David Allen, MD

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
David B. Allen, MD


David Allen, MD, is a UW Health Kids pediatric endocrinologist and a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics. He treats children with problems related to hormones or the endocrine system, including diabetes, thyroid function, improper growth or development, and onset of puberty.

Dr. Allen sees children with excessive or deficient hormones, which can cause numerous issues, and he finds it very rewarding to be able to provide effective treatments. He is particularly interested in pediatric growth patterns, early or late puberty development and thyroid or adrenal gland problems that are detected through newborn screening.

Working together with families is very important to Dr. Allen. He listens to his patients and their families to gain insight into a particular problem or illness. He recognizes that there are several ways to approach a health concern and that being honest and upfront is the best way to determine the next steps in care.

In his free time, Dr. Allen enjoys playing jazz piano and providing music for numerous local charity fundraisers. He is an avid cyclist, skier and runner.

My patient care philosophy is to treat every child as an individual. Caring for children is so nuanced, especially when you’re trying to figure out what's normal for a particular child's growth and development.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics
Medical School
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI