Barbara L. Asselin, M.D.

Barbara L. Asselin, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-4113

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Professional Bio

Barbara Asselin, MD, an attending physician and faculty member at URMC for over 25 years, graduated from Boston College, Boston, MA and then received her medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. After completing her residency in Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, she returned to Rochester and completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Rochester.

As a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Asselin has provided care for pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders, conducted research trials in pediatric malignancies, served as Principal Investigator to the Children's Oncology Group and Dana-Farber Leukemia Consortium, and authored numerous research studies, articles and book chapters related to her clinical and research interests. Since 2009, she has worked as an academic hospitalist in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine providing comprehensive inpatient medical care for children with acute and chronic illnesses. Dr. Asselin's academic interests include clinical research to improve the care of patients with pediatric cancers, medical education for medical students and residents, and development of individualized patient care plans for patients with complex, multispecialty needs.

Patient Care Bio

My passion is direct patient care that is comprehensive in treating the "whole patient" and family-centered by including children and their families in the development of the care plan. As a pediatric hospitalist, I provide care to hospitalized pediatric patients of all ages from infancy thru adolescence that are acutely ill or have medically complex conditions. This includes providing pediatric consultation to subspecialty and surgical patients and coordination of care among multiple provider teams.

Education of patients and their families as well as medical students, residents, and colleagues is a fundamental part of my patient care activities. I also have a specific interest in development of individualized care plans for patients with complex medical care needs.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Best Doctors in America 2004 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society 2003 - Present
George Washington Goler Associate Professor of Pediatrics 2002 - 2005
Jacob Gitelman Award | Cancer Action and Gilda's Club of Rochester 2002
Society of Pediatric Research 1998 - Present
Research Fellow, Leukemia Society of America 1987 - 1990
Wilmot Cancer Research Fellow | James P. Wilmot Foundation 1987 - 1990
Bradford Fellow | Department of Pediatrics | University of Rochester Medical Center 1985 - 1986
Rochester Academy of Medicine OB-GYN Annual Award 1980
Paul Gyorgy Annual Award, La Leche League International 1980
Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa 1977
Honor Society of the Order of the Cross and Crown 1977

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1981
BS | Arts and Sciences | Boston College1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, H. Cohen, MD, Ph.D at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School06/01/1982 - 07/01/1984
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School06/23/1981 - 05/31/1982