Dr. Allison grew up in Renton, Washington. She was awarded a four-year academic scholarship to the University of Washington, where she completed her undergraduate degree in women's studies. In 2001, Dr. Allison received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She then moved to Portland for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Allison recognizes that many aspects of a woman's life contribute to her well being. She enjoys the special relationship she forms with her patients while caring for them. Her special clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, vulvar health, sexuality, and lactation care. When not at work, Dr. Allison enjoys hiking, backpacking, telemark skiing, running, cooking, and home renovation. She is married and has two children.