Assoc. Chief, Thoracic Surgery and Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care, NSMC-Salem Hospital, Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Lab, MGH/HMS Transplantation Biology Research Center
Education: Harvard College A.B. magna cum laude in ChemistryHarvard Medical School M.D. magna cum laude in MedicineSuffolk University M.B.A. with highest honors in Finance
Training: 1990-1995: Resident in Surgery, MGH1995-1996: Fellow in Transplant Immunology, MGH & HMS Transplantation Biology Research Center1996-1999: Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, MGH & Children's Hospital, BostonDr. Allan is certified by both the Am. Board of Surgery and the Am. Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has a full-time faculty appointment at HMS. His clinical interests include the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the lungs and esophagus (including lung cancer and esophageal cancer) and palmar hyperhidrosis. Dr. Allan is also the Assoc. Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Co-Director of Surgical Intensive Care at NSMC-Salem Hospital, and the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
Dr. Allan is an NIH-funded investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous grants and awards for his research.  His current efforts focus on developing strategies to promote the long-term acceptance of transplanted organs without the need for immunosuppression. He is extensively published in the fields of human physiology, thoracic surgery, and transplantation, with special expertise in the experimental use of large-animal models in cardiothoracic transplantation. Dr. Allan has held leadership positions in several national societies in the areas of transplantation and health policy, and is the President-Elect for the American Society of Transplantation.  He also serves as the Chair for Protocol Review for the MGH IACUC.
Division of Thoracic Surgery
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