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Daniel T. Kawakyu-O'Connor, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Imaging Sciences


Professional Background

Dr. K-O'Connor obtained his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed medical internship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, both in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native of Rochester, NY, he returned to complete both his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and his fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at University Medical Imaging. Dr. K-O'Connor is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Imaging.

Dr. K-O'Connor joined the Department in 2012 as a member of the overnight Emergency Imaging section. His professional interests include ED imaging -specific QA, medicine and radiology pedagogy, stroke and neurotrauma imaging, and the development and clinical application of emerging imaging technologies and applications, such as cone-beam breast computed tomography and PET-MRI.


Research interests include:
advanced imaging (CT/MRI) of acute stroke; trauma imaging; emergency radiology

Institutional Scholarship interests include:
resident pedagogy; wellness and physician burn-out; anti-racism; equity and inclusion practices; cone-beam breast computed tomography (CBBCT)



  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology


MD | Tulane University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/20/2011 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship in MRI at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinic Foundation

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Journal Articles

Wang M, Nuffer Z, Hu Z, Matich A, Kawakyu-O'Connor D. "Retained Guide Wire Migrates into the Brain." Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR.. 2018 Oct 0; 29(10):1472-1474.

O'Connell AM, Karellas A, Vedantham S, Kawakyu-O'Connor DT. "Newer Technologies in Breast Cancer Imaging: Dedicated Cone-Beam Breast Computed Tomography." Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR.. 2018 Feb 0; 39(1):106-113. Epub 2017 Sep 05.

Nicola R, Kawakyu-O'Connor D, Scalgione M. "Imaging of Vascular Injuries of the Extremities." Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology. 2017 Jul 0; 21(3):336-348. Epub 2017 Jun 01.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Nontraumatic Pelvic Emergencies
Book Title: Problem Solving in Emergency Radiology
Author List: Nicola R Kawakyu-O'Connor D Uyeda JW
Published By: Elsevier Saunders 2015 in Philadelphia, PA