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Michelle Shayne, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer; Medical Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0600

Administrative: (585) 275-9319

Office: (585) 275-2778

Fax: (585) 273-1042

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Faculty Appointments


Dr. Shayne is Associate Professor of Medicine in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music and master's degree from the Julliard School before returning to the University of Rochester to obtain her medical degree. She remained at Strong Memorial Hospital for her internship and residency in Internal Medicine. She them completed her oncology fellowship training at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. She is in clinical practice at Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta. Her research interests include the study of chemotherapy-related toxicity in older cancer patients, and survivorship.

Professional Background

Michelle Shayne, MD, FACP is Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Wilmot Cancer Institute of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Shayne received her medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Shayne's clinical and research interests are in breast cancer, cancer genetics, and survivorship. She is the Clinical Co-Director of the Judy DiMarzo Survivorship Program and she directs the Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Clinic, both at the Wilmot Cancer Institute.



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


BMus | Eastman School of Music
Arts & Sciences

MM | The Juilliard School
Arts & Sciences

MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2004
Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Beth Israel Hospital

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2013 - 2015
Marshall Lichtman Dean's Teaching Fellow

2012 - 2012
Faculty Development Grant Recipient

2008 - 2010
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow
Location: Rochester, NY

Honored by 3rd year residents in Medicine & Medicine-Pediatrics as faculty member they felt contributed most to education.

Robert I. Weed Summer Research Fellowship in Hematology
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

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Journal Articles

Williams AM, Shah R, Shayne M, Huston AJ, Krebs M, Murray N, Thompson BD, Doyle K, Korotkin J, van Wijngaarden E, Hyland S, Moynihan JA, Cory-Slechta DA, Janelsins MC. "Associations between inflammatory markers and cognitive function in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy." Journal of neuroimmunology.. 2018 Jan 15; 314:17-23. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Prasad P, Shayne M. "Effect of Dietary Soy on Breast Cancer Recurrence and Mortality: A Review". J Nutr Food Sci. 2016; 6: 1-6.

Heckler CE, Garland SN, Peoples AR, Perlis ML, Shayne M, Morrow GR, Kamen C, Hoefler J, Roscoe JA. "Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, but not armodafinil, improves fatigue in cancer survivors with insomnia: a randomized placebo-controlled trial." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2016 May 0; 24(5):2059-2066. Epub 2015 Nov 05.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Special considerations - The Hematopoietic Growth Factors in the Elderly
Book Title: Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Oncology
Author List: Shayne M, Balducci L
Published By: Springer2009

Chapter Title: Breast Cancer Management in the Older Patient
Book Title: Practical Geriatric Oncology
Author List: Shayne M, Kimmick G
Published By: Cambridge University Press2009

Chapter Title: Supportive Care of the Elderly Cancer Patient
Book Title: Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in Therapeutic Strategies
Author List: Shayne M, Balducci L
Edited By: Lyman G, Crawford J
Published By: Informa Healthcare2008 in New York, NY




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