Allison E. Garda, M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Allison E. Garda, M.D., is a radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic. She treats a wide range of benign and malignant conditions with a focus on gynecologic and breast cancers. She strongly believes in a patient-centered approach that emphasizes patient education and shared decision making. Her areas of clinical focus include:

  • Treatment of gynecologic cancers including endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, and ovarian cancer
  • Treatment of breast cancer including localized, advanced, and oligometastatic disease
  • Brachytherapy

Her research focuses on quality of life during radiotherapy, survivorship, biomarkers for risk stratification and individualized treatment, and novel treatment strategies including advanced radiotherapy modalities. She is active in teaching, including medical education and global oncology. She is passionate about improving patient education and the experience of patients receiving radiotherapy and cancer care at Mayo Clinic.

  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Brachytherapy
  • Patient reported outcomes and quality of life
  • Survivorship
  • Cancer biomarkers
  • Global oncology
  • Medical education
  • Patient education
  1. 2021
    ResidentRadiation Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2017
    Transitional InternshipMount Carmel Medical Center
  3. 2016
    MD - Doctor of Medicine, Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  4. 2011
    BS - Neuroscience; summa cum laude, Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Pittsburgh

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research AwardRadiological Society of North American
  2. 2020
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Radiation Oncology
  3. 2020
    Best of ASTRO Abstract at 2020 Annual MeetingASTRO
  4. 2020
    Mayo International Health Program Scholarship Mayo International Health Program
  5. 2016
    Best of ASTRO Abstract at 2016 Annual MeetingASTRO
  6. 2016
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  7. 2014
    Award for Academic Excellence in the Musculoskeletal and Integument SystemUniversity of Virginia
  8. 2014
    Award for Academic Excellence in the Mind, Brain, Behavior SystemUniversity of Virginia
  9. 2012
    Fauntleroy Merit Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Virginia
  10. 2012
    Seldon Merit Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Virginia
  11. 2011
    Summa cum LaudeUniversity of Pittsburgh
  12. 2010
    Department of Neuroscience Research Excellence AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh
  13. 2010
    Phi Beta Kappa
  14. 2009
    McKesson Foundation Merit ScholarshipMcKesson Foundation
  15. 2009
    University Scholar Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Pittsburgh
  16. 2009
    Best Buy ScholarshipBest Buy

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberRadiation Oncology SAILS - Safety, Improvement, and Learning System
  3. 2021 - present
    ChairDepartment of Radiation Oncology Patient Education Committee
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  5. 2019 - 2021
    MemberDepartment of Radiation Oncology Patient Experience Committee
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberNRG Oncology Cervix/Vulva Subcomittee
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberRadiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Oncology
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberDepartment of Radiation Oncology Education Committee
  10. 2017 - 2021
    MemberAmerican College of Radiation Oncology
  11. 2017 - 2021
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology