Thomas Avallone, M.D.

Thomas J Avallone, M.D., Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Name: Thomas J Avallone, M.D., Lieutenant Commander, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA

Research Interests:
Refractive Surgery & Glaucoma


Jul 2017 – Jul 2018
Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Glaucoma Fellowship

Jul 2012 – Jun 2015
Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), San Diego, CA
Ophthalmology Residency

Jun 2011 – Jun 2012
Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), San Diego, CA
Transitional Year Internship

Jul 2007 – May 2011
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC-S), Shreveport, LA
Doctor of Medicine

Aug 2002 – Mar 2007
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry Minor

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Glaucoma Fellow & Clinical Instructor, UCLA, Jul 2017 – present
  • Department Head, Ophthalmology & Refractive Surgery, NHCP, May 2016 – Jun 2017
  • Pacific Partnership 2015, (T-AH 19 USNS Mercy)


  • Avallone, TJ, Zimmerman, JL, Bishop FM. “Nitrile Glove Tips as a Non-Latex Alternative for Tonopen® Intraocular Pressure Measurements.” Journal of Glaucoma. Manuscript Submitted JOG-D-17-0526
  • Site Research Monitor: "A prospective study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of wavefront-guided PRK correction of myopic refractive errors with the iDesign Advanced WaveScan StudioT System and STAR S4 IRT Excimer Laser System" in collaboration with NMCSD and Abbott Medical.
  • Burnham, J.M., Hollister, A.M., Rush, D.A., Avallone, T.J.., Shi, R., Jordan, J. “Technique for an Anatomic Guide to Forearm Tendon Repair.” Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. 2011.;15(2):125-32.