Alisa M. Powell, M.S.

Alisa M. Powell, M.S.

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2340 W. Ray Road Suite 1 Chandler, AZ 85224


Alisa Powell is one of the premier medical legal consultants in the state of Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona, a top 20 nationally ranked research institution, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Master’s of Science, Cum Laude in Physiological Sciences from the College of Medicine.

She combined her extensive knowledge base in physiology and love of research into a career at the University of Arizona Cancer Center conducting breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma research and Phase I clinical trials with direct patient interaction. Alisa’s attention to detail was valuable in editing investigator-initiated protocols and quality assurance/control responsibilities.

After moving to Phoenix, Alisa continued clinical trials and regulatory/safety work at the Mayo Clinic and Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center performing research in a wide array of fields including Cardiology, Hepatology, Movement Disorders, Neurology, Neuroimaging, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetrics, Research Imaging, and Trauma/Orthopedics.

Alisa’s education and experience provides a strong foundation for working up medically related cases including the review, summary, and analysis of complex medical records. Alisa’s thorough medical literature research is critical to supporting cases. Her expertise allows her to engage with medical and legal experts to obtain the best outcomes for clients. Alisa is passionate about using her research skills and medical knowledge to provide justice for those who have been injured.


  • University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Master’s of Science in Physiological Sciences, Cum Laude 2010
    • Thesis: The effects of methotrexate on astrocytes in an animal model of chemotherapy-induced CNS injury
  • University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Bachelor of Science in Physiology, 2007
    • Thesis: How the subcortical pathway of the amygdala distinguishes familiar vs. novel facial expressions and familiar emotions

Medical Abstracts

  • Chalasani, Pavani; Marron, Marilyn; Clarke, Kathryn; Powell, Alisa; Iannone, Maria; Stopek, Alison. Phase I clinical trial of bavituximab and Paclitaxel in patient with HER-2 negative metastatic breast cancer, ASCO Annual Meeting, Abstr 567, 2013.
  • Rimmer, RB, Caruso DM, Foster KN, Ryan AM, et al., Comparing burn survivors with visible versus hidden burns on self-assessment of life satisfaction. Supplement to Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2005: 23:S57.
  • Rimmer, RB, Caruso DM, Foster, KN, Ryan AM, et al., A study of adolescent burn survivors with visible versus hidden burn scars on reported well-being and life satisfaction. Supplement to Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2005; 81: S86.

Note: Alisa Powell published in 2005 under her maiden name, Alisa M. Ryan.