Dr. Allen attended medical school at UNC and performed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia where he also served as Chief Fellow and completed a sub fellowship in Pancreatobiliary Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He originally joined Raleigh Medical Group in 1991. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Allen, who are both from very rural areas, moved to the country in Southern Virginia to slow down some, raise a family along the shores of Kerr Lake, and devote themselves to the practice of their specialties in very underserved areas. Dr. Allen closed his practice after 21 years of service and has rejoined his friends, both old and new, on a part time basis at Raleigh Medical Group. And he admits, he is having a blast!
Dr. Allen has won Clinician of the Year Awards from both UNC and Duke University Medical Center. He won the Presidents Award from the Virginia GI Society for his work in converting the ACG Williamsburg Conference from a local speakers’ conference to the third largest academic GI conference in America. He very much enjoys teaching at both the medical student and community levels.
In his free time, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his family and church. He and his wife are active members of Clarksville Presbyterian Church.