Meet Thomas Avallone, M.D.

Dr. Avallone completed his medical school training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Afterwards, Dr. Avallone served as the Department Head of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s Ophthalmology department and its Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center. He then completed his glaucoma fellowship at Stein Eye Institute at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). From there, he went on to be an Assistant Professor of Surgery at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and served as an Attending Surgeon at Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Naval Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center – teaching residents refractive, cataract, and glaucoma surgery. In addition, he has served on numerous humanitarian surgical missions to Southeast Asia. He has co-authored numerous research articles and presentations and continues to be at the forefront of providing the latest information and technology to his patients.


  • Fellowship: Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Residency: Naval Medical Center, San Diego
  • Internship: Naval Medical Center, San Diego
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Glaucoma Society
  • Inductee, Honorable Order of St. Lucia, Military Honor Society
  • Department of Ophthalmology Research Award, NMCSD
  • Chief Resident of Ophthalmology, NMCSD
  • Transitional Co-Intern of Year, NMCSD
  • Ronald B. George Scholar of Internal Medicine, LSUHSC-S
  • Varsity Letterman, Baseball, Louisiana Tech University
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation x2
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Personal Hobbies

  • Spending time with family
  • Hiking
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Golfing

Languages Spoken

  • English