C. David Tollison obtained his PhD in clinical psychology and biological psychology with an emphasis in psychopharmacology from the University of Georgia. He interned at the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to his current position as founder and director of the Greenville (South Carolina) Hospital System Center for Health and Occupational Services, Dr. Tollison was director and president of Pain Therapy Centers, a hospital corporation that developed and managed nine hospital-based pain treatment programs in the eastern and midwestern United States.
He is the author of over 30 scientific articles and 12 book chapters on pain diagnosis and treatment. He has also written or edited 9 textbooks. Dr. Tollison serves as Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College at Georgia and is a visiting professor in the Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceutical Laboratories Visiting Professor Program.