Dr. Coburn Allen completed his residency training in pediatrics and fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine and stayed on as faculty for 10 years before moving to Austin to develop and direct a new PEM fellowship in 2011, and he continues to act as a pediatric infectious disease consultant in Austin.
Dr. Allen has been active in research, overseeing multicenter trials that focus on rapid diagnostics, novel antibiotics and management of gastroenteritis/dehydration and is Chair of the Seton Institutional Review Board. He was chosen to represent the American Academy of Pediatrics on the Infectious Disease Society of America Bone and Joint Infection Guideline Committee and has also been actively involved as a content expert for multiple evidence based guidelines at Texas Children’s Hospital and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
Dr. Allen is passionate about global health and underserved populations and founded Dell Children’s Medical Global Outreach which supports a medical clinic and public health efforts in Leogane, Haiti and works with nine other children’s hospitals in North America to help train and equip pediatric residents at St. Damien’s Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Both Haiti outreaches support focused training experiences for UT Austin Dell Medical School trainees under the mentorship of Dr. Allen Dr. Allen has been the beneficiary of excellent and extensive mentorship and believes the future of medicine requires selfless, compassionate and professional role models to guide the next generation here and abroad.