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

Cancer, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumor, Brain Sarcoma; Hematology, Oncology; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2981

Office: (585) 275-2981

Fax: (585) 273-1039

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs


My clinical interest is in the management of hematologic malignancies in children and young adults, particularly those that are relapsed or carry high-risk molecular features. Her secondary clinical interest is in the management of nonmalignant hematologic disorders including immune-mediated cytopenias.

Professional Background

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Dr. Shand is an early career physician-scientist studying how and why acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells produce "danger signals" that promote their own survival and tolerize the immune microenvironment. She is specifically interested in designing novel immunotherapies that manipulate how these signals are received in the bone marrow to eliminate minimal residual disease and prevent relapse.


Faculty Appointments


  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics


BA | Johns Hopkins University
Arts & Sciences

M HS | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Health Sciences

MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

07/01/2009 - 11/09/2012
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital/National Cancer Institute

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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 by a Young Inv

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

Shand JC. "One Giant Leap for AMKL". Blood. 2016; 127(26): 3299-300.

Shand JC, Qin H, Nasholm N, Capitini CM and Fry TJ. "Minor antigen distribution predicts site-specific graft-versus-tumor activity of adoptively transferred, minor antigen-specific CD8+ T Cells. PMCID: PMC3997266; PMID: 24141010." Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014; 20(1): 26-36.

Shand JC, Fry TJ. "Transplantation genetics and genomics: Alloreactivity after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In: Murray MF, Babyatsky MW, Giovanni MA, Alkuraya FS, Stewart DR (eds)." Clinical Genomics: Practical Applications in Adult Patient Care (1st ed.), McGraw-Hill. 2014; 174.