Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Frank Akwaa, M.D.

Contact Information

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-8762

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Patient Care Bio

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
- Multiple myeloma
- Amyloidosis
- MGUS
- Myeloproliferative neoplasms
- Essential thrombocythemia
- Polycythemia vera
- Primary myelofibrosis

Awards & Honors (Local)

Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship | James P. Willmot Cancer Center | Strong Memorial Hospital 2013
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 | Hunter College of City Univ of NY | New York, NY 2003
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society | Hunter College of City Univ of NY | New York, NY 2003
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholarship | Hunter College | New York, NY 2002 - 2003
Eugene Lang Student-Faculty Research Award | Hunter College | New York, NY 2002
Stephen Bucholz Award for Biological Sciences | Hunter College | New York, NY 2002
Deans' List | Hunter College | New York, NY 1999 - 2003

Current Appointments

Senior Instructor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Senior Instructor - Cancer Center

Specialties

Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2007
BA | Biological Science | City University of NY, Hunter College2003

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center09/01/2008 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008