Allison Casciato, MD
Allison grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine in 2014 with honors. At OHSU she worked with a community health clinic to investigate pediatric quality health measures related to the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). She believes children are our future and need strong advocates to promote better healthcare access and services, education opportunities, and public policies to strengthen healthy communities and families. Allison moved to Nashville, TN to peruse medical specialty training in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In Nashville her research interests included investigating parental perceptions of Adverse Childhood Experience. She completed her pediatric residency in 2017 and moved with her husband to Los Angeles where she currently works as a community pediatrician at Eisner Health, a FQHC, in downtown Los Angeles. She chose a career in primary care because she enjoys talking with families about preventive health including the benefits of breastfeeding and vaccines. She cares for kids in an underserved community because she is interested in narrowing the health disparities gap that exists across different racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic communities. Allison lives with her husband and their bulldog Magnus; in her free time she enjoys cooking, adventurous eating, and running.