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David E. Allie, MD, FACS, FACC, FACA, FCCP

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  • Current title: Medical Director and Chief of Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Louisiana Cardiovascular & Limb Salvage Center (founded by Dr Allie in 2009)

  • Undergraduate degree from Marshall University, Medical school degree from West Virginia University, General Surgery residency program at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery residency at the Carolina Heart Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

  • Board Certified in Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery and General Surgery

Founder & Medical Director

Chief of Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery

Louisiana Cardiovascular & Limb Salvage Center, APMC

General Achievements

  • Cam Henderson Award (1975) winner as Marshall University Top Academic Athlete receiving a full year scholarship grant for additional continuing education used in 1975-1976 for premedical school education.  This allowed Dr. Allie to obtain medical school acceptance in 1976 as the first physical education (PE) major to a US medical school.

  • Over 34 years medical clinical practice and early co-founder of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) which is one of the five largest cardiovascular practices in the country with over 50 cardiologists and surgeons practicing in South Louisiana with a dozen clinics and approximately 500 employees.  CIS treats patients from around the world especially treating the complications of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) including critical limb ischemia (CLI) and specializing in “limb salvage”.

  • Author of over 250 articles, editorials, abstracts and book chapters in multidisciplinary educational journals. 

  • Dr. Allie has delivered more than 500 invited lectures, presentations and abstracts at multiple national and international multidisciplinary conferences.

  • Dr. Allie hosted and edited > 1000 Live TV 1-hr “Call In” CV medical shows on local and state PBS channels between 1992 – 2008.

  • Dr. Allie sits or has sat on the medical advisory board or scientific advisory board of over 25 major medical and/or medical companies involved with the development of new cardiovascular, diabetes and wound care technologies. 

  • Dr. Allie sits or has sat on the editorial board for over 2-dozen major medical journals including the journal of Invasive Cardiology, Podiatry Today, Vascular Disease Management, Diabetes Microvascular Complications Today, Endovascular Today and the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. 

  • President and CEO of the South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation and LA Cardiovascular Training and Educators Clinical Research Foundation. 

  • Founding member of the HCA hospital system Clinical Cardiovascular Management Network (CCMN).

  • Founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography (SCCT).

  • Founding member of the CLI Council.

  • Primary investigator or investigator in over 3-dozen multicenter clinical trials regarding the treatment of cardiovascular disease, PAD and wound care.

  • Dr. Allie is a member or fellow of over 30 multidisciplinary national and international medical societies associated with CV disease, PAD, diabetes and wound care. 

  • Louisiana State American Heart Association (AHA) Board member 1989-1991.

  • Medical Director of several home health agencies, LTACs and Louisiana Wound Care Specialists (owners of 39 wound care centers in LA, Oklahoma, Arkansas, etc., soon to be 50) Source for product use and research trials.

  • CV-Vascular advisor for HCA hospital system, Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI ), The American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (ISIC), The Louisiana and National Veterans Hospital Association (VAH).

  • President of Louisiana Chapter and Board of Directors for the “Save A Leg, Save A Life” (SALSAL) Non-Profit Foundation.

  • Dr. David E Allie M.D. is a Board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with over 30 years of high-volume clinical practice in Houma and Lafayette, Louisiana. As a clinician, his experience has ranged from open heart and vascular surgery from the 1980s and 90s to specialization in endovascular peripheral interventional treatments of comprehensive arterial and venous disease over the last 2 decades with more recent focus on revascularization and a comprehensive treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) and limb salvage, including certification and hyperbaric medicine. He most recently founded the Louisiana Cardiovascular and Limb Salvage Center in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2009. He has authored over 250 scientific abstracts, peer and non-peer reviewed medical journal articles and chapters. He has been an investigator on over 2 dozen clinical medical trials and sat on scientific and medical advisory board of over 2 dozen major medical, pharmaceutical and cardiovascular organizations companies

  • Dr. Allie has trained over 2000 physicians and additional 4000 healthcare providers over the last 17 years during his many endovascular training courses and Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. Allie has been an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally for over 25 years and all major cardiovascular, limb salvage and wound care conferences. In 1999, he co-founded the New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) and in 2002, the first International Critical Limb Ischemia conference. Dr. Allie has received numerous recognitions for his work in healthcare including the 1999 cardiothoracic surgeon of the year award in the large Columbia/HCA healthcare system and lifetime achievement awards by the Save a Limb, Save a Life and the podiatry and limb salvage SuperBones conference.

Noteworthy Medical Achievements

  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon of the year – 1999-2000 in the Columbia HCA hospital system.

  • First lifetime achievement award honoree (2009) of the Save a Limb, Save a Life nonprofit foundation which is dedicated to preventing amputations.

  • Lifetime achievement award honoree (2007) by the multidisciplinary Superbones Conference which consists of non-vascular specialists including podiatrist, orthopedic surgeons, wound care specialists, diabetic specialists, etc.

  • Founder and Co-Director of New Cardiovascular Horizons and Diabetic Foot and Wound Care Conference” (NCVH) (1999), which is held in New Orleans, Louisiana. NCVH was the first truly multidisciplinary conference that “truly walked the walk” of a multidisciplinary conference in which all members of the healthcare team that were together for a single educational focus with multiple agendas appropriate for all physicians, MDs, DPMs, DOs, RNs, PAs, NPs, interventionalists, surgeons, diabetes educators and specialists, venous specialists, technicians and administrators.  This event currently attracts greater than 3,500 participants a year with a renowned imminent multidisciplinary faculty.

  • Creator and Co-Director of the inaugural international multidisciplinary CLI Summit in 2005.

  • Co-Director of the 2nd – 10th International Multidisciplinary CLI Summit to be held within the annual NCVH conference.  The CLI Summit was the first event to put all disciplines including podiatry, diabetes specialists, vascular specialists, vascular surgeons and interventionalists, wound care specialists, primary care givers and all members of the multidisciplinary “limb salvage team” together on the same podium for a single focused “limb salvage” conference.  This CLI Summit is in its 16th year.

  • Founder and Co-Director of the highly successful CIS “Hands On” PVD training program (1996) in which over 2,000 interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons from around the world have visited CIS facilities in Louisiana for “hands on” endovascular training primarily in the treatment of PAD with a special focus on CLI and “limb salvage”.  An additional 4,000 healthcare givers and techs have been trained.  Dr Allie currently is the Director of Louisiana Cardiovascular Training & Educators, which provides similar training today.

  • Creator and Director of the Renaissance Summit, “Reinventing the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon” the inaugural conference advocating that classically trained surgeons adapt percutaneous catheter-based technologies into their treatment armamentarium.

  • Founder and director of the “Instituto Cardiovascular del Sur” (Cardiovascular Institute of the South – Latin America) that was founded between 1992-94 and still actively treats patients from Latin America, South America and internationally.

  • Elected as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)

  • First Peripheral Vascular CTA training site for CTA accreditation sponsored by the SCCT.

  • First Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) minimally invasive Endovascular Aneurysm Revascularization (EVAR) training site in the Gulf South Region.

  • Either Director or Co-director of the Vascular/Endovascular Department of Columbia HCA Southwest Medical Center in Lafayette from 1990-2016 in which this facility was often the highest volume vascular treatment center in the world and was consistently given the highest achievable scores during National scoring.  Consistently the #1 Vascular and Vascular Surgery Hospital in Louisiana and in the 99th percentile nationwide.

  • Currently completing 20 years of research and development of Microcyn/Dermacyn (Hypochlorus Acid), a new potentially disruptive technology (PKU-60, 95 and 151) to treat a widespread variety of worldwide major healthcare issues dealing with infections, sterilization, sepsis, antibiotic resistant infections, etc.

  • Presented a special honorary citation by the American Podiatry Association for multidisciplinary education presented to the specialty of podiatry.

  • Currently creating the world’s first truly Vascular and Limb Salvage outpatient facility providing all limb salvage care under one 39,000 square foot outpatient center to include Hyperbaric Oxygen (HB0) therapy, complex wound care center, all needed office/outpatient peripheral vascular diagnostic and endovascular (non-surgical) treatments needed.

  • Has completed over 10,000 cardiac, vascular and general surgical procedures in 35 years of medical practice.

  • Has performed over 12,000 endovascular (non-surgical) procedures (use of wires, balloons, lasers, stents, etc.).

  • Has provided over 300,000 hospital and office patient visits.

  • Founder and Director of the Louisiana Cardiovascular & Limb Salvage Center in 2009.  This was one of the world’s first practices dedicated to limb salvage.

  • Founded and opened the first outpatient Endovascular treatment center in the state of Louisiana in 2013 and now expanding to 3 outpatient cath lab facilities.  This model is considered by leaders in this field as the premier model worldwide at this time.  (Arise Lafayette Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and Arise Louisiana Cardiovascular and Nephrology Center of Excellence).

  • 2019 Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame Nominee/Candidate (Baseball)

  • 2019 Marshall University Alumni of the Year Nominee/Candidate

  • Awarded the Marshall University 2019 Alumni of the Year Award

  • Founder and Director of the first (2019) CLI and Limb Salvage Club.  This is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment of CLI and Limb Salvage.

  • Primary laser training site for RA Medical company with the most recently FDA approved laser catheter for the treatment of PAD and CLI.

  • Currently being trained as the first tier user and trainer for the creation of percutaneous AV Fistulas for permanent hemodialysis access.

Clinical Firsts

Dr. Allie is credited as the world’s first to describe or publish several seminal articles and techniques on:

  1. The use of multi-detector CTA in the treatment of PAD and CLI

  2. The “clinical” and “economic” costs of CLI

  3. Stent fractures in the superficial femoral artery.  This highly conversional article in 2003 first described the deficiencies of first generation nitinol stents for the SFA.  Subsequently these findings were corroborated by other colleagues.  Industry has responded by changing stent designs, therefore the current stent outcomes and fracture rates have been greatly improved.  Created the Class I-IV Stent Fracture Scoring System.

  4. The “Power-Pulse Spray” technique published in 2004 describes the combination of high-dose thrombolytic agents with the AngioJet, a mechanical thrombectomy device, to greatly facilitate the removal of acute and chronic thrombus or clot from arteries, veins and bypass grafts.  This has become a contemporary standard of care. 

  5. The use of Direct Thrombin and IIb/IIIa inhibition (anticoagulation) in the treatment of PAD and especially CLI. 

  6. The use of targeted renal therapy (TRT) in the treatment of PAD during CABG and during minimally invasive endovascular therapy for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). 

  7. The use of bioengineered tissues (Apligraf) on sternal and leg wound complications after CABG. 

  8. The use of bioengineered tissues (Apligraf) on wound complications after femoral to tibial bypass grafts. 

  9. The combination of laser revascularization, plaque excisional atherectomy, or bypass surgery combined with bioengineered tissue (Apligraf) application for limb salvage in patients with CLI. 

  10. The use of distal protection devices (filters) to prevent distal embolization during the interventional therapy for patients with CLI. 

  11. Use of vascular anastomotic markers and “stent in graft sheath” technique in the surgical treatment of complex vascular disease

  12. The use of Microcyn/Dermacyn (Hypochlorus acid) in the treatment of wound care and soft tissue infections.  (See video on this products lifesaving use on one of his sons 10 years ago).

  13. Acquired and developed the first vascular (PVD) simulators for vascular training designed using flight and Volvo simulators as guidelines.

  14. To publish and correlate viable but hibernating myocardium utilizing intraoperative cardiac muscle biopsy with IPPA perfusion scanning.

  15. First to publish pertinent articles on groin complications of Endovascular procedures including perivascular femoral artery scar score criteria.

  16. First to develop staple mediated femoral artery closure device (Angiolink – EVS)

Non-Marshall Baseball/Athletic/Non Athletic Accomplishments

  • 1964 and 1965 WVA State Little League Champions (Logan, WVA)…The 1964 team winning also the US SE Regional Title and advancing to one game elimination to appear in the Little League World Series.

  • 1966 WVA 13 year old Babe Ruth State Championship.

  • 1968 WVA 15 year old Babe Ruth State Championship.

  • 1969 and 1970 WVA All State Baseball Team.

  • 1968, 69, 70 Logan High School Baseball and Football Letterman.

  • 1969 and 1970 WVA American Legion State Champions.

  • 1970 and 1971 WVA Summer League Independent League Champions, Huntington Pepsicola team with Coach Jack Cook and Coach Shag Verbage and several MU Baseball players as team mates.

  • 1971-1974 played summer league baseball in the Cape Cod League and Shenandoah Valley Semipro – pro/Pro co-op Leagues for college players preparing for a professional career.

  • 1971-1974 selected to summer League All-Star Game as a 3rd baseman and shortstop.

  • 1972 and 1974 League Champions including MVP in 1974 Cape Cod League Championship tournament with .334 batting average.

  • 1977-78 WVA State Tournament Singles Racquetball Champion.

  • 1979-82 ran multiple marathons including the newly formed Charleston WVA marathon.

  • 1978-84 advanced dance aerobics instructor (one of nation’s first male instructors) and continued as an instructor until 1990.

  • 1971-1974 MU Single and Double Handball Champion.

  • 1973 MU Singles Badminton Champion.

  • 1971-74 MU Flag Football Championship (quarterback).  TTKA

  • 1972-73 MU Team Volleyball Championship TTKA

  • 1977 WVU Flag Football Championship runner up (quarterback).

  • 1978-79 Charleston WVA city and State Champion Independent League Flag Football Champions (quarterback).

  • 1979 Charleston WVA city and state mixed (female/male) Softball Championship (player/coach)

  • 1990-2010 participated in > 100 5k, 10k, 15k races.

  • 2011 – Current created the Vivian Foundation to fund scholarships and spiritual experiences for single and underprivileged mothers and women.

  • 2016 – Current Inaugural Board of Directors and primary fund raiser for the Rapheal-Evelyn Education Foundation dedicated to building schools and promoting schools for Nigerian children (Anambra, Nigeria)

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