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Steven R. Allen, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Desiree Gatto
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7323
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5917

Clinical Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-7323
Clinical Fax:
215-349-5917

Contact Information (internal use only)

steve.allen@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Allen is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is currently engaged in clinical research activities with special interest in extra-corporeal life support as well as the incidence and clinical significance of incidental findings on radiographic studies in trauma patients.

Dr. Allen completed his surgical training at the University of Cincinnati in 2008. During his surgical residency, he completed a 3 year research fellowship. He subsequently trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care. He is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

 
Faculty Appointments
July 2014 - present Interim Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Philadelphia Veterans’ Administration Medical Center
 
2011 - present  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2011 - present Attending Physician
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Attending Physician
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - 2010 Attending Physician
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Educational Appointments
2013 - present Associate Clerkship Director for Surgery
 
2012 - present  ASSET Instructor
 
2011 - present  Fundamental Disaster Management Instructor and
Course Director
 
2011 - present   ATOM Instructor
 
2009 - 2010   Clinical Instructor
 
2008 - present    ATLS Instructor
 
Education/Training
1996 - 2000 MD - University of Florida
 
1994 - 1996  BS - Florida State University (Biology)
 
1992 - 1994  AA - Florida Community College of Jacksonville
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2008 - 2010 Fellow, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2008 Chief Resident in Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2005 - 2007 Resident in Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2004 - 2005  ECMO Fellow in Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2002 - 2005 Research Fellow in Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2001 - 2002 Resident in Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2000 - 2001 Intern in Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2014 - present Association of Surgical Education
 
2013 - present American College of Surgeons-Associate Member
 
2012 - present  Shock Society
 
2013 - present Surgical Infection Society European Chapter
 
2010 - present Surgical Infection Society
Awards Committee, 2010-present
 
2010 - present Association for Academic Surgery
 
2010 - present Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
 
2008 - present Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
Local/Regional Societies
2013 - present Shock Society
 
2013 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society and Philadelphia County Medical Society
 
1997 - 1998 American Medical Student Association
Vice President University of Florida Chapter
 
1996 - 1997 American Medical Student Association
President FSU Chapter
 
Scientific Committees
2008 - 2009 Task Force to Define Brain Death in Potential Organ Donors on ECMO
 
Research
Dr. Allen’s research interests revolve around the severely injured trauma patient and the utility of extra-corporeal life support (i.e. ECMO) in the care of those patients. Future research projects hope to focus on improving patient survival with improved ECMO technology as well as identifying biomarkers which may predict mortality in this population. Additional research interest includes the clinical relevance and follow up associated with “incidental findings” in trauma patients and their impact on future patient care.
 
2012 - 2013

The McCabe Fund Pilot Research Grant. A Rodent Model of Trauma Exsanguination and Extracorporeal Life Support: A Novel Strategy of Trauma Resuscitation and Mechanisms for Improved Survival

 
1997 - 1997 

University of Florida Medical Student Research Program Grant for “Sleep problems in bone marrow transplant recipients: potential relevance to melatonin dysregulation”, Co-Principal Investigator.

 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Allen S, Kagan R. Grease fryers: A significant danger to children. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 25(5):456-460, Sept./Oct. 2004.
  2. Tiao GM, Bobey N, Allen S, Nieves N, Alonso M, Bucuvalas J, Wells R, Ryckman F. The current management of hepatoblastoma: A combination of chemotherapy, conventional resection and liver transplantation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 146(2):204-211, Feb. 2005.
  3. Allen SR, Ignacio R, Falcone RA, Alonso MH, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Inge TH, Ryckman FC, Warner BW, Azizkhan RG, Tiao GM. The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 41(3):479-483, Mar. 2006.
  4. Allen S, Lawson L, Garcia V, Inge T. Attitudes of bariatric surgeons concerning adolescent bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery 15(8):1192-1195, Sept. 2005.
  5. Allen S, Jafri M, Donnelly B, McNeal M, Witte D, Bezerra J, Ward R, Tiao G. Effect of rotavirus strain on the murine model of biliary atresia. Journal of Virology 81(4):1671-1679, Feb. 2007.
  6. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Allen S, Bondoc A, McNeal M, Rennert PD, Weinreb PH, Ward R, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte expression of alpha2beta1-integrin confers susceptibility to rotavirus-induced experimental biliary atresia. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 295(1):G16-G26, July 2008.
  7. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Bondoc A, Allen S, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte secretion of chemokines in experimental biliary atresia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 44(3):500-507, Mar. 2009.
  8. Allen S, Holena D, McCunn M. A practical guide for the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critically ill adult patients. Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2011 (in press).
Abstracts
  1. Allen S, del Rosario M, Mehta P, Rodrigue J, Wingard JR. Sleep problems in bone marrow transplant recipients: Potential relevance to melatonin dysregulation. Blood 90, Suppl. 1:224a, 1997. Abstract presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Convention, 1997 and Medical Student Research Day, 1998.
  2. Noel T, Kubiliun N, Allen S, Wingard JR, Mehta P. Melatonin production is decreased in patients admitted to the bone marrow transplant unit, but diurnal cycle is maintained. Blood 92, Suppl. 1:336b, 1998. Abstract presented at Medical Student Research Day, 1999.
  3. Allen S, Kagan R. Grease Fryers: A significant danger to children. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. Supplement, April 2003.
  4. Allen S, Donnelly B, Bezerra J, Ward R, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte infection by rhesus rotavirus results in chemokine expression which may be the initiating event in biliary atresia. Supplement. Digestive Disease Week, May 2004
  5. Allen S, Donnelly B, Bezerra B, Ward R, Tiao G. The differential effect of rotavirus on the murine model of biliary atresia. Scientific retreat and meeting of the external advisory board of the Cincinnati Digestive Disease Research Development Center (DDRDC). January, 2005.
  6. Donnelly B, Allen S, Bezerra J, Ward R, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte expression of the integrin α2β1 confers susceptibility to rhesus rotavirus infection. Scientific retreat and meeting of the external advisory board of the Cincinnati Digestive Disease Research Development Center (DDRDC). January, 2005.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports and Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Allen SR, Azizkhan RG. Vascular lesions of the gastrointestinal tract in childhood. In Guandalini S (ed.): Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Lancaster, England: Taylor and Francis Medical Books, 2004, 46:751-760.
  2. Allen S. Thromboembolic prophylaxis and treatment. In Fisher DR, Burnett K (eds.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 5th Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005, 151-157.
  3. Allen S. Principles of abscess drainage. In Fisher DR, Burnett K (eds.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 5th Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005, 739-740.
  4. Allen S, Wulkan ML, Inge T. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescents. In Bax K, Georgeson K, Rothenberg S, Valla J, Yeung CK (eds.): Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. New York: Springer, 2008, 539-548.
  5. Allen S, Inge T. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Principles and procedures. In Bax K, Georgeson K, Rothenberg S, Valla J, Yeung CK (eds.): Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children. New York: Springer, 2008, 549-554.
  6. Allen S. Appendicitis. Chap. 19 in Fischer DR, Stehr W (ed.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, 207-214.
  7. Allen S. Thoracic trauma. Chap. 65 in Fischer DR, Stehr W (ed.): Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, 703-712.
  8. Schwab CW, Allen S. Review of Trauma, 6th Edition, edited by Feliciano DV, Mattox KL, Moore EE. JAMA 300(19):2310-2311, 2008.
  9. Allen S, Kashuk J. Unanswered questions in the use of blood component therapy in trauma hemorrhage. [Commentary] Scandinavian Journal of Emergency Medicine 19(5):1-5, Jan. 17, 2011.
  10. Allen S, Sims C. Evaluation of the trauma patient. In Lanken P: The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2011 (in press).
Book Chapters
  1. Allen S, Azizkhan R. Vascular Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract in childhood. Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Edited by Stefano Guandalini. Taylor and Francis Medical Books, Lancaster, England, 46:751-760, 2004.
  2. Allen S, Inge, T.  Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Adolescents.  In:  Bax, K., Georgeson, K. Rothenberg, S., Valla, J., Yeung, CK.  Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children, 2nd Edition.  2004.

    Allen S, Inge, T.  Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Principles and Procedures.  In:  Bax, K., Georgeson, K. Rothenberg, S., Valla, J., Yeung, CK.  Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children, 2nd Edition.  2004.
  3. Allen S. Principles of Abscess Drainage. Mont Reid Surgical Handbook. 5th Edition, Fischer and Kelly. Elsevier Mosby. 2005.
  4. Allen S. Thromboembolic Prophylaxis and Treatment. Mont Reid Surgical Handbook. 5th Edition. Fischer and Kelly. Elsevier Mosby. 2005.
  5. Allen S. Thoracic Trauma. Mont Reid Surgical Handbook. 6th Edition. Stehr. Elsevier Mosby. 2008.
  6. Allen S. The Appendix. Mont Reid Surgical Handbook. 6th Edition. Stehr. Elsevier Mosby. 2008.
  7. Allen S, Brooks A, Reilly P and Cotton B. Damage Control Part III: Definitive Reconstruction. Ryan’s Ballistic Trauma, A Practical Guide. 3rd Edition. Brooks, Clasper, Midwinter, Hodgetts and Mahoney, eds. Springer-Verlag Publishers. 2011.
  8. Allen S and Sims C. Evaluation of the Trauma Patient. The Intensive Care Unit Manual. 2nd Edition. Lanken. Saunders. 2013. In Press.
  9. Allen S and Frankel H. Adrenal Insufficiency. Clinical Scenarios in General Surgery. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 2011. In Press.
  10. Scantling D and Allen S. Crush Injuries. Encyclopedia of Trauma Care. Springer Publishing. 2013. In Press.
Published Manuscripts
  1. Allen S, Kagan R. Grease Fryers: A significant danger to children. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2004: 25:5 p. 456-460.
  2. Allen S, Ignacio R, Falcone R et al. The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006 Mar; 41(3): 479-83.
  3. Tiao G, Bobey N, Allen S, et al. The current management of hepatoblastoma: A combination of chemotherapy, conventional resection and liver transplantation.  J Pediatr Surg. 2005. 146(2):204-211,
  4. Allen S, Lawson L, Garcia V, Inge T. Attitudes of bariatric surgeons concerning adolescent bariatric surgery, Obesity Surgery 2005 Sep;15(8):1192-5.
  5. Allen S, Jafri M, Donnelly B et al. Effect of rotavirus strain on the murine model of biliary atresia. J Virol. 2007 Feb;81(4):1671-9.
  6. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Allen S et al. Cholangiocyte expression of alpha2beta1-integrin confers susceptibility to rotavirus-induced experimental biliary atresia. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008 Jul; 295(1): G16-G26.
  7. Jafri M, Donnelly B, Bondoc A, Allen S, Tiao G. Cholangiocyte secretion of chemokines in experimental biliary atresia. J Pediatric Surgery. 2009 Mar; 44(3): 500-7.
  8. Allen S, Holena, McCunn M, et al. A Review of the Fundamental Principles and Evidence Base in the Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Critically Ill Adult Patients. J Intensive Care Medicine. 2011. 26(1): 13-26.
  9. Allen S and Kashuk J. Unanswered questions in the use of blood component therapy in trauma hemorrhage. Scan J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2011. Jan 17; 19(1):5.
  10. Allen S and Frankel H. Postoperative Delirium. Surgical Clinics of North America, (Rosenbaum & Kaplan), Management of Peri-operative Complications. 92(2). April 2012. 92(2): 409-431.
  11. Allen S, Conover C. Gunshot Wounds to the Chest and Neck: The Difficult Airway in the Pre-hospital Environment. JEMS. 2012 Jun;37(6):32-5.
  12. Johnson N, Gaieski D, Allen S, Perrone J, Deroos F. A Review of Emergency Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Severe Poisoning by Cardiotoxic Drugs. J Med Toxicology. 2013 Mar;9(1):54-60.
  13. Davis L, Johnson L, Allen S, Kim P, Sims C, Pascual J, Holena D. Practitioner Perceptions of Trauma Video Review. J Trauma Nurs. 2013 July-Sept. 20 (3): 150-154.
  14. Neuman M, Allen S, Uy J. Transforming surgical care for adults near the end of life: the role of time-limited trials. Annals of Surgery. Accepted for publication. 2014.
Book and Media Reviews
  1. Schwab CW, Allen S. Trauma. Edited by D.V. Feliciano, K.L. Mattox and E.E. Moore, 6th Edition. JAMA. 2008; 300(19): 2310-2311
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2014 Patrick M. Reilly, MD Trauma Faculty Teaching Award Recipient
 
2014 Institute on Aging Sylvan Conference 2nd Place Poster Award
 
2014 Global Clinical Skills Research Training Program, Harvard University, Participant
(July 2014 to June 2015)
 
2009 Fellow of the year, Rhoads Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
2008 Mary E. Groff Charitable Trust Fellowship in Clinical Research Methods
 
2006 Advancements in Thoracoscopy, Certificate of Attendance, Endo-Surgery Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2006 Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Exam, Passed
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
2005 Resident Research Award, First place, Department of Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio    
 
2004 Resident Research Award, Finalist, Department of Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Steve Allen

 
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