Chris Pallas

Assistant Professor

Chris Pallas

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology


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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  • MD, Medicine Wake Forest University, 1982

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


  • 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

  • ABIMC American Board of Int. Med, 1989

  • ABIM American Board of Int. Med, 1989

Awards & Honors

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Arnold P. Gold Foudation, 2020

  • Internal Medicine Residency Program Attending of the Year Department of Medicine, 2018

  • MCG 2017 Exemplary Teaching Award for Graduate Medical Education Augusta University/MCG, 2018

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

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RCAR 5000

  • GMED 5077

    Ambulatory Adult Select
  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clerkship GMED
  • RMED 5000

  • GMED 5011

    Medicine Sub-I


Selected Recent Publications

    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
  • 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

Professional Service

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

    Role: Director