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Karen Allison, M.D., M.B.A.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Ophthalmology, Occupational & Environmental Medicine


Professional Background

Dr. Allison offers expert medical and surgical care to patients suffering from glaucoma and associated conditions. She also performs complex cataract surgery. Dr. Allison received her medical training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Brooklyn, where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Allison then completed a glaucoma fellowship at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans, after which she entered private practice. In 2001, she founded Allison Glaucoma Consultants in Metropolitan New York City, where she was CEO until joining the Flaum Eye Institute.

Her research interests include glaucoma clinical trials, and she is active in promoting minority participation in medical careers and improving access to eye care for underserved populations. Dr. Allison takes a team approach to care, working with well eye care providers and primary care offices to preserve patient vision. As a glaucoma and anterior segment specialist, she provides the following treatments:

• Medical glaucoma therapy
• Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
• Trabeculectomy
• Canal procedures
• Laser procedures
• Drainage valve procedures
• Complex cataract surgery



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MD | Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick (USA)

MBA | George Washington University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Fellowship at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1996
Residency in Ophthalmology at State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Radiation Oncology at State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Internal Medicine at State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn

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