Deborah A. Mulford, M.D.

Deborah A. Mulford, M.D.

Contact Information

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

I was drawn to the field of oncology because it allows me to treat the whole person. The number of new and effective cancer therapies we can offer patients excites me, and it is incredibly rewarding to experience positive results with patients and families.



My practice style is patient- and family-focused. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team to determine the best, evidence-based treatment option for each individual. My primary focus is in the treatment of cancers originating from the lung and/or head and neck region. I am a native Rochesterian and am proud to have attended the University of Rochester for medical school.

Conditions I Treat:

- Head and neck cancers
- Lung cancer
- Other malignancies

Awards & Honors (National)

NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Program | NIH 2004 - 2006

Awards & Honors (Local)

Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Endowed Fellowship | Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation | Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY 2003 - 2005
Mortimer J. Lacher Fellowship Award | Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY 2003 - 2005
International Cancer Fellowship | University of Rochester Medical School | Rochester, NY 1996 - 1996
U.S. and European Patent-Photographic Apparatus for an Optical Instrument | Polaroid Corporation, Boston, MA 1991
Warner King Prize | Union College, Schenectady, NY 1990
Stearns Prize | Union College, Schenectady, NY 1989 - 1990
Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies | Union College, Schenectady, NY 1988 - 1990
Tidmarsh Scholarship for Piano | Union College, Schenectady, NY 1986 - 1990

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Part-Time) - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor of Clinical Cancer Center (Part-Time) - Cancer Center

Specialties

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

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1999
BS | Electrical Engineering | Union College1990
Post-baccalaureate program | Harvard UniversityAttended 1992 - 1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center07/01/2002 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at New York University School of Medicine07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Internal Medicine at New York University School of Medicine07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000