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Jessica C. Shand, M.D., M.H.S.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2981

Office: (585) 275-2981

Fax: (585) 273-1039

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Pediatrics


Dr. Shand cares for patients in the pediatric primary care practice and provides expert consultation as requested for patients with hematologic issues. She is involved in quality improvement efforts through the GCH Morbidity and Mortality Conference which she co-directs, and through development of anticoagulation best practices. She is an active scholar, focusing her recent work on the ethics of scarce resource utilization, and on improving health equity for patients with sickle cell disease. Dr. Shand serves as the Associate Director of the Resident Research Track and teaches in the DEI and Core Bioethics curricula. Dr. Shand holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics, where she serves at the Bioethics Pathway Director, teaches several courses in Bioethics, mentors students, and implements curriculum innovations at the intersection of ethics, health equity, and spiritual care. Dr. Shand also holds an institutional leadership role as the Director of the URMC Clinician and Faculty Wellbeing Program, bringing an interdisciplinary lens to improving clinician wellbeing through innovations in technology use and team debriefs.

Professional Background

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics


Dr. Shand has a background in translational hematology research, including pediatric leukemias with high-risk features. Her current research focuses on ethics and health equity issues in hematology, including ethical issues in blood management and therapeutic drug development, as well as bias/stigma in the care of adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. Dr. Shand also has a scholarly interest on the impact of spiritual care and healthcare chaplaincy collaboration on outcomes of ethical dilemmas and community health equity.



  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | University at Buffalo

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 11/09/2012
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Johns Hopkins University Pediatric Anesthesiology (USA)

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/15/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2016 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Inductee
Sponsor: University of Rochester Class of 2016

AR Coalition™ Immuno Oncology Young Investigator Forum Second Place for Junior Faculty Basic Science (abstract competition)

2015 - 2015
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation/BBMT 2014
Sponsor: McCullough & Till Award: Best Basic Science Article

American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
Sponsor: Laboratory of Dr. Terry Fry, National Cancer Institute

Honorable Mention, Fellows' Research Day
Sponsor: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
Sponsor: Laboratory of Dr. Terry Fry, National Cancer Institute

Meg Colgan Award for Dedication to Underserved Children
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Pediatrics

2008 - 2009
American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award
Sponsor: Laboratory of Dr. Craig Mullen, University of Rochester

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Award
Sponsor: | University of Rochester, Department of Neonatology

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
Sponsor: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine

2004 - 2006
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continuing Support Award
Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program

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Journal Articles

Andolina JR, Reinish AL, Akhtar R, Noronha S, Shand JC, Girvin A, Korones DN, Bruckner LB, Mullen CA, Curran KJ, Boulad F. "Successful reduced-intensity conditioning hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with aplastic anemia in two children." Pediatric blood & cancer.. 2018 Aug; 65(8):e27218. Epub 2018 May 03.

Shand JC. ""Existential Fridays"-reflection in action." Pediatric blood & cancer.. 2018 Jun; 65(6):e27004. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Shand JC. "Looking up for AML in Down syndrome." Blood.. 2017 Jun 22; 129(25):3273-3274.