Ogonna Kenechi Nwawka, MD

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)

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
MultiPlan PHCS
NYS Empire Plan
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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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

State Licensure

New York

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Reviewer, Sports Health Journal

Selected Publications

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.

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Peripheral Nerve Imaging

Shari Jawetz, MD

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Fax: 212.734.7475

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535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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