
Fellowship in Radiology at Shinshu University Hospital04/01/1993 - 03/31/1997
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Seoul National University03/01/1986 - 02/28/1989
Internship at Seoul National University03/01/1985 - 02/28/1986