Christopher Allison combines his scientific aptitude and fervent interest in medicine along with a passion for athletics and a high level of compassion for patients in his work as a Physician Assistant. He is enthusiastic about all that he does, whether on a professional or personal level. Professionally, he continually pursues available opportunities that add to his ability to better deliver care within the medical community, while in a more personal context, his commitment to educational opportunities supports his interest in the field of medicine and his desire to increase his knowledge base and experiences. Christopher has also developed a level of perseverance that allows him to work under a multitude of conditions with a positive attitude, a trait that has contributed to his success as a Physician Assistant.
Christopher graduated Cum Laude from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. During his intensive study, he received training at New York Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Lenox Hill Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Throughout his clinical rotations, he received outstanding performance evaluations. Following the completion of his Masters degree, Christopher worked at Maimonides Medical Center as an Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant. He is currently employed at New York University's Institute of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Bellevue Medical Center as a Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery Physician Assistant. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Institute of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Prior to living in NY and pursuing an education leading him towards a career as a Physician Assistant, Christopher graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Computer Engineering from a top engineering university in North Carolina. He was then employed at IBM in Raleigh, NC for eight years, working in network engineering, project management and business management. While at IBM, he began to develop a greater interest in becoming a member of the medical community during his volunteering experiences at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Pediatric Acute Care Unit and the Jaycee Burn Center. This interest later led him to switch gears and obtain a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Christopher has long had an interest in athletics. Throughout high school and during part of his time in college, he was an active member of the football and track teams. He now enjoys strength training, rollerblading along the West Side Highway, biking through Central Park and participating in a variety of sports. When not working or working out, Christopher also enjoys traveling and exploring different aspects of the world, as well as relaxing on the beach.