Dr. Dollar received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 from Georgetown University and in 1985 he received his MD degree from the University of Maryland. After an Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital, Dr. Dollar completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC in 1988. Dr. Dollar then went on to a Fellowship in Cardiology at the National Institutes of Health and at the Washington Hospital Center which he completed in 1992. Dr. Dollar’s clinical practice with Emory is primarily at Grady Memorial Hospital where he serves as Emory’s section Chief of Cardiology. He holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Allen L. Dollar, MD, FACC, FACP
- Cardiovascular Disease/Cardiology
- Internal Medicine
- ABMS Internal Medicine
- Washington Hospital Center
Education & Training
- Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center
- Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Honors & Awards
1981 Graduated cum laude, Georgetown University
1985 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Maryland School of Medicine
1985 Merck Sharp and Dohme Award for Outstanding Senior in Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
2004 Atlanta Business Chronicle Health Care Hero Award
2004 Channel 11 WXIA TV 11 Alive Community Service Award
2004 Piedmont Hospital Nicholas E. Davies Community Service Award
2007 Excellence in Teaching Award at Grady Memorial Hospital presented by graduating Cardiovascular Fellowship Class of 2007
2007 Nanette K. Wenger Distinguished Service Award, Assistant Professor
2009 Excellence in Teaching Award at Emory University Hospital presented by graduating Cardiovascular Fellowship Class of 2009
2012 Golden Apple Teaching Award at Grady Memorial Hospital presented by the Internal Medicine Residents
2012 Excellence in Teaching Award at Grady Memorial Hospital presented by graduating Cardiovascular Fellowship Class of 2012
2013 Golden Apple Teaching Award at Grady Memorial Hospital presented by the Internal Medicine Residents
2013 Excellence in Teaching Award at Grady Memorial Hospital presented by graduating Cardiovascular Fellowship Class of 2013
Milner MR, Dollar AL, Ross E, Pichard AD, Lindsay J. The Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Percutaneous Aortic Valvuloplasty in Elderly Patients. Clin Res 1988;36;A302.
Dollar AL, Pierre-Louis ML, McIntosh CL, Roberts WC. Extensive multifocal myocardial infarcts from cloth emboli after replacement of mitral and aortic valves with cloth-covered, caged-ball prostheses. Am J Cardiol 1989;64:410-412.
Dollar AL, Roberts WC. Retroaortic epicardial course of the left circumflex coronary artery and anteroaortic intramyocardial (ventricular septum) course of the left anterior descending coronary artery: an unusual coronary anomaly and a proposed classification based on the number of coronary ostia in the aorta. Am J Cardiol 1989;64:828-829.
Dollar AL, Roberts WC. Usefulness of total 12-lead QRS voltage compared to other criteria for determining left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: analysis of 57 patients studied at necropsy. Am J Med 1989;87:377-381.
Dollar AL, Wallace RB, Kent KM, Burkhart MW, Roberts WC. Mitral valve replacement for mitral lipoma associated with severe obesity. Am J Cardiol 1989;64:1405-1407. Allen L. Dollar February 1, 2019 15
Klues HG, Dollar AL, Roberts WC, Maron BJ. Diversity of mitral valve structure in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: evidence for a primary mitral valve abnormality (abstr.) Circulation 1990;82 (suppl III):III- 293.
Roberts WC, Dollar AL. Extreme obstruction to left ventricular outflow by a bioprosthesis in the mitral valve position. Am Heart J 1991;121:607- 608.
Dollar AL, Roberts WC. Morphologic comparison of patients with mitral valve prolapse who died suddenly with patients who died from severe valvular dysfunction or other conditions. J Am Coll Cardiol 1991;17:921- 931.
Gertz SD, Malekzadeh S, Dollar AL, Kragel AH, Roberts WC. Composition of atherosclerotic plaques in the four major epicardial coronary arteries in patients greater than or equal to 90 years of age. Am J Cardiol 1991;67:1228-1233.
Dollar AL, Kragel AH, Fernicola DJ, Waclawiw MA, Roberts WC. Composition of atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries in women <40 years of age with fatal coronary artery disease and implications for plaque reversibility. Am J Cardiol 1991;67:1223-1227.
Matar FA, Milner MR, Goldstein SA, Dollar AL, Gross C, Lindsay J. False oxygen desaturation during transesophageal echocardiography following indocyanine green infusion. Clin Res1991;39:A662.
Klues HG, Dollar AL, Proschan MM, Spirito P, Roberts WC, Maron BJ. Prediction of mitral valve size and dimentions in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by echocardiography: Validation from mitral valve specimens in the same patients. Circulation 1992;86(4):447.
Klues HG, Maron BJ, Dollar AL, Roberts WC. Diversity of structural mitral valve alterations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation 1992;85:1651-1660. Allen L. Dollar February 1, 2019 16
Klues HG, Proschan MA, Dollar AL, Spirito P, Roberts WC, Maron BJ. Echocardiographic assessment of mitral valve size in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Anatomic validation from mitral valve specimen. Circulation 1993;88:548-555.
McLaughlin T, Dollar, AL, Brown C, Putnam D, Okamoto L, Menzin J, Arocho R. Systolic hypertension in the elderly: Impact of amlodipine. J Hypertens 2000;18:S123.
Dollar, AL, Brown C, Putnam D, McLaughlin T, Okamoto L, Menzin J, Arocho R. Impact of antihypertensive selection on JNC-VI blood pressure stage. J Hypertens 2000;18:S123
Dollar AL, Brown C, Putnam D, McLaughlin T, Okamoto L, Arocho R. A retrospective electronic chart review of blood pressure changes in elderly patients treated with amlodipine or an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker. Clin Ther 2002;24(6):930-941.
Cheema F, Oguchi A, Merchant N, Umpierrez GE, Dollar AL, Khan BV. Effects of statin and niacin therapy on flow mediated dilation and high sensitivity C-reactive protein in patients with the metabolic syndrome. Circulation 2006;114:895.
Yehya A, Baer JT, Smiley W, Dollar AL, Sperling, L. Hypervitaminosis A altering the lipid profile in a hypercholesterolemic patient. J Clin Lipidol 2009;3(3):205-207.
Roberts, WC, Filardo G, Ko JM, Siegel RJ, Dollar AL, Ross EM, Shirani J. Comparison of Total 12-Lead QRS Voltage in a Variety of Cardiac Conditions and Its Usefulness in Predicting Increased Cardiac Mass. Am J Cardiol 2013;112:904-909.
Knapper JT, Sharma S, Little B, Dollar AL. Interrupted aortic arch in an active, asymptomatic adult. Eur Heart J-Card Img 2014;15(10):1185.
Cantwell JD, Dollar AL. ECG variations in college athletes. The Physician and Sportsmedicine 1999;27:9
Vaccari CS, Hammoud RA, Nagamia SH, Ramasamy K, Dollar AL, Khan BV. Revisiting niacin: reviewing the evidence. J Clin Lipidology 2007;1:248-255.
Abd TT, Eapen DJ, Bajpai A, Goyal A, Dollar AL, Sperling L. The role of C-reactive protein as a risk predictor of coronary atherosclerosis: Implications from the Jupiter trial. Curr Atheroscler Rep 2011;13:154- 161.
Green JL, Sawaya FJ, Dollar AL. The effects of caloric restriction on health and longevity. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2011; 13(4):326-34.
Dollar AL. Aortitis: Inflammatory and infectious diseases of the aorta. In: Diseases of the Aorta, Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1994.
Dollar AL. Anatomy of the aorta. In: Diseases of the Aorta, Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1994.
Dollar AL. Non-operative therapy for coronary artery disease. In: Cardiothoracic Surgery Review: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.
Nieva R, Achtchi A, Eapen D, Dollar A, Baer J, Mavromatis K, Sperling L. Impact of medical therapy on cardiovascular secondary prevention. In: Lifestyle Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
Eapen D, Achtchi A, Nieva R, Valiani K, Zarreen F, Patel A, Dollar A, Isiadinso I, Parashar S, Baer J, Mavromatis K, Sperling L. Impact of preventative therapies on clinical management and outcomes. In: Atherosclerosis; Risks, Mechanisms and Therapies, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2015.
Dollar AL. Sojourn to Ethiopia. J Med Assoc Ga 2001;90:20-22.
Dollar AL. I think Mesfin has endocarditis. Am Coll Physicians Ga Chapter Governor’s Newsletter, Dec 2008.
Dollar AL. Innovations in cardiovascular medicine and surgery: Better, smaller, less invasive. Atlanta Business Chronicle, Oct 28, 2016.