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Allison Magnuson, D.O.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 275-0394

Fax: (585) 321-1724

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Hospital Medicine


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

Professional Background

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.



DO | University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Monroe Community Hospital

07/01/2011 - 07/31/2013
Fellowship in Medical Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/28/2010 - 06/27/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut Health Center

06/28/2008 - 06/27/2010
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut Health Center

06/28/2007 - 06/27/2008
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut Health Center

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NIH Loan Repayment Award Renewal
Sponsor: NIH

Selected chair, Junior Faculty Advisory Board, Cancer and Aging Research Group Infrastructure Project
Sponsor: Cancer and Aging Research Group

Karron Memorial Prize for Excellence in Geriatrics

NIH Loan Repayment Award

2015 - 2016
Department of Medicine Research Pilot Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

NCI/ASCO Teams in Cancer Care – selected participant

R25 Cancer Control Research Training Program Scholar

Geriatric Oncology U-13 Conference, Young Investigator Travel Award

Hartford Foundation Change Agent Award

Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar
Sponsor: University of Rochester Division of Geriatrics

American Medical Directors Association "Futures Program" Participant

James P Wilmot Research Fellow Award

HRSA Geriatric Research Fellow Award
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Geriatric Oncology Research to Improve Clinical Care U13 Conference Travel Award

Garibaldi Humanitarianism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

Chief Medical Resident
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

Intern of the Year
Sponsor: University of Connecticut

Sigma Sigma Phi, Osteopathic Medical Honor Society

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Journal Articles

Lichtenstein MRL, Levit LA, Schenkel C, Kirkwood K, Fashoyin-Aje LA, Bruinooge SS, Kelley MJ, Mailman JA, Magnuson A, Mirda DP, Natesan D, Hershman DL. "Researcher Experience and Comfort With Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring in Cancer Treatment Trials." The oncologist.. 2023 Sep 7; Epub 2023 Sep 07.

Loh KP, Wang Y, Yilmaz S, Nightingale CL, Parsons SK, Braun-Inglis C, Gada U, Montes A, Magnuson A, Culakova E, Strause S, Kamen C, Dressler E, Mustian K, Morrow G, Mohile S, . "Information Technology and Telemedicine Services in Community Oncology Practices." JCO clinical cancer informatics.. 2023 Aug; 7:e2300086.

Kyi K, Gilmore N, Kadambi S, Loh KP, Magnuson A. "Stigmatizing language in caring for older adults with cancer: Common patterns of use and mechanisms to change the culture." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2023 Jul 29; :101593. Epub 2023 Jul 29.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Oncology and Hematologic Malignancies
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A core curriculum in geriatric medicine
Author List: Magnuson A, Maggiore R.
Edited By: Harper GM, Lyons WL, Potter JF
Published By: American Geriatrics Society 2019 in NY

Chapter Title: Oncology and Hematologic Malignancies
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 9th Edition (GRS9)
Author List: Magnuson, A; Mohile, S.
Edited By: Medina-Walpole A, Pacala JT, Potter JF
Published By: American Geriatrics Society 2016 in New York, NY

Chapter Title: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Oncology
Book Title: Cancer and Aging: from bench to clinics
Author List: Mohile S, Magnuson A
Edited By: Extermann
Published By: Karger Publishing 2013