Alissa J. Huston, M.D.

Alissa J. Huston, M.D.

Contact Information

125 Red Creek Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Appointment: (585) 486-0600

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Alissa Huston is a Rochester native who received her medical degree at the University of Buffalo, and went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Hematology/Oncology fellowship, during which time she was involved in research involving bone metastasis in cancer. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester, where her clinical efforts are focused on breast cancer. She is also the Director for Medical Student and Resident Education for the Hematology/Oncology Division.

Her research efforts focus on understanding the effects of treatment for breast cancer upon bone health, the role of vitamin D in breast cancer and how improvements in education affect residents and medical students rotating on our inpatient oncology unit. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Disease and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Her philosophy is that there is no singular approach to patient care. Even though many patients may carry the same diagnosis, each individual is affected by that illness in a different way. Patients are not perceived as just a number, but instead approached and treated as the unique individuals they represent.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Jacob Gitleman Award | Gilda's Club of Rochester 2014
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellowship Award | Department of Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital 2009 - 2011
ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (ASH-CRTI) Award. Phase I Trial of Perifosine and 17-DMAG in Patients with Relapsed/Ref 2005
ASCO/AACR Workshop Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Award. A Phase II Study Evaluating the Effects of COX-2 Inhibition on Lev 2005
Cancer Education Consortium Workshop Award: Clinical Pharmacology of Anticancer Agents 2004
AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation 2000
Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Society 1999
James A. Gibson Anatomical Society Award 1997

Current Appointments

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


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


MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2000
BS | Biology | Wheaton College1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University of Pittsburgh07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/30/2001 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/30/2000 - 06/30/2001