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

(Pronouns: he/him or they/them)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-3400

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Imaging Sciences

Biography

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

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)

Credentials

Education

2006
MD | Tulane University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/20/2011 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship 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 Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2022
Bai J; Grant K; Hussien A; Kawakyu-O'Connor D. "Imaging of Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression". Frontiers in Radiology. 2022; .

10/2018
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; 29(10):1472-1474.

2/2018
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; 39(1):106-113. Epub 2017 Sep 05.

Books & Chapters

2021
Chapter Title: Emerging Modalities in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Book Title: Breast and Gynecologic Diseases
Author List: Kawakyu-O'Connor D, O'Connell AM
Edited By: Shetty M
Published By: Springer Nature/SPI Global 2021

2021
Chapter Title: Role of breast imaging in Teenage, Transgender, Young, Pregnant, and Lactating Patients
Book Title: Breast and Gynecologic Diseases
Author List: Kawakyu-O'Connor D, O'Connell AM
Edited By: Shetty M
Published By: Springer Nature/SPI Global 2021

2017
Chapter Title: Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) of Benign Breast Conditions
Book Title: Cone-Beam Breast CT-Essentials
Author List: Kawakyu-O'Connor D, O'Connell AM
Edited By: O'Connell AM
Published By: Imaging Science Today LLC 2017 in Pittsford, NY

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