A. Allen Seals, MD, FACC, is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with Baker and Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute (BGCVI). Dr. Seals has been in practice for 26 years, and has a clinical cardiology practice centered in the main University Clinic of BGCVI as well as in two satellite general cardiology clinics. In addition, he serves as Managing Partner and Director of Clinical Research.
Dr. Seals’ hospital practice is predominantly at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville (MHJ) where he is an Interventional Cardiologist with a specialty interest in specialized techniques in complex coronary angioplasty as well as in new life-saving treatments for patients with acute coronary syndrome and acute myocardial infarction. He is also an Attending Cardiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital, Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, and Consulting Cardiologist at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. He is a past Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and has been on numerous committees and task forces at MHJ.
Dr. Seals is currently an active member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, as well as the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and the Duval County Medical Society. Dr. Seals has served as President of the American Heart Association for the Northeast Florida Region as well as President of the American Heart Association for the State of Florida. He has served as President of the Duval County Medical Society, as well as a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He is on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and serves on multiple state and national committees of the American College of Cardiology. He currently serves on multiple committees and boards of several non-profit health organizations. In addition, Dr. Seals has been recognized and received numerous community recognition awards for as an outstanding physician leader for his volunteer community service.
Dr. Seals received his doctorate in Biochemistry (Molecular Genetics) at University of Georgia. He them competed his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, including the position of Chief Medical Resident at the Methodist Hospital. Dr. Seals also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular science at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Seals is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds subspecialty certification in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Seals’ previous positions include Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was also Cardiology Consultant at the M.A. DeBakey Cardiovascular Service at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Seals’ research interests include multiple areas of clinical cardiology, with a research focus on ischemic cardiovascular disease. Dr. Seals had published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented multiple research papers and abstracts at Cardiology meetings in the U.S. and Europe.