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Michelle Shayne, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer Medical Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 278-9319

Appointment: (585) 486-0600

Fax: (585) 273-1042

Office: (585) 275-2778

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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 is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Dr. Shayne received her training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Shayne's clinical and research interests are in breast cancer and survivorship. She is the Clinical Co-Director of the Judy DiMarzo Survivorship Program at the Wilmot Cancer Center.


Faculty Appointments


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


MM | The Juilliard School
Arts & Sciences

BMus | Eastman School of Music
Arts & Sciences

MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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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

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):2059-66. Epub 2015 Nov 05.

Roscoe JA, Garland SN, Heckler CE, Perlis ML, Peoples AR, Shayne M, Savard J, Daniels NP, Morrow GR. "Randomized placebo-controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy and armodafinil for insomnia after cancer treatment." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2015 Jan 10; 33(2):165-71. Epub 2014 Dec 01.

Zhang Z, Wang J, Skinner KA, Shayne M, Hajdu SI, Hong B, Hicks DG, Tang P. "Pathological features and clinical outcomes of breast cancer according to levels of oestrogen receptor expression." Histopathology.. 2014 Oct 0; 65(4):508-16. Epub 2014 Aug 01.

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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