April 21, 2021

Dr. Carl Allamby: From Auto Mechanic to Medical Doctor in his 40’s

Dr. Carl Allamby: From Auto Mechanic to Medical Doctor in his 40’s

Dr. Allamby shares his amazing story that started with humble beginnings, how he overcame insecurities about going to medical school in his 40s and what gave him the strength to reinvent himself for an impressive mid-life career change.


Dr. Carl Allamby is an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He specializes in life saving techniques and the prevention of illness and injury progression. However, this was not always his job. He used to own his own auto repair shop and was a professional automotive technician for 25 years.  What does it take for a father of 4 to give up a stable career to pursue a lifelong dream? In this episode, Dr. Allamby shares his amazing story that started with humble beginnings, how he overcame insecurities about going to medical school in his 40s and what gave him the strength to reinvent himself for an impressive mid-life career change.