Thomas G. Allison, Ph.D.

  1. Director, Integrated Stress Testing Center
  2. Director, Sports Cardiology Clinic

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. Allison is a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. His clinical responsibilities include stress testing, primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation, and sports cardiology. He is Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratories and Director of the Sports Cardiology Clinic, and Course Co-Director of the external CME course Focus on Prevention.

Dr. Allison has been practicing in the fields of stress testing, cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology, and sports and exercise cardiology for 39 years. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, American College of Sports Medicine and National Lipid Association.

Dr. Allison's research interests parallel his clinical interests. He is currently PI on a number of studies in the field of exercise testing.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Allison did his undergraduate work at Princeton University and completed a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and an M.P.H. in cardiovascular epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. An active participant in regional, national and international cardiovascular conferences, he has given over 200 invited presentations in more than 25 countries around the world — on all six inhabited continents.

Dr. Allison was for many years a successful long-distance runner with 26 marathons to his credit. He qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trial in the marathon in 1980.

  1. Cardiac rehabilitation
  2. Cardiovascular disease prevention
  3. Exercise stress test
  4. Lipid management
  • Stress testing
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise physiology
  • Sports cardiology
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Lipid management
  1. 1978
    MPH - EpidemiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  2. 1978
    PhD - Exercise PhysiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh
  3. 1976
    MA - Health, Recreation and Physical EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh
  4. 1968
    AB - PsychologyPrinceton University

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Honorary Professor of CardiologyAsociacion Cardiovascular Centroccidental, Venezuelan Associations
  2. 1988
    Secretary's Award for Health PromotionU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  3. 1968
    TraineeshipNational Science Foundation
  4. 1964
    National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholarship Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - present
    Course DirectorSouth Beach Cardiology Update: Focus on Prevention, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2012 - 2014
    Abstract Selection ReviewerAnnual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberHeart Valve Society of America
  4. 2011 - present
    MemberIschemic Heart Disease Council
  5. 2011 - present
    MemberCV Division Leadership Group
  6. 2010 - present
    Course DirectorPreventive Cardiology Conference, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  7. 2010 - present
    Course DirectorPreventive Cardiology Journal Club, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  8. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  9. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  10. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  11. 2009 - 2011
    Board MemberNational Lipid Association
  12. 2009 - present
    FellowNational Lipid Association
  13. 2007 - present
    MemberNational Lipid Association
  14. 2006 - 2007
    Course DirectorPutting Prevention into Practice: Individualized Approach to Preventing Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  15. 2003 - 2006
    Co-DirectorPreventive Cardiology Conference, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2000 - present
    MemberCouncil on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism, American Heart Association
  17. 1999 - 2006
    Course DirectorPreventive Cardiology Journal Club, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  18. 1999 - 2001
    MemberAdvisory Group, Women's Heart Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  19. 1997 - 2001
    MemberSteering Committee, CardioVision 2020
  20. 1997
    PresidentMinnesota Chapter, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  21. 1996 - 2001
    MemberMinnesota Chapter, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  22. 1996 - 1998
    MemberBoard of Directors, Minnesota Chapter, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  23. 1996 - present
    MemberWilderness Medical Society
  24. 1994 - 1995
    MemberCardiovascular Division Stress Testing Working Group, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  25. 1991 - 1996
    MemberCardiovascular Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  26. 1990 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  27. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  28. 1989 - present
    MemberMinnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  29. 1988 - present
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine
  30. 1988 - present
    MemberDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  31. 1988 - present
    MemberEpidemiology and Prevention Council, American Heart Association
  32. 1986 - 1987
    MemberSubcommittee on Exercise and Rehabilitation, American Heart Association
  33. 1985 - 1988
    MemberPeer Review Subcommittee, West Virginia Affiliate, American Heart Association
  34. 1985 - 1986
    ChairWheeling (WV) Heart Division, American Heart Association
  35. 1985 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  36. 1984 - 1986
    ChairResearch Policy and Allocations Committee, West Virginia Affiliate, American Heart Association
  37. 1983 - 1984
    PresidentWheeling (WV) Heart Division, American Heart Association
  38. 1982 - 1987
    MemberResearch Policy and Allocations Committee, West Virginia Affiliate, American Heart Association
  39. 1981 - 1988
    MemberWest Virginia Affiliate, American Heart Association
  40. 1981 - 1982
    Vice PresidentWheeling (WV) Heart Division, American Heart Association
  41. 1979 - 1988
    MemberWheeling (WV) Heart Division, American Heart Association
  42. 1979 - 1988
    MemberBoard of Directors, Wheeling (WV) Heart Division, American Heart Association
  43. 1975 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
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