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Alessandra L. Moore, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-1611

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Dr. Moore received her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, earning a Bachelors in Science (B.S.) and graduating with academic honors. After college, she trained for two years at the Massachusetts General Hospital BioMEMS Resource Center under Mehmet Toner, PhD and Sunitha Nagrath, PhD. There, she studied circulating tumor cells in whole blood and developed microfluidic devices. She next attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she was selected for the Clinical and Translational Research Pathway. After medical school, she completed internship and residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. During her residency training, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University under Dr. Michael T. Longaker where she studied scarless wound healing. She also attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business "Ignite" Program, an executive education series focused on the translation of discoveries to business entities. After residency, she completed fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at the Harvard Combined Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, where she trained with faculty from both Brigham and Women's Hospital as well as Massachusetts General Hospital.

Now recruited as faculty to the University of Rochester, Dr. Moore will provide cutting edge surgical care while also studying endocrine organ regeneration.

Area of Expertise
• Endocrine Surgery
• Tissue Engineering
• Thyroidectomy & Neck Dissection
• Open, Laparoscopic & Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
• Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Area of Special Interest
• Thyroid Cancer & Disease
• Parathyroid Disease
• Adrenal Cancer & Disease
• Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma

"Endocrine Surgery was an easy choice for me. I value being a highly technical surgeon, an astute clinician, and investigating the cutting edge of surgical technology. Endocrine surgery is a unique field that combines fine technical skill in the operating room with sound clinical judgement. It’s also a field where technology advances can readily improve patient care and outcomes. With my background as a surgeon- scientist, I was drawn to the complex clinical and surgical dilemmas that occur in endocrine surgery patients every day. With my research, I aspire to make discoveries that will improve care for tomorrow’s patients.

I believe that patient care should be both evidence-based and individualized. It is important to understand the science behind each disease, behind each person’s biology, and then apply the two to arrive at the best treatment recommendations. Together with my patients, we will choose the best treatment options based on the current evidence, their biology, as well as their personal preference."



MD | University of Massachusetts Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022
Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at Brigham & Womens Hospital

07/15/2016 - 05/22/2018
Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center

06/19/2015 - 06/18/2021
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Brigham & Womens Hospital

06/27/2014 - 06/18/2015
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Brigham & Womens Hospital

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Journal Articles

Moore AL, Smink DS, Rangel EL. "More Than a Pause-Reply." JAMA surgery.. 2022 Dec 7; Epub 2022 Dec 07.

Wrenn SM, Moore AL, Shah HJ, Barletta JA, Vaidya A, Kilbridge KL, Doherty GM, Jacene HA, Nehs MA. "Higher SUV on FDG-PET is associated with shorter survival in adrenocortical carcinoma." American journal of surgery.. 2022 Sep 8; Epub 2022 Sep 08.

Moore AL, Smink DS, Rangel EL. "A Pregnant Pause-Time to Address Mentorship for Expectant Residents." JAMA surgery.. 2022 Jul 27; Epub 2022 Jul 27.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Book Title: GMKA: Global Medical Knowledge Alliance
Author List: Alessandra L. Moore, Matthew A. Nehs
Published By: GMKA: Global Medical Knowledge Alliance 2022

Chapter Title: Scarless Wound Healing: From Experimental Target to Clinical Reality
Book Title: Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author List: Alessandra L. Moore, Clement D. Marshall, Allison Nauta, Hermann P. Lorenz, Michael T. Longaker
Edited By: Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, Antonios G. Mikos, Robert Nerem
Published By: Elsevier, Inc. 2019