Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

David A. Allan, MD, PhD

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Clinical Associate of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
HUP - Occupational Medicine, 4 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce St.
PMC - Division of Rheumatology, 2nd floor, 3910 Powelton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2354
Fax: 215-614-0666
B.S. (Physics)
City College of New York , 1961.
M.S., Ph.D (Physics)
New York University , 1968.
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia , 1976.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1976-1977.
Resident in Medicine , Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1976-1979.
Fellowship in Rheumatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1979-1981.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1979.
American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology, 1982.
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Medical Review Officer, 1992.
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Description of Research Expertise

Repetitive motion injuries. Unusual crystal arthropathies.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, Sjogren's, scleroderma, polymyositis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease; metabolic arthritis including gout and pseudogout; osteoarthritis, tendinitis, muscle injuries, bursitis, compression neuropathies including thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome; vasculopathies including granulomatous and giant cell arteritis, polymyagia rheumatica, and Raynaud's; inflammatory conditions including Sweets syndrome, infectious arthritis including Lyme disease, regional pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis.

Selected Publications

Behrman AJ, Allan DA: Stuck. Ann Internal Medicine 140(6): 492, March 2004.

Allan D, Behrman A.: Lipid abnormalities in a healthcare worker receiving HIV prophylaxis. International Journal of STD & Aids 12(8): 532-534, Aug. 2001.

Garfinkel M, Allan DA, Schumacher HR Jr.: Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. JAMA 281: 2088-2089, 1999.

Garfinkel MS, Singhal A, Katz WA, Allan DA, Reshetar R, Schumacher HR: Yoga-based intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome. JAMA 280: 1601-1603, 1998.

Allan, DA: Chapter: Structure and Physiology of Joints and Their Relationship to Repetitive Strain Injuries. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Mandel R. (eds.). 351: 32-38, 1998.

Tolin BA, Esterhai JL, Allan DA, Furth EE, Schumacher HR Jr: Pancreatic osteoarthropathy with unusually destructive sequellae. Orthopedics 16: 473-477, 1993.

Reginato AJ, Schumacher HR Jr, Allan DA, Rabinowitz JL: Acute monoarthritis associated with lipid liquid crystals. Ann Rheum Dis 44: 537-543, 1985.

Peters JC, Coleman BG, Turner MD, Arger PH, Mulhern CB Jr, Dalinka MD, Allan DA, Schumacher HR Jr: CT evaluation of enlarged iliopsoas bursa. Am J Radiology 1235: 393, 1980.

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