Allison M. Magnuson, D.O.

Allison M. Magnuson, D.O.

Contact Information

Pluta Cancer Center
125 Red Creek Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Wilmot Cancer Institute at Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

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Professional Bio

Allison Magnuson, D.O is a Senior Instructor at the University of Rochester with dual training in both medical oncology and geriatrics. A graduate of the University of Rochester and University of New England, she completed internship and residency at the University of Connecticut before returning to Rochester for her fellowship training.

Her research interests include health outcomes in older patients with cancer, specifically improving outcomes using geriatric assessment-driven recommendations. She is also interested in exploring factors that are influential to patients and providers when developing treatment plans for older patients with cancer.

Patient Care Bio

I am a geriatric oncologist and specialize in treatment of cancer in older adults as well as breast cancer. I am actively involved in research, focusing on improving outcomes for treating older patients with cancer. I understand that every person is unique and requires a different approach to care. I try my best to take the time to understand what each patient and his or her family needs – and then I strive to meet these needs. I am very passionate about what I do!

Conditions I Treat

- Cancers in older adults
- Breast cancer

Awards & Honors (Local)

Karron Memorial Prize for Excellence in Geriatrics 2016
Geriatric Oncology U-13 Conference, Young Investigator Travel Award 2015
Department of Medicine Research Pilot Award | University of Rochester Medical Center 2015 - 2016
R25 Cancer Control Research Training Program Scholar 2015
NCI/ASCO Teams in Cancer Care – selected participant 2015
Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar | University of Rochester Division of Geriatrics 2014
American Medical Directors Association "Futures Program" Participant 2014
James P Wilmot Research Fellow Award 2014
Hartford Foundation Change Agent Award 2014
HRSA Geriatric Research Fellow Award | Health Resources and Services Administration 2013
Geriatric Oncology Research to Improve Clinical Care U13 Conference Travel Award 2012
Chief Medical Resident | University of Connecticut 2010
Garibaldi Humanitarianism in Medicine Award | University of Connecticut 2010
Intern of the Year | University of Connecticut 2008
Sigma Sigma Phi, Osteopathic Medical Honor Society 2005

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine | University of New EnglandAttended 0 - 2007
Bachelor of Science | Neuroscience | University of RochesterAttended 0 - 2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014
Fellowship in Medical Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2011 - 07/31/2013
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital06/28/2010 - 06/27/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut06/28/2008 - 06/27/2010
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut06/28/2007 - 06/27/2008