Allison S. Padegimas, MD, FACC

Dr. Padegimas grew up in Woodbridge, Connecticut. She attended Yale University where she majored in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She attended medical school in St. Louis at Washington University School of Medicine. She returned to the east coast to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. She remained there to do her Cardiovascular fellowship, serve as chief fellow, and complete additional fellowships in Cardio-Oncology and Advanced Echocardiography.

She shares, “I enjoy cardiology because it is a field that provides varied approaches to improving patient symptoms and survival. The heart is vitally important, not only to ensuring that people feel their best and most energetic selves, but also that they are around to enjoy life’s precious moments with their families. Heart disease also affects everyone – all races, ages, incomes, and genders, and I enjoy getting to work with a diverse patient population.”

Dr. Padegimas provides care across the cardiology spectrum. She has a special interest in cardio-oncology. Cardio-oncology is a growing field that allows us to protect patients’ cardiovascular health so that they are able to complete aggressive chemotherapy without having their cancer treatments limited by cardiac toxicities, and also helps cancer survivors remain healthy long into their follow-up.

She also has an interest in general cardiovascular disease in women. She believes that while there are some similarities between women’s and men’s general cardiovascular disease processes, there are also some very marked differences.

Dr. Padegimas sees patients in Wallingford, Cheshire, and West Hartford.

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Undergraduate: B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency, Internal Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Chief Fellow, Cardiovascular Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellow in Cardio-Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellow in Advanced Echocardiography, Level 3, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
National Board of Echocardiography, Level 3
American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
International CardioOncology Society Boards

Professional Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Women in Cardiology Focus Group, Hospital of the University of  Pennsylvania
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
International Cardio-Oncology Society: North America
American College of Cardiology: Women in Cardiology


Dr. Padegimas talks with Channel 3 about women’s heart health. Hear about common warning signs that women face when it comes to heart attacks and how female risk factors may differ from men. And learn about her specialty of cardio-oncology which addresses how cancer treatments impact the heart.

Dr. Padegimas is a specialist in cardio-oncology which involves focusing on the detection, monitoring, and treatment of cardiovascular disease occurring as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Hear her discuss this critical area:

 Fun Facts: 

  • My husband is a shoulder and elbow surgeon.
  • We have two young boys, a baby girl, and a rescue border collie.
  • I grew up in Woodbridge, CT and moved around the country to train, so I’m excited to be back home in Connecticut to raise our family.
  • I enjoy watching football (and was captain of girl’s flag football in high school)!
  • I like listening to rock and roll, and hiking.