Avice M. O'Connell, M.D., M.A.

Avice M. O'Connell, M.D., M.A.

Contact Information

HH Breast Imaging Center

Appointment: (585) 487-3300

Professional Bio

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Clinical Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2011-present)
Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2006 – 2011)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1999 – 2006)



Professional Appointments
Clinical Teaching Faculty, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Rochester Institute of Technology (2011-present)
Attending Radiologist, University of Rochester Medical Center (2006 – present)
Attending Radiologist, Rochester General Hospital (1995 – 2006)
Attending Radiologist, St Mary's Hospital, Genesee Radiological Group (1981 – 1982)
Attending Radiologist, Highland Hospital/Genesee Hospital, IDE Radiology Group (1979 – 1981)

Administrative Appointments
Director of Women's Imaging, University of Rochester Medical Center (2006 – present)
Board of Directors, University Medical Imaging, Rochester, NY (2006 – 2007)
Vice President, Rochester Radiology Associates, (2000 – 2006)
President, Genesee Radiological Group and Northside Radiology (1996 – 2000)
Partner, Genesee Radiological Group and Northside Radiology (1982 – 1996)

Journal Reviewer
Reviewer – American Journal of Roentgenology (2006 – present)
Reviewer- Journal of Clinical Imaging Sciences (2011 - )

Professional Society Membership
Member – Radiological Society of North America (2007 – present)
Member – American Roentgen Ray Society (2007 – present)
Member – Society of Breast Imaging (2006 – present)
President, Rochester Academy of Medicine (2002 – 2003)
President – Rochester Roentgen Ray Society (1998 – 1999)
Board of Trustees, Rochester Academy of Medicine (1997 – 2004)
Treasurer/Secretary – Rochester Roentgen Ray Society (1994 – 1998)
Member – American College of Radiology (1989 – present)
Fellow-2007
President – Rochester Ultrasound Society (1981 – 1982)

Patient Care Bio

She specializes in all aspects of breast imaging including screening, diagnosis, minimally invasive biopsies and follow up after cancer diagnosis.
Her research involves cutting edge new technologies, in particular, Cone Beam CT of the breast.
Dr. O'Connell is a world renowned speaker and is very active in teaching medical students, residents and is frequently solicited for her expert opinion in the media.

Awards & Honors (Local)

2013 Communicator Awards | Second Opinion Cable Show 2013
"Top Doc" Diagnostic Radiology | 585 Magazine 2013
Bronze Statue - 2012 Telly Award | Second Opion TV 2012
Certificate of Merit "Cone Beam CT of the Breast: What is Hidden in Dense Breasts?" | Education Exhibit presented at the 97th Annual RSNA Mtg. 2011
Certificate of Merit " Management of Papillary Breast Lesions: An Imaging Pathology-based Approach" | Education Exhibit presented at the 97th Annual RSNA mtg. 2011
Arvin Robinson Award for senior faculty member who demonstrates excellence in resident education and teaching | Department of Imaging Sciences | University of Rochester Medical Center - Rochester, NY 2008 - 2009
Award of Merit for poster on "Cone Beam Computed Tomography of the Breast" with Sarah Majewski & Richard Gong | Radiological Society of North America | RSNA Annual Conference - Chicago, IL 2008
Elected as Fellow | American College of Radiology 2007

Current Appointments

Professor of Clinical - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

MA | Arts & Sciences | Ireland-Trinity Coll, U Dublin1995
MD | Medicine | Ireland-Fac Med U Coll, Dublin1973
BA | Arts & Sciences | Ireland-Trinity Coll, U Dublin1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Rochester General Hospital07/01/1976 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Internal Medicine at Dublin Federation of Voluntary Hospitals07/01/1974 - 06/30/1976
Internship in Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester06/30/1974