Biography of Robert J. Allen M.D.
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
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Dr Robert J. Allen Curriculum Vitae.