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Pauline Kwok, MD, has been a staff radiologist in the Department of Radiology at the Fairview Hospital since 2002. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and achieved a medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. She completed a rotating internship year at the Cleveland Clinic, and residency programs in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic, followed by an Abdominal Imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kwok achieved dual Board Certifications by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. She obtained Certificates of Added Qualification in Nuclear Radiology from the American Board of Radiology and in Nuclear Cardiology from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Her areas of specialty include General Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Kwok served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as the Past-President of the Cleveland Clinic House Staff Association in 2000 - 2001. She was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association and as the Specialty Director for the Imaging Institute from 2004 to the present.
As the Alumni Specialty Director, she serves as a liaison between the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Radiology Alumni. She maintains the radiology alumni website and publishes the biannual Radiology Alumni Connection e-newsletter, which includes Imaging Institute updates, educational resources, announcements, events photographs and Cleveland Clinic news. She enjoys encouraging connectivity and interaction among the Radiology Alumni and the Imaging Institute staff.
general radiology, nuclear medicine
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