Department of Pediatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
6621 Fannin St.Ste. A2210Houston, TX 77030Get Map & Directions
Attending Physician - Texas Children's HospitalMedical Director, Emergency Department, Texas Children’s Hospital West CampusAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine, 1998
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Pediatrics, 2001
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2004
Dr. Allen currently serves as the Medical Director to the Emergency Department at the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and is actively involved in the development of that site. He has published a manuscript on the efficacy of ketamine in the management of asthma in pediatric emergency department patients. He has also published articles in the management of radiation injury in children. Currently he is involved in the creation of practice guidelines and protocols for oncologic patients with fever, patients with sickle cell disease, fever in children less than 60 days, and children with extremity injuries. Furthermore, he is involved in research on the prevention of acute chest syndrome in sickle cell patients and has completed a study looking at the outcomes of patients with sickle cell disease pre- and post-implementation of a hospital-wide guideline. He is also involved with a study looking at utilization of the Emergency Center by neonates with non-urgent complaints. Other interests include his work as Co-Director of the yearly Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference, and his focus on education, for which he has been recognized multiple times by the Baylor Pediatric Housestaff as the Outstanding Teaching Attending.
Goal: To provide state-of-the-art health care to children seeking emergent services.
Please note that Dr. Allen only sees patients in the Emergency Center and does not accept appointments.
Allen, J. The efficacy of ketamine in pediatric emergency department patients who present with acute severe asthma. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2005 Jul;46(1):43-50.
Editor, Appleton and Lange Review of Pediatrics, Chapter 10, case diagnosis.
Ahmad FA, Macias CG, Allen JY. The use of incentive spirometry in emergency department patients with sickle cell disease to reduce the incidence of acute chest syndrome. Pediatric Academic Societies/Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, May 2010.
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