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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: medical/imaging pedagogy; CT/MRI of acute stroke, MRI of acute and chronic neurotrauma; evidence- and/or system-driven ED imaging initiatives; 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

Kawakyu-O'Connor D, Bordia R, Nicola R. "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Spinal Emergencies." Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America.. 2016 May 0; 24(2):325-44. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Utz M, Khan S, O'Connor D, Meyers S. "MDCT and MRI evaluation of cervical spine trauma." Insights into imaging.. 2014 Feb 0; 5(1):67-75. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

O'Connell AM, Kawakyu-O'Connor D. "Dedicated Cone-beam Breast Computed Tomography and Diagnostic Mammography: Comparison of Radiation Dose, Patient Comfort, And Qualitative Review of Imaging Findings in BI-RADS 4 and 5 Lesions." Journal of clinical imaging science.. 2012 2:7. Epub 2012 Feb 25.

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