Thomas J Avallone


Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: 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.