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Coburn Allen, MD

National Director of Pediatric Services, National Clinical Governance Board

Portrait of Coburn Allen, MD

Dr. Coburn Allen is the program director for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, where he has served as an EM physician since 2011. He joined the USACS National Clinical Governance Board in 2017 and is Chair of the Pediatric Committee.

In addition to his work founding the pediatric EM fellowship at Dell Children’s (one of the largest of its kind in North America), Dr. Allen serves as chair of the Seton Institutional Review Board and was appointed to the Infectious Disease Society of America Pediatric Bone and Joint Infection Guideline Committee. In 2013, he founded Dell Children’s Medical Global Outreach, a fund supporting a medical clinic, orphanage, and feeding program that he helped develop in rural Haiti in partnership with charity organization myLIFEspeaks.

Dr. Allen graduated summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he also completed his residency in pediatrics and later did fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases. He served on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine for 10 years, during which time he was appointed director of medical student education and was awarded the Baylor Pediatric Award of Achievement in Teaching.

Apart from his direct patient care responsibilities, Dr. Allen is also heavily involved in teaching and research, having given hundreds of lectures and presentations and co-authored dozens of scientific publications.

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