Allan V. Abbott

  • Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
Office: (323) 442-1763

Expertise Summary

Expert in sports medicine


  • medical student education and continuing medical education
  • sports medicine
  • the role of physical activity in disease prevention
  • exercise prescription, counseling and promotion
  • how much physical activity is enough? (what can be learned from traditional populations that don't get coronary artery disease)
  • cycling and human-powered vehicles

Additional Information

  • Author of Human-Powered Vehicles(1995)
  • Board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • First human in history to sustain flight on a human-powered hydrofoil watercraft
  • Former holder of cycling world records for speed