Bio updated September 2012 (printable PDF)
Curriulum Vitae (CV) updated March 2012 (printable PDF)
American Board of Clinical Lipidology, Diplomate
International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Clinical Densitometrist
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Board Certified Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin – Madison Medical School, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison, BS
Dr. Tara Dall is a third generation primary care physician and Wisconsin native, following in the footsteps of her father, James Dall and grandfather Dr. Glenn Dall. Her medical education began at the University of Wisconsin Madison for undergraduate, medical school training and family medicine residency. Dr. Dall has strong family ties to Waukesha County.
She started her medical career working side by side with her father as a full time family practitioner at Moreland Family Medical Associates, Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2001. Her primary care practice had a strong emphasis in women’s health, preventive medicine, and sexual health. Recognizing there was a need for more cardiovascular primary prevention services especially in traditionally under-served population of women and children she decided in 2005 to leave her practice and become certified in clinical lipidology.
Dr. Dall has over 15 years of clinical experience utilizing advanced lipid testing (NMR) and Apo B to detect genetic heart disease risk. Dr. Dall graduated in the first class of Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in November 2005, and is one of a handful of United States physicians treating pediatric dyslipidemia.
With the support of ProHealth Care’s Women Center she helped create the Cholesterol & Lifestyle Center in 2006 with the goal to identify and reduce a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease using the latest in medical technologies and aggressive risk factor management The medical practice had a primary focus on preventive cardiology in women and high risk children, though men made up 50% of her practice so the clinic was transitioned out of women’s health and into Preventive Cardiology in order to serve men, women and children of all ages.
The National Lipid Association recognizes her clinic as the first fully certified lipid clinic in the United States. In 2007 she was the recipient of Mayo Clinic’s award for “Innovations in Preventive Cardiology.” In June 2008 she transitioned to private practice and created Advanced Lipidology, Early Detection Center for Heart Disease and Diabetes.
She has a life long interest in advanced lipid testing and especially the role of insulin resistance and pre diabetes in cardiovascular disease and the obesity epidemic. She believes advanced biomarker testing provides a window into these preventable disease states many years before diabetes or a heart attack happens. She has special interest in women’s heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and pediatric obesity. She has been involved in CIMT research in collaboration with UW-Madison and diabetes research in collaboration with Health Diagnostic Laboratory. She believes strongly in teaching and has served as clinical preceptor for Medical College of WI medicine residents as well as the Waukesha Family practice residency program.
Because of her passion and expertise, Dr. Dall has been asked to lecture in every venue from hospital and medical school grand rounds to large-scale community events and international CME programs. She has been a keynote speaker for the American Heart Association GO RED for women community events. She's participated in ReachMD satellite radio. Radio Health Journal, CNN Health Radio and many other local and national media outlets. She was recently named one of Richmond's health care leaders 40 and under.
Dr. Dall has been active in the National Lipid Association since 2005, serving as an elected Executive Board member of the Midwest Lipid Association and President Elect 2011-2012. She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Wisconsin Medical Society, and Virginia Medical Society.
She co-founded lecturepad.org in 2010 with the goal to advance the clinical understanding and application of advanced lipid testing. In 2012 she accepted the role of Chief Medical Officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia. She holds a medical license in both Wisconsin and Virginia and maintains a consultative cardiometabolic lipid practice. She loves to be involved in community service projects and has recently helped bring advanced testing to the kids at oldskoolcafe.org in San Francisco. She is also actively involved in helping uncover truth in health care by participating in ongoing documentaries and the iam3.org movement.
Dr. Dall believes in taking a compassionate, respectful, non-judgmental approach to caring for her patients and uses a strength-based approach to counseling patients regarding making behavioral changes. She seeks to empower, inform and uncover hidden risk to ultimately beat heart disease and diabetes.