Robert J. Allen, M.D.
Board Certified Breast Reconstruction Surgeon

Robert J. Allen, M.D., is the pioneer of the muscle sparing DIEP/SIEA/S-GAP/I-GAP perforator flaps and a founder of The Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction and the Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction.

As a plastic surgeon, he has an interest in autogenous breast reconstruction and microsurgery. He believes that all women have the chance to keep their muscles and still have natural breasts after breast cancer. Dr. Allen has limited his practice to microsurgical breast reconstruction for the past ten years.

Dr. Allen received a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He then went on to residency at Louisiana State University in general and plastic surgery. After completion of general and plastic surgery training in Louisiana, he moved to New York City for a one-year fellowship in microsurgery at New York University Medical Center. He is Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at NYU Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, and LSU Health Sciences Center.


EDUCATION
Undergraduate School     Wofford College, South Carolina 08/1968-05/1972
Medical School Medical University of South Carolina, 08/1972-05/1976
General and Plastic
Residencies
Louisiana State University, 07/1976-06/1982
Chairman of Surgery: Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD
Chief of Plastic Surgery: George Hoffman, MD
Fellowship MICROSURGERY:
New York University Medical Center, 07/1982-06/1983
Chief of Microsurgery: Bill Shaw, MD
Board Certification General Surgery, 1983
Plastic Surgery, 1985Certificate for Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, September, 1990
Medical Licenses
Louisiana, 1976
New York, 1982
South Carolina, 1985
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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery,
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,
    1998 to 2005.
  • Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery,
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,
    2004 to present.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery,
    Tulane Medical Center,
    2005 to present.
  • Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery,
    Medical University of South Carolina,
    2005 to present.
  • Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery,
    New York University,
    2007 to present.
  • Secretary General, World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery,
    2003-2005.
  • Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency,
    Louisiana State University Medical Center
    1987 to 1998,
    Associate Clinical Professor,
    1993.
  • President, Louisiana Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons,
    1990-1991.
  • Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery,
    Memorial Medical Center,
    1991 to 2005.
  • Consultant in Plastic Surgery,
    Veterans Administration Hospital,
    1987 to 2005.
  • Secretary-Elect, Southern Medical Association,
    Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
    1993-1997.
  • Director, Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, LSUMC,
    1990-1994.
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery,
    1996 to present.
  • Editorial Board for Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly,
    1999 to present.
  • Chairman, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
    Southern Medical Association,
    1998-2000.
  • Secretary General,Second International Course on Perforator Flaps,
    November 5-7, 1998, New Orleans.
  • Editorial Board, Annals of Plastic Surgery,
    2004 to present.
  • Editorial Board, Plastic Surgery International,
    2009 to present.



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