Allison received a Bachelor of Science in biology from McKendree University. While attending McKendree University, Allison was a member of Sigma Zeta, the National Honor Society for Math, Science, and Computer Science, serving as president of Sigma Zeta from 2007-2008. Allison also earned a minor degree in piano performance while at McKendree. Allison then completed a Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at St. Louis University. She received several honors while at Saint Louis University to include induction into Alpha Eta, the national Allied Health Honor Society, and induction into Pi Alpha, the National Physician Assistant Honor Society. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Allison has worked in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Pain Management. Working from a comprehensive care model, along with a diverse background of medical experience, Allison is able to provide complete care for the orthopedic patient.