Rank: Assistant Professor RS18319 Gabrielle Rocque web

Hematology & Oncology

Campus Address:
WTI 240

Mailing Address:  
1720 2nd Avenue South, NP 2540
Birmingham, AL 35294-3300

Administrative Contact:                 
Jasmine Shelby
(205) 975-2816

For an appointment, call (205) 934-9999 or toll free 1 (800) UAB-8816.

Departmental Affiliation(s):
Primary: Medicine


Medical Degree:       
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Internal Medicine Residency:  
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Clinical Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology:
University of Wisconsin, Madison


American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology


American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conquer Cancer Foundation- Young Investigator Award 2012 UAB Department of Medicine Walter B. Frommeyer, Jr., Fellowship in Investigative Medicine

Membership in Professional Societies:

American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)   

  • Member of the ASCO Quality of Care Committee                                                             
  • Member of the ASCO Measures and ASCO Value Working Groups 
  • Chair of the ASCO Measures Working Group- 2015 

American Association for Cancer Research 
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Dr. Gabrielle Rocque is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Hematology & Oncology and Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She completed her undergraduate degree, medical doctorate, Internal Medicine residency, and fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She currently practices as a medical oncologist, specializing in the care of women with breast cancer. 

Dr. Rocque’s research interests include improving the quality of healthcare delivery for cancer patients with an emphasis on shared decision-making, payment reform, and provision of supportive care services to patients. She served as Medical Director a successful 2012 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Award, which focused on improving health and healthcare costs by implementing a lay navigator workforce to support cancer patients across from diagnosis through survivorship and end-of-life. She has done extensive work evaluating the impact of receipt of guideline-concordant treatment on patient and health system outcomes. She also received an American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant to develop treatment plans aimed to enhance shared decision making for patients with metastatic breast cancer. She is active within UAB’s payment reform initiatives, and serves as a Co-Director of UAB’s Oncology Care Model Steering Committee.

Dr. Rocque has a strong interest in the interface between community oncology practices and academia. She has chaired the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality of Care Committee and the ASCO Measures Task Force. 

Publications: See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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