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Alissa Huston Porter, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 486-0557

Office: (585) 275-2778

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Alissa Huston is a Rochester native who received her medical degree at the University of Buffalo, and went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Hematology/Oncology fellowship, during which time she was involved in research involving bone metastasis in cancer. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester, where her clinical efforts are focused on breast cancer. She is also the Director for Medical Student and Resident Education for the Hematology/Oncology Division. Her research efforts focus on understanding the effects of treatment for breast cancer upon bone health, the role of vitamin D in breast cancer and how improvements in education affect residents and medical students rotating on our inpatient oncology unit. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Disease and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Her philosophy is that there is no singular approach to patient care. Even though many patients may carry the same diagnosis, each individual is affected by that illness in a different way. Patients are not perceived as just a number, but instead approached and treated as the unique individuals they represent.



  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


BS | Wheaton College

MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University of Pittsburgh

06/30/2001 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/30/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Jacob Gitelman Award
Sponsor: Gilda's Club of Rochester

2009 - 2011
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellowship Award
Location: Department of Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital

ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (ASH-CRTI) Award. Phase I Trial of Perifosine and 17-DMAG in Patients with Relapsed/Ref

ASCO/AACR Workshop Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Award. A Phase II Study Evaluating the Effects of COX-2 Inhibition on Lev

Cancer Education Consortium Workshop Award: Clinical Pharmacology of Anticancer Agents

AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation

Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Society

James A. Gibson Anatomical Society Award

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Journal Articles

Turner BM, Skinner KA, Tang P, Jackson MC, Soukiazian N, Shayne M, Huston A, Ling M, Hicks DG. "Use of modified Magee equations and histologic criteria to predict the Oncotype DX recurrence score." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2015 Jul 0; 28(7):921-31. Epub 2015 May 01.

Kaldate R, Huston A, McCoy H, Cardeiro D, Noyes K. "Cost effectiveness analysis of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2." The breast journal.. 2014 20(3):325-6. Epub 2014 Apr 08.

Vedantham S, O'Connell AM, Shi L, Karellas A, Huston AJ, Skinner KA. "Dedicated Breast CT: Feasibility for Monitoring Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Treatment." Journal of clinical imaging science.. 2014 4:64. Epub 2014 Nov 29.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Myeloma Bone Disease
Book Title: Translational Therapeutic Strategies in Multiple Myeloma
Author List: A. Huston and G. D. Roodman
Edited By: I. M. Ghobrial and K. Anderson
Published By: Informa Healthcare, Inc. 2007

Chapter Title: Skeletal Complications: Bone Metabolism and Novel Targeted Agents
Book Title: Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in Therapeutic Strategies
Author List: A. Huston
Edited By: G. H. Lyman and J. Crawford
Published By: Informa healthcare, Inc. 2007