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Frank Akwaa, M.D.
Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Medicine — Hematology/Oncology — Internal Medicine

Accepting New Patients

Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Medicine — Hematology/Oncology — Internal Medicine

Accepting New Patients


Locations

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
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Appointments

(585) 275-5823

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(585) 273-1042

About Me

I am a hematologist with expertise in coagulation disorders, hemoglobinopathies and general non-malignant hematology. I chose this field because I find hematology intellectually challenging.

My approach to patient care is to hopefully make a difference in my patients' lives, one patient at a time. I value my patients and do my best to provide them with compassion and respect, as well as apply my expertise and best judgment to their particular health issue.

Most important, I build long-term relationships with my patients during the management of their life-altering diseases. I am always upfront with my patients – together, we make collaborative decisions regarding their best possible treatment options and care.


Conditions I treat are:

- Anemias, including sickle cell anemia
- Hemostasis and thrombosis disorders
- Hemoglobinopathy
- General hematology
- Thrombocytopenias
- Multiple myeloma
- Amyloidosis
- MGUS
- Myeloproliferative neoplasms
- Essential thrombocythemia
- Polycythemia vera
- Primary myelofibrosis

Credentials

Education:

MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry — 2007

Post-doctoral Training & Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center — 2010 - 2013
Internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center — 2007 - 2008
Residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center — 2008 - 2010

Research

Publications:

Noronha SA, Pulcino TL, Akwaa F. "A Case-Based Approach to Transition of Care for Patients With Sickle Cell Disease". South Medical Journal. 2016; 109(9): 531-4.

Akwaa, F.; Spyropoulos, AC. "The potential of target-specific oral anti-coagulants for the acute and long term treatment of venous thromboembolism". Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2014; 30(11): 2179-90.

Akwaa F, Spyropoulos AC. "Treatment of Bleeding Complications When Using Oral Anticoagulants for Prevention of Strokes". Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2013; 15(3): 288-98.

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