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Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Hematology & Oncology , Cancer

5 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Locations

Wilmot Cancer Center

90 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

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...
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
- Essential thrombocythemia
- Polycythemia vera
-TTP
-HUS
-Porphyria
-PNH

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Hematology & Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2010 - 2013

Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 2008 - 2010

Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 2007 - 2008

Education

MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2007

Awards

Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship. 2013 - 2016

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Resident Ravel Award (RTA). 2010

University of Rochester School of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship. 2004

Jonas E. Salk Scholarship Award for Research and Academic Excellence. 2003

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. 2003

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. 2003

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholarship. 2002 - 2003

Eugene Lang Student-Faculty Research Award. 2002

Stephen Bucholz Award for Biological Sciences. 2002

Golden Key International Honor Society. 2002

Deans' List. 1999 - 2003

Publications

Journal Articles

A Case-Based Approach to Transition of Care for Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Noronha SA, Pulcino TL, Akwaa F.

South Medical Journal. 2016; 109(9): 531-4.

The potential of target-specific oral anti-coagulants for the acute and long term treatment of venous thromboembolism

Akwaa, F.; Spyropoulos, AC.

Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2014; 30(11): 2179-90.

Treatment of Bleeding Complications When Using Oral Anticoagulants for Prevention of Strokes

Akwaa F, Spyropoulos AC.

Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2013; 15(3): 288-98.

Novel Oral Anticoagulants: A Review of the Literature and Considerations in Special Clinical Situations

Akwaa F, Spyropoulos.

Hospital Practice. 2013; 41(1): 8-18.

Surrogate end points for long-term outcomes in chronic myeloid leukemia

Akwaa F, Liesveld, J.

Leukemia & Lymphoma. 2013; 54(10): 2103-11.

A Pilot Study of Music Therapy in Huntington's Disease

Hyson C, Oliva R, LaDonna KA, Akwaa F, Richards J, Sahler OJ.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 2005; 76(10 (Supp 4)).

Factors binding a non-classical cis-element prevent heterochromatin effects on locus control region activity.

Harrow F, Amuta JU, Hutchinson SR, Akwaa F, Ortiz BD.

J Biol Chem. 2004; 279(17): 17842-9.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Again all questions were answered respectfully and reassuring.

Mar 29, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. And fellow make an excellent team complimenting and accentuating their skills

Mar 24, 2024

Dr Akwaa was very clear in his explanations. He answered all our questions. We were impressed.

Jan 14, 2024

5.0 stars

Excellent

Dec 08, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Akwaa was well informed and wonderful

Nov 17, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Akwaa listens, asks questions, & explains his thoughts.

Sep 19, 2023

4.6 stars

Care provider was "assigned" to me when the health condition first presented; I didn't pick provider but have no problems w/him being my provider. He's professional.

Aug 29, 2023

4.6 stars

No complaints with this part of the visit.

Jun 19, 2023

5.0 stars

I have been going to Dr.Akwaa since 2014. I trust him with my life. He is a wonderful Doctor.

May 02, 2023