Allison Cleary, MD

Allison Cleary, MD


Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine


  • Breast
  • Genitourinary


  • Doctorate Degree—Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Medical Degree—Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Residency—Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Fellowship—Breast Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


  • American Board of Pathology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists

Research Interests

  •  Tumor heterogeneity
  •  Inflammatory breast cancer


  • Penn State Alumni Achievement Award (2021)
  • John W. Kreider Award for Research and Academic Excellence (2016)
  • Moskowitz Family Endowment Award for Graduate Research Excellence (2016)
  • Grand Prize Winner, Science and SciLifeLab Prize (2015)
  • Judith S. Bond Award (2014)
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Class of 1971 Endowed Scholarship (2014)
  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Predoctoral Traineeship Award (2010-13)

Recent Publications

Ng J, et al. A case of recipient-derived pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma after bilateral lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018;37(6):798-9.

Cleary AS, et al. Granulomatous ulcer arising in a child. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016;33(5):551-2.

Truica CI, et al. Immunotherapy in breast cancer- paving new roads? Curr Mol Pharmacol. 2016;9(3):208-16.

Cleary AS. Teamwork: the tumor cell edition. Science. 2015;350(6265):1174-5.

Cleary AS, et al. Tumour cell heterogeneity maintained by cooperating subclones in Wnt-driven mammary cancers. Nature. 2014;508(7494):113-7.