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Damien Dawson, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Imaging Sciences


Professional Background


Fellowship: 07/2010 – 06/2011
MRI Fellowship, University Medical Imaging, Rochester, NY

Residency: 07/2006 – 06/2010
Radiology Resident, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: 06/2005 – 06/2006

Transitional Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Education: 9/2000 – 06/2005
Medical Doctor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

7/2004 – 06/2005
Student research assistant
Undergraduate Degree: 08/1996 – 05/2000
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign

High School Degree: 09/1992 – 06/1996
High School Diploma, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL

06/2001 – 08/2001 Physics Tutor and Resident Advisor, Chicago Summer Science Enrichment Program

08/1999 – 05/2000 Physics Tutor, Office of Minority Student Affairs, University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign


08/2007 – 06/2008 Department of Radiology, West Penn Allegheny Health System,
Pittsburgh, PA

• A short Power Point presentation for the 2008 ARRS National Meeting in Washington, DC about the current literature in the physics of Multi-Detector Cardiac CT with Dr. H. S. Beasley, Dr. B. B. Ghoshhajra, and M. S. Blackwood, MS.

09/2004 – 06/2005 Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

• Research assistant in pilot study examining the feasibility of a new unprepped CT colonography (CTC) strategy: low fiber diet and tagging (unprepped) vs. low fiber diet, tagging and a magnesium citrate cleansing preparation (prepped) with Dr. Hiro Yoshida and Dr. Abraham Dachman.

Summer, 2000 Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Student
Research, Chicago, IL
• Focus Group Organizer and Co-leader with Dr. Eric Whitaker. Conducted focus groups about violence in the Roseland neighborhood with children aged 9 to 17 to get their impression of the causes and possible solutions.

Summers, 1995-1998 Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

• Summer Science Research Experience for Undergraduate Participant in Physics Lab with Dr. Heinrich Jaeger. Performed data analysis for MRI data, built and ran several different experiments investigating granular materials



MD | University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in Radiology, General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Allegheny General Hospital

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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