James E. Allison, MD, FACP, is an adjunct investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; a clinical professor of medicine emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco; and a member of the Division of Gastroenterology at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a national expert on screening for colon cancer. In 2003, Dr. Allison received the Bay Area Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's Premier Physician Award; and, in 2004, the American Gastroenterological Association's (AGA) Distinguished Clinician Award. Dr. Allison retired from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in June 1998 after 24 years of service as a physician. He was a full-time gastroenterologist and educator (assistant program director, internal medicine) at the Oakland Medical Center where he devoted the majority of his time to patient care, administration, clinical research, and teaching. In 1996 he received, the Lowell Beal MD Award "in appreciation for his example of academic excellence combined with warm humanity". Dr. Allison's research has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and other peer-reviewed journals. He is a peer reviewer for many journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Journal of the American Medical Association, and is frequently consulted by lay publications about gastrointestinal illnesses. He has been quoted in Prevention Magazine, the Ladies' Home Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. The American Gastroenterological Association's (AGA) Distinguished Clinician Award, that he received in 2004, was established by the AGA to recognize members of the practicing community who combine the art of medicine with the skills demanded by science by service to their patients.
- Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California
Division of Research