Born and raised in Utah, Dr. Allen is thrilled to be returning home to the mountains, lakes and nearby family. After graduating from BYU he attended medical school in Virginia and completed his pediatric training in Ohio.
From a young age, Dr. Allen dreamed of becoming a doctor. A medical trip to Ethiopia as a young man confirmed that dream and opened his eyes to the joy of working with kids. With four small children at home, Dr. Allen feels he can relate to the diaper rashes, late nights, and picky eating that all parents face. His youngest two are twins, so he knows well the unique joys and challenges that come with raising multiples- not to mention the shock of hearing two heartbeats at the first ultrasound!
Dr. Allen spends most of his free time building forts, changing diapers and perfecting his ponytail-making skills. His family loves to play basketball, travel and build impressive Lego creations. They are excited to be back to Utah and be closer to their family and the mountains.
Dr. Allen views pediatrics as a team effort; with parents serving as the experts on their children and doctors bringing their medical expertise to the table. Working together, they can provide each child with the best care possible. “Kids are resilient and remarkable,” he says. “I love getting to care for them and I’m excited to head into work every morning.”
Dr. Allen can bounce on a pogo stick and juggle at the same time. He also likes running, biking, and snowboarding—but not all at once.