Richard Allen, MD, Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

RichardCAllenMDPhD, FACS

Ophthalmology Houston, TX

Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery

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Summary

  • Richard C. Allen MD PhD FACS attended Duke University and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Chemistry where he received the Departmental Award in Chemistry. He was accepted into the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. Under the mentorship of Edwin M. Stone and Thomas A. Oetting, he completed a fellowship in Molecular Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

    In 2000, Dr. Allen joined the faculty in the Dept. of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine where he was Chief of the Ophthalmology Service at Ben Taub General Hospital. In 2002, he joined the faculty in the Division of Ophthalmology, Dept. of Surgery at the University of New Mexico. From 2004 to 2006, he completed additional fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Iowa.

    In 2006, Dr. Allen returned to New Mexico where he rejoined the faculty at UNM and also practiced oculoplastic surgery at Eye Associates of New Mexico. Upon the departure of Dr. Jeffrey Nerad from the University of Iowa in 2009, Dr. Allen returned to Iowa City as an Associate Professor. In 2013-14 he spent six months as a visiting physician at St. Eriks Eye Hospital in Stockholm. Dr. Allen joined the Section of Ophthalmology, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as a Professor in 2015.

    Dr. Allen is a member of ASOPRS, the American Eye Study Club, and the Orbital Society, is Section Editor of Oculoplastics and Orbit for Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, and is a member of committees in ASOPRS, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). His research interests include genetic diseases of the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system. He lives in Houston with his wife Missy, son Gus, and daughter Astrid Sophia.

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship, Molecular Ophthalmology, 2000 - 2000
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsResidency, Ophthalmology, 1997 - 2000
  • University of New Mexico HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 1995 - 1996
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineClass of 1995, MD PhD, Sigma Xi Thesis Excellence Award
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityBS, Chemistry, Departmental Award in Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa, 1983 - 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • OK State Medical License
    OK State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2000 - 2022
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 1997 - 2017
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 1995 - 2014
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011-2013
  • Fellow (FAAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
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Publications & Presentations

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Authored Content

  • Shifting to Very Early Endoscopic DCR in Acute Suppurative DacryocystitisOctober 2020
  • A Mass in the Greater Wing of the Sphenoid in a Pediatric PatientMarch 2020
  • A Mass in the Greater Wing of the Sphenoid in a Pediatric PatientMarch 2020
  • Minimally Invasive Corneal Neurotization Procedure Benefits Patients with NKJanuary 2020
  • Who Is Actually Determining Our Patients' Care?August 2019
  • Who Is Actually Determining Our Patients' Care?August 2019
  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum Linked to High Incidence of Eyelid and Ocular Surface MalignanciesFebruary 2019
  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum Linked to High Incidence of Eyelid and Ocular Surface MalignanciesFebruary 2019
  • Tocilizumab Shows Promise in Refractory Graves OrbitopathyDecember 2018
  • Tocilizumab Shows Promise in Refractory Graves OrbitopathyDecember 2018
  • TNF Inhibition Improves Neuron Survival in Mice with Optic Nerve TraumaAugust 2018
  • TNF Inhibition Improves Neuron Survival in Mice with Optic Nerve TraumaAugust 2018
  • Study Reveals Risk Factors for Severe Vision Loss After Orbital SurgeryJuly 2018
  • Managing Double Vision After Functional Endoscopic Sinus SurgeryJune 2018
  • Managing Double Vision After Functional Endoscopic Sinus SurgeryJune 2018
  • Surgical Correction of Blepharoptosis: Which Technique Is Best?March 2018
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Press Mentions

  • Editorial Introductions
    Editorial IntroductionsAugust 09, 2019 23:23

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