Allison E. Garda, M.D.



  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

Rochester, Minnesota

  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
    MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  4. 2011
    BS - Neuroscience; summa cum laudeUniversity of Pittsburgh

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Radiation Oncology
  2. 2020
    Mayo International Health Program Scholarship Mayo International Health Program
  3. 2016
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  4. 2010
    Phi Beta Kappa

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  2. 2021 - present
    ChairDepartment of Radiation Oncology Patient Education Committee
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Brachytherapy Society
  4. 2019 - 2021
    MemberDepartment of Radiation Oncology Patient Experience Committee
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberNRG Oncology Cervix/Vulva Subcomittee
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberDepartment of Radiation Oncology Education Committee
  7. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology