Julian Lewis Allen, M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
CHOP - Colkett Translational Research Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3749
Fax: 215-590-3500
B.A. (Biology)
Columbia College, Columbia University New York, New York , 1974.
M.D. (Medicine)
College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia Univ., 1978.
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Description of Research Expertise

The research interests of Dr. Allen include developmental respiratory system mechanics, lung function testing in children, adolescents and infants; developmental chest wall physiology; pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease; and complications of cystic fibrosis.

Description of Other Expertise

Division Chief, Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis Center,The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Responsible for supervision of all aspects of pediatric pulmonary inpatient, outpatient and satellite care, including Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders and Technology Dependent Programs, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Medical Directorship of Respiratory Therapy, and development of Asthma Center in conjunction with Allergy Section

Selected Publications

Allen JL: Spinal deformities: Idiopathic Scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis. In: Pediatric Pulmonology, Dozor A and Stokes D,eds. Am,erican Academy of Pediatrics, in press 2017.

Allen JL and Eber E, Editors: CHOP Seminar in Salzburg: Pediatric Pulmonology/Asthma CD-ROM The American Austrian Foundation, 2016 American Austrian Foundation November 2016.

Tapia IE, Marcus CL, McDonough JM, Kim JY, Cornaglia MA, Xiao R, Allen JL: Airway resistance in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 39(4): 793-799, 2016.

Friedman N, McDonough J, Hysinger E and Allen J: Multiple breath washout and forced oscillation techniques in preschool children with asthma. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine 2016 Notes: International meeting of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, 2016.

Plotkin SR, Davis SD, Robertson KA, Akshintala S, Allen J, Fisher MJ, Blakeley JO, Widemann BC, Ferner RE, Marcus CL for the REiNS International Collaboration: Sleep and pulmonary outcome measures for clinical trials directed at NF1 plexiform neurofibromas affecting the airway. Neurology 87 ((Suppl 1)): S13-S20, 2016.

Kwon YJ, Allen JL, Liu GT, McCormack SE: Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome after withdrawal of inhaled glucocorticoids. Pediatrics 137, e20152091 2016.

Hysinger EB, Roizen JD, Mentch F, Vazquez L, Connolly J Bradfield JP, Berta A, Sleiman P, Allen J, Levine MA, Hakonarson H.: Mendelian randomization analysis demonstrates that low vitamin D is unlikely causative for pediatric asthma. in press. J Allergy Clin Immunol 138(6): 1747-1749, 2016.

Allen JL.: Fifty years ago in the Journal of Pediatrics. Commentary on: Polgar G and Kong GP. J Pediatr 1965;67:557-567: The nasal resistance of newborn infants. J. Pediatrics 2015.

Izumi K, Nakato R, Zhang Z, Edmondson AC, Noon S, Dulik MC, Rajagopalan R, Venditti CP, Gripp K, Samanich J, Zackai EH, Deardorff MA, Clark D, Allen JL, Dorsett D, Misulovin Z, Komata M, Bando M, Kaur M, Katou Y, Shirahige K, Krantz ID.: Germline gain -of -function mutations in AFF4 cause a developmental syndrome functionally linking the super elongation complex and cohesion. Nature Genetics doi:10.1038/ng.3229 2015.

Allen JL, McCauley L and Simoneau T.: Podcast discussion of Dr. McCauley’s and Simoneau’s articles in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society: McCauley et al: “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with pulmonary exacerbations in children with cystic fibrosis,” and Simoneau et al: “Vitamin D status in children with cystic fibrosis: Associations with inflammation and bacterial colonization.” 2/27/14. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2014.

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