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Hugo E. Valencia, M.D.

Hugo E. Valencia, M.D.


4.9 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Accepting New Patients



Sands Cancer Center - Canandaigua

395 West Street, Suite 101
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Wilmot Cancer Institute - Greece

155 Bellwood Drive
Rochester, NY 14606

About Me

Dr. Valencia is committed to treating his patients like family. "I am grateful for having trained in academic centers, but my favorite part of caring for people with cancer is spending extra time getting to know them. I believe providing great care requires practicing the art of listening, communica...
Dr. Valencia is committed to treating his patients like family. "I am grateful for having trained in academic centers, but my favorite part of caring for people with cancer is spending extra time getting to know them. I believe providing great care requires practicing the art of listening, communicating honestly, and providing hope." To achieve this, Dr. Valencia pays extra attention to the details. He emphasizes teaching patients and their families about their disease and treatment options. He uses new advances in screening, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, combination chemotherapy and genetic profiling to provide his patients with the latest advances in care.

Dr. Valencia has published, participated in and presented research at national conferences but measures his personal achievements in a different way. "Cancer is not an easy disease to treat because it's not all about knowing what drug to prescribe or what test to order. It's about treating people with respect and empathy." During his years of training, he has been recognized for his leadership, teaching, and compassionate bedside manner and served as chief resident of his residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Valencia is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

When out of the office, Dr. Valencia enjoys soccer, running along the Erie Canal, traveling to new places, volunteering locally and spending time with friends and family.

Certified Specialties

Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor (Voluntary) - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Medical Oncology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. 2015 - 2017

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2012 - 2014

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2011 - 2012


MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine. 2011

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

I did not have any problems during today's treatment.

Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Valencia is extremely knowledgeable. I have complete confidence In his recommendations. He Is personable and caring.Dr. Valencia explains things in an understanable way. I truly appreciate him!

Apr 11, 2024

5.0 stars

I am happy

Apr 04, 2024

5.0 stars

A Great person an Doctor.

Apr 04, 2024

Always a good experience with Dr. Valencia!!

Mar 22, 2024

5.0 stars

Although it's been determined that I won't be needing Dr. V's services, I'm grateful for the opportunity to meet him, speak with him, and - as I feel - have him as an advocate for my journey to finding a diagnosis. He and his team have set the bar for excellence in patient care very high.

Mar 18, 2024

Questions have been answered satisfactorily

Mar 14, 2024

5.0 stars

Care provider is excellent!

Feb 10, 2024

5.0 stars

For 5 yrs. I have sworn by this amazing doctor and his team. They always go above and beyond.

Jan 21, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. VALENCIA Always explains every thing to me My problem and and course of action.

Dec 19, 2023


Dr Valencia is an excellent Dr. I appreciate his keeping me informed about my condition and care.

Nov 07, 2023


One of the best providers I have ever had.

Oct 18, 2023


Very disappointd

Sep 07, 2023


Dr. Valencia is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is very empathetic and personable. I feel comfortable entrusting my care to Dr. Valencia.

Aug 30, 2023


My treatment Monday was great and the doctor was great and knew what I needed. I would recommend him and the other ones that are helping me to everyone that gets cancer. Thank you all again.

Aug 23, 2023


Dr.V is amazing- kind, caring, knowledgable, understanding, accessible when needed.

Aug 20, 2023

Everything went as well as I expected.

Aug 04, 2023


From my very first visit to my most recent, I have always been treated with respect and kindness by everyone! I have frequently spoken highly of this group!

Jul 27, 2023



Jul 22, 2023


Dr. Valencia is a very caring and concerned physician. I have recommended him to other people.

Jul 22, 2023


Dr. Valencia has diagnosed and explained my condition expertly.I especially appreciate his warmth and personal interest in my well being. I am comfortable and confident in his care.

Jul 19, 2023


[...] ALL GOOD

Jun 25, 2023


Very happy with provider and ALL support staff.

Jun 07, 2023


I really felt that the doctor took his time to explain things also listened to my questions and answered them. I felt good both times when I left this office....

Apr 22, 2023


Don't move Dr. Valencia he is perfect.

Apr 21, 2023


Have always felt comfortable and well informed when I was there

Apr 06, 2023


Dr. Hugo Valencia was excellent. Very thorough and put everything into layman's terms.

Mar 15, 2023


The experience is helping me decide on my treatment.

Mar 11, 2023

All superb!

Mar 09, 2023


This was the very first visit with us provider and a lot of it was going over history and explaining course of action. Until test come back there's really not much he could have told me in the session but seem to be looking at all possible avenues to take.

Feb 25, 2023


Dr Valencia has shown personal care and concern for me since my first appointment with him.

Feb 03, 2023

I was very happy with the phone conversation that we had. All my questions were answered and the explanations were very thorough.

Dec 18, 2022

Dr. Was understanding and clear with my situstion.

Dec 17, 2022

Dr. Valencia always takes his time and does a great job explaining things. He is kind mad compassionate.

Dec 17, 2022


Couldn't ask for a better provider. Can't says enough about "*Dr. Hugo."

Dec 16, 2022



Dec 12, 2022


Dr. Valencia is very knowledgeable and experienced and I learn a lot from him because he is willing to spend the time to answer my questions.

Dec 07, 2022


All were excellent.

Nov 15, 2022

This provider was excellent! He let me talk and ask questions and he seemed genuinely interested in my concerns.

Nov 07, 2022


Highly recommend this office and provider

Oct 24, 2022


Again A+++

Oct 24, 2022

I have already recommended Dr Valencia

Oct 22, 2022


Dr. Valencia always includes me in decisions and listens carefully to my opinions about my health and plan of care. He makes it a true partnership. He is warm, engaging and thoughtful. He is extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Oct 17, 2022


I can't even begin to describe what a wonderful doctor he is as well as a super person.

Oct 14, 2022


Dr has treated my husband since [...]/19. I could not be in better hands

Sep 21, 2022


I always feel like my concerns are being listened to and that the medical providers care about my health and well-being.

Sep 02, 2022


Dr. Valencia is always very kind and patient.

Aug 23, 2022