Physician is an instructor for Lapiplasty® medical education events and is a paid consultant of Treace Medical Concepts.
Certification & Professional Affiliations
Dr. Allen is Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and in Rear foot (Ankle) and Reconstructive Surgery, by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine; a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association; and a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He has been in academic and private practice in San Antonio, TX since 2001 and is a founding partner of Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio.
Education & Training
Dr. Allen completed his undergraduate studies at Rowan University of New Jersey in Glassboro, NJ, and has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni (2010). He obtained his medical doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in his native Philadelphia, PA. He then completed five years of additional focused training in foot and ankle injuries and surgery. He completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and his foot and ankle surgical training residency within the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. His additional postgraduate training includes a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Allen’s enthusiasm and energy contribute to his ongoing success in many roles, including assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Othopaedics/Podiatry and expert analyst and consultant to The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery since 2001. He has also been recognized as one of the most influential Podiatrists in the nation (2012) by Podiatry Today magazine.
- The Board of Trustees member of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
- The Christus Santa Rosa Health System:
o Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Practice; and
o Fellowship Faculty, Department of Sports Medicine.
- The University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio’s Steering Committee, Residency Program: Department of Orthopedics/Podiatry Division
Dr. Allen has served the Texas Podiatric Medical Association in several different executive level capacities (2010-2015) , including a term as President (2013-2014). He is also a past-President of the Bexar County Podiatric Medical Association (2008-2010).
Team Foot & Ankle Consultant
Dr. Allen is a lifelong athlete whose accomplishments include the Texas State Mountain Bike Championship (2004) and multiple international competitions. Dr. Allen has a profound appreciation for and understanding of sports of all varieties and elite and amateur athletes alike. He believes that the spirit of an athlete exists in us all and as we age, life itself becomes a competition. This personal motivation, coupled with his medical expertise, makes him well equipped to serve as Team Foot & Ankle Consultant to such prestigious organizations and programs as:
- NBA: San Antonio Spurs
- AHL: San Antonio Rampage
- USL San Antonio FC Soccer Team
- Trinity University, Division III
- University of Texas at San Antonio, Division I