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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

Other Locations

Fox Valley Pediatric Clinics (Appleton)
(920) 730-2650 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)

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 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

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PubMed Articles
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]
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]
Guilbert TW Mauger DT Allen DB Zeiger RS Lemanske RF Jr Szefler SJ Strunk RC Bacharier LB Covar R Sorkness CA Taussig LM Martinez FD . Growth of preschool children at high risk for asthma 2 years after discontinuation of fluticasone. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):956-63.e1-7
[PubMed ID: 21820163]
Allen DB . Clinical review: Lessons learned from the hGH era. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Oct;96(10):3042-7
[PubMed ID: 21865374]
Allen DB . Chairman's summary: Roundtable discussion. Horm Res Paediatr. 2011;76 Suppl 3:33
[PubMed ID: 21912158]
Allen DB . Safety of growth hormone treatment of children with idiopathic short stature: the US experience. Horm Res Paediatr. 2011;76 Suppl 3:45-7
[PubMed ID: 21912165]
Curtis VA Allen DB . Boosting The Late Blooming Male: Use of growth promoting agents in the athlete with constitutional delay of growth and puberty. Sports Health. 2011 Jan;3(1):32-40
[PubMed ID: 21691451]
Racine NM Watras AC Carrel AL Allen DB McVean JJ Clark RR O'Brien AR O'Shea M Scott CE Schoeller DA . Effect of conjugated linoleic acid on body fat accretion in overweight or obese children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1157-64
[PubMed ID: 20200257]
Carrel AL Myers SE Whitman BY Eickhoff J Allen DB . Long-term growth hormone therapy changes the natural history of body composition and motor function in children with prader-willi syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Mar;95(3):1131-6
[PubMed ID: 20061431]
Bekx MT Connor EC Allen DB . Characteristics of adolescents presenting to a multidisciplinary clinic for polycystic ovarian syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Feb;23(1):7-10
[PubMed ID: 19648034]
Hollman GA Allen DB Eickhoff JC Carrel AL . Respiratory Depression in Young Prader Willi Syndrome Patients following Clonidine Provocation for Growth Hormone Secretion Testing. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2010;2010:103742
[PubMed ID: 20368793]
Carrel AL Allen DB . The influence of fitness on insulin resistance in obese children. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2009 Sep;10(3):189-96
[PubMed ID: 19479380]
Allen DB Kappy M Diekema D Fost N . Growth-attenuation therapy: principles for practice. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):1556-61
[PubMed ID: 19482768]
Nemeth BA Carrel AL Eickhoff J Clark RR Peterson SE Allen DB . Submaximal treadmill test predicts VO2max in overweight children. J Pediatr. 2009 May;154(5):677-81
[PubMed ID: 19167724]
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