Dr. Nwawka completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at HSS after which she joined the Radiology and Imaging Department as an Assistant Attending Radiologist. As a fellow, Dr. Nwawka participated in numerous research projects which have gone on to produce multiple publications in the radiology and orthopedic surgery literature. She has and continues to present her research at national and international meetings. Trained in all realms of musculoskeletal interventions and imaging including MRI, CT and ultrasound, Dr. Nwawka is particularly interested in nerve imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound. She is the recipient of a grant from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine to study applications of ultrasound in nerve imaging.
Assistant Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Research Award, Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Honors in Research, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
American College of Radiology (ACR)
European Society of Radiology (ESR)
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As of April 24, 2015, Dr. Nwawka reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, 2008
Transitional Medicine, University of Chicago-Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2009
Diagnostic Radiology, Boston University Medical Center/Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013
Musculoskeletal Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, 2014
American Board of Radiology, 2013
Reviewer, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Reviewer, Sports Health Journal
Magnetic resonance imaging of shoulder arthroplasty: review article., Nwawka OK, Konin GP, Sneag DB, Gulotta LV, Potter HG., HSS J. 2014 Oct;10(3):213-24
Membranous lipodystrophy: skeletal findings on CT and MRI., Nwawka OK, Schneider R, Bansal M, Mintz DN, Lane J., Skeletal Radiol. 2014 Oct;43(10):1449-55
Ultrasound-guided needle localization to aid foreign body removal in pediatric patients., Nwawka OK, Kabutey NK, Locke CM, Castro-Aragon I, Kim D., J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb;53(1):67-70.
Sesamoids and accessory ossicles of the foot: anatomical variability and related pathology., Nwawka OK, Hayashi D, Diaz LE, Goud AR, Arndt WF 3rd, Roemer FW, Malguria N, Guermazi A.
Insights Imaging. 2013 Oct;4(5):581-93.
Giant iliopsoas bursa presenting as a large pulsatile groin mass., Monaghan N, Nwawka OK, Wyss JF., PM R. 2014 Sep;6(9):857-9.
Peripheral Nerve Imaging