Thomas Allison, PhD
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.