Bachelor of Science, University Mississippi, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, University Mississippi, 1971.
She served as President of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) and as Chair of the American Medical Association"s Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. She transitioned in 1993 while living in Jackson, Mississippi. After practicing primary care/internal medicine, in 1985 she returned to school to study cardiology, working in that field beginning in 1987, but lost her practice within a year of her transition.\r\nShe then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, for a position with Cigna and served as their chief of cardiology from 1998 to 2012, when she entered private practice.
Phoenix Magazine named Allison one of the "Top Doctors" in Phoenix for 2006, 2007, and 2008. In 1998, Allison created drbecky.com, a resource site focusing on the medical, legal, and spiritual needs of transgender people.\r\nThe website includes a compilation of statutes for amending sex on a birth certificate, a brochure on facial feminization surgery by Douglas Ousterhout, criticism of the controversial 2003 book The Manitoba Who Would Be Queen by J. Michael Bailey, and a section on spirituality. Allison"s website is frequently cited in guidelines for LGBT health care.
Fellow American College Cardiology, American College Physicians. Member North America Society Pacing and Electrophysiology, Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association.