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Editor in Chief, GI & Hepatology News:
In 1980, Dr. Allen completed training at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and then spent 10 years on their faculty. In 1991, he joined a private gastroenterology practice in Minneapolis and helped build this single-specialty GI practice into Minnesota Gastroenterology, one of the largest GI practices in the country. In 2013, he left practice to become clinical chief of digestive diseases and professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. In September, 2016, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. He currently remains on the Board of Directors of Allina Health, a large integrated health system in Minnesota.
Dr. Allen has served the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in multiple roles. He chaired the Clinical Practice Committee and led development of most quality measures currently in Medicare’s value-based payment system. Dr. Allen serves on the GI Specialty Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and from May 2014 until May 2015, was president of the AGA Institute.