Christopher Pallas

Assistant Professor

Christopher Pallas

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

Bio

Dr. Pallas obtained his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in biology, at the University of Tennessee, in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1978, and his M.D. from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1982. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine were finished at the Medical College of Georgia in 1985. He was honored as Chief Medical Resident at the Medical College of Georgia from 1985-1986. Subsequently he completed his Cardiology fellowship in 1989. He joined the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia in 1988 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He has served as Director of the Coronary Care Unit from 1989-1992 and Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory 1993-1994, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, VAMC, and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at MCG. Dr. Pallas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, as well as a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. He has been recognized in Who’s Who in America: South and Southwest, 1991-1996, and Who’s Who in America: 1992-1997. He has been co-investigator on multiple studies including the multi-center Veterans Administration study on quantitative exercise testing and angiography 1994-1995, ESPRIT, TIMI-18, and PRESTO.

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  • (706) 446-0070
  • FC - Cardiology

Education

  • MD, Medicine (MD) Wake Forest University, 1982

  • BA, Bio, General University of Tennessee - Chat, 1978

Certifications

  • ABIMC American Board of Int. Med, 1989

  • ABIM American Board of Int. Med, 1989

  • PHY GA State Brd of Med Examiners, 1985

  • State of Georgia Medical Doctor Georgia State Board of Examiners, 1985

  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease 1989

Awards & Honors

  • Department of Medicine Faculty of the Year 2016-2017 Department of Medicine, 2017

  • Favorite Faculty Spring 2017 Jaguar Housing and Residence Life, 2017

  • America's Top Physicians Consumer's Research Council of America, 2006

  • Who's Who in American South and Southwest 1998

  • Who's Who in American Universities 1998

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 1
  • GMED 5100

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 2
  • RCAR 5000

    Cardiology
  • RMED 5000

    Medicine
  • GMED 5011

    Medicine Sub-I
  • GMED 5017

    Cardiology Consult

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • CARDIAC TAMPONADE FROM CHYLOPERICARDIUM, 2012
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Staphylococcal pericarditis following cardiac surgery with rapid evolution to constriction. Echocardiographic diagnosis of effusive-constrictive pericarditis due to staphylococcal pericarditis after cardiac surgery, 1991
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Killam HAW: Identification of activation and wall motion patterns arising from 15 isolated subdivisional occlusion sites of the coronary arterial anatomy, 1989
    Other
  • Noninvasive imaging of a giant left atrium, 1989
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Papillary muscle calcification as a cause of moderate to severe mirtral regurgitation, 1989
    Other

Professional Service

  • Cardiology Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Foundation 2015 - Present

    Role: Director