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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Allen received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed pediatric residency and fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, with special interests in childhood growth and development and newborn screening for endocrine disorders.


Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

UW Health Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Endocrinology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1980


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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PubMed Articles
Wolfgram PM Allen DB . Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Growth, Bone Metabolism, and Adrenal Function. Adv Pediatr. 2017 Aug;64(1):331-345
[PubMed ID: 28688596]
Grimberg A Allen DB . Growth hormone treatment for growth hormone deficiency and idiopathic short stature: new guidelines shaped by the presence and absence of evidence. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Aug;29(4):466-471
[PubMed ID: 28525404]
Pollock AJ Seibert TS Salvatori C Caturegli P Allen DB . Pituitary Antibodies in an Adolescent with Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency and Turner Syndrome. Horm Res Paediatr. 2017;87(2):123-129
[PubMed ID: 27355580]
Santiago-Torres M Cui Y Adams AK Allen DB Carrel AL Guo JY LaRowe TL Schoeller DA . Structural equation modeling of the associations between the home environment and obesity-related cardiovascular fitness and insulin resistance among Hispanic children. Appetite. 2016 Jun 1;101:23-30
[PubMed ID: 26850309]
Pollock AJ Allen DB Wiebe D Eickhoff J MacDonald M Baker M . Development of filter paper hemoglobin A1c assay applicable to newborn screening. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Jun 1;457:24-6
[PubMed ID: 27016455]
Pollock AJ Seibert T Allen DB . Severe and Persistent Thyroid Dysfunction Associated with Tetracycline-Antibiotic Treatment in Youth. J Pediatr. 2016 Jun;173:232-4
[PubMed ID: 27059913]
Kapadia CR Nebesio TD Myers SE Willi S Miller BS Allen DB Jacobson-Dickman E . Endocrine Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Feb;170(2):163-70
[PubMed ID: 26720105]
Allen DB . Hormonal Eligibility Criteria for 'Includes Females' Competition: A Practical but Problematic Solution. Horm Res Paediatr. 2016;85(4):278-82
[PubMed ID: 26872015]
Pollock AJ Fost N Allen DB . Growth attenuation therapy: practice and perspectives of paediatric endocrinologists. Arch Dis Child. 2015 Dec;100(12):1185
[PubMed ID: 26203123]
Wolfgram PM Allen DB . Factors influencing growth effects of inhaled corticosteroids in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Dec;136(6):1711-2.e1-2
[PubMed ID: 26654199]
Rehm JL Wolfgram PM Hernando D Eickhoff JC Allen DB Reeder SB . Proton density fat-fraction is an accurate biomarker of hepatic steatosis in adolescent girls and young women. Eur Radiol. 2015 Oct;25(10):2921-30
[PubMed ID: 25916386]
Allen DB . Inhaled corticosteroids and growth: still an issue after all these years. J Pediatr. 2015 Feb;166(2):463-9
[PubMed ID: 25631291]
Rehm JL Connor EL Wolfgram PM Eickhoff JC Reeder SB Allen DB . Predicting hepatic steatosis in a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of adolescent girls. J Pediatr. 2014 Aug;165(2):319-325.e1
[PubMed ID: 24857521]
Seibert TS Allen DB Carrel AL . Adolescent Obesity and Its Risks: How to Screen and When to Refer. J Clin Outcomes Manag. 2014 Feb;21(2):87-96
[PubMed ID: 25892905]
Carrel AL Sledge JS Ventura SJ Eickhoff JC Allen DB . GPS suggests low physical activity in urban Hispanic school children: a proof of concept study. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2014;2014(1):25
[PubMed ID: 25584047]
Wolfgram PM Connor EL Rehm JL Eickhoff JC Reeder SB Allen DB . Ethnic differences in the effects of hepatic fat deposition on insulin resistance in nonobese middle school girls. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan;22(1):243-8
[PubMed ID: 23804504]
Wolfgram PM Carrel AL Allen DB . Long-term effects of recombinant human growth hormone therapy in children with Prader-Willi syndrome. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug;25(4):509-14
[PubMed ID: 23782572]
Allen DB Cuttler L . Clinical practice. Short stature in childhood--challenges and choices. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 28;368(13):1220-8
[PubMed ID: 23534561]
Carrel AL Bowser J White D Moberg DP Weaver B Hisgen J Eickhoff J Allen DB . Standardized childhood fitness percentiles derived from school-based testing. J Pediatr. 2012 Jul;161(1):120-4
[PubMed ID: 22364851]
Allen DB Fost N . Obesity and neglect: it's about the child. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun;160(6):898-9
[PubMed ID: 22504101]