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Damien O. Dawson, M.D.

Imaging Sciences

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients


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


Faculty Appointments


  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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