Dr. Sharon D. Allison-Ottey, MD
CEO, CARLDEN Inc
Beautiful Woman Inside and Out, Inc
Executive Director, The COSHAR Foundation
Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD is an energetic and engaging speaker, author, health educator/physician and health strategist/consultant. Dr. Allison-Ottey is the CEO of CARLDEN Inc. and Beautiful Woman Inside and Out, Inc. She also serves as Executive Director of The COSHAR Foundation. Dr. Allison-Ottey serves as the Health Strategist for several national companies/organizations and develops and oversees programmatic agendas with long and short term strategies ensuring effectiveness and achievement of goals. She is also a media personality with a presence in television, radio and print and one of the nation's most influential physicians and health advocates.
Dr. Allison-Ottey completed a three-year residency program in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine) at Union Memorial Hospital. It was during her residency training that she developed a keen interest in the elderly and subsequently completed an additional two-year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (Adults over 65) at the same institution. She received her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. Dr. Allison-Ottey is a proud alumna of North Carolina Central University where she earned dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry with minors in Physics, African American History and English with honors.
Dr. Allison-Ottey is an avid medical researcher with numerous publications and presentations. She was named the American Geriatric Society's 1999 Investigator of the Year in recognition of her pioneering work in AIDS in the Elderly and was one of the first in the world to publish on this topic. Throughout her career she's been involved actively with biomedical research and has served as a Scientific Consultant in Neurobehavioral Toxicology to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, she has been engaged in several research collaborations that include the John Hopkins Urban Health Institute, the Gallup Organization and numerous other academic, private, and public organizations. She continues to be an advisor on the development, implementation and execution of clinical trials; especially those involving minority populations and women. Further, she is an expert ad advisor for both the government and private sector on awareness and media campaigns for various disease states. Dr. Allison-Ottey is particularly recognized for her understanding of programmatic funding, the fine lines between corporate giving and organizational involvement/messaging. She is an expert in the area of physician/pharmaceutical company engagement with a keen knowledge of regulations.
For more information, visit Dr. Allison-Ottey's Web site at www.drsharononline.com.