Julian Allen, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and Director of the Asthma Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Robert Gerard Morse Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.
Areas of Expertise:
Asthma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Cystic fibrosis, Neuromuscular disease and chest wall disorders, Pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease
Physiology of the chest wall, and tests of respiratory muscle function. Applications to clinical care of children with neuromuscular disease, chronic lung disease and chronic respiratory failure.
Integrating systems of asthma care across the Children's Hospital Healthcare system. Supported by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The relationship between episodic asthma and hypoxemia and painful episodes in children with sickle cell disease. Supported by a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.
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 AFF4Cause a Developmental Syndrome Functionally Linking the Super Elongation Complex and Cohesin. Nat Genet. 2015 Apr;47(4):338-44. doi: 10.1038/ng.3229. Epub 2015 Mar 2.
Ong BA Li J, McDonough JM, Wei Z, Kim C, Chiavacci R, Mentch F, Caboot JB, Spergel J, Allen JL, Sleiman PMA, Hakonarson H. Gene Network Analysis in a Pediatric Cohort Identifies Novel Lung Function Genes. PLoS One [electronic resource] 8:e72899, 2013.
Ong B, Jawad A, Arens R, Marcus C, Mason T, Smith-Whitley K, Jackson T, Ohene-Frempong K and Allen JL. Respiratory muscle force and lung volume changes in a population of children with sickle cell disease./ British Journal of Haematology 163:112-117, 2013.
Friedman NL, McDonough JM, Hysinger EB, Allen JL: Bronchodilator responsiveness assessed by the forced oscillometry and multiple breath washout techniques in preschool children with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med May 2016.
Allen JL, Bryant-Stephens T, Pawlowski N, Editors. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Childhood Asthma. Wiley-Liss, Philadelphia, PA. 2004
Allen JL, Panitch HB, Rubenstein R, editors. Cystic Fibrosis. Lung Biology in Health and Disease series. New York: Informa Publishing; 2010.
Caboot J and Allen JL. Hypoxemia in sickle cell disease: significance and management. In: “Controversies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sickle Cell Lung Disease,” Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 15: 17-23, 2014.
Mayer OH, Allen JL. Chest wall and spinal deformities. In: Light MJ, Homnick DN, Schechter MS, Blaisdell CJ, Weinberger MM, eds. Pediatric pulmonology. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011.
Mayer OH, Allen JL. Pulmonary function studies in older children and adults. In: Allen JL, Panitch HB and Rubenstein R, editors. Cystic Fibrosis. Lung Biology in Health and Disease series. Informa Publishing, New York, 2010.
Weiner D, Helfaer M, Allen JL.: Respiratory Effects of Anesthesia. IN: Taussig L and Landau L (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. Second edition. Mosby Elsevier, Inc. 2008.
Mayer OH, Gripp KW, Allen JL, Wohl MEB: : Chest wall and neuromuscular disease. IN: Taussig L and Landau L (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. Second edition. Mosby Elsevier, Inc. 2008.
Mayer OH, Gripp K, Allen JL. Chest wall abnormalities. In Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine. Lauren, Shapiro (Eds). Academic Press/Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2006.
Allen JL. Bronchiolitis and bronchitis. In Current Pediatric Therapy (18th Edition). Burg, Ingelfinger, Polin, and Gershon (Editors). Elsevier Science, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Allen JL. Respiratory problems in children with neuromuscular disease. in Pediatric Pulmonology: The Requisites. HB Panitch (Editor). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
Allen JL. Respiratory Physiology Seminars: A Pediatric Pulmonologist's Memories. In: Schraufnagel, DE. "I Remember…" Reflections on the American Thoracic Society's First Century. American Thoracic Society, NY, 2005.
Pawlowski N, Allen J. When your child has asthma. In: Allen JL, Bryant-Stephens T, Pawlowski N, Editors. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma. Wiley-Liss, Philadelphia, PA. 2004.
Palmer J, Allen JL, Mayer O. Tidal breathing measurements. In: Panitch HB, ed. Infant lung function testing Symposium. NeoReviews On-line Journal. 5e186-193, 2004.
Allen J. Diagnosing asthma. In: Allen JL, Bryant-Stephens T, Pawlowski N, Editors. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Childhood Asthma. Wiley-Liss, Philadelphia, PA. 2004.
Flores- Arroyo HL and Allen JL: Histoplasmosis. The 5- Minute Pediatric Consultant. Schwarz MW (eds.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003.
Allen JL, Gripp K. Development of the thoracic cage. In: Haddad GG, Abman SH, Chernick V, editors. Chernick-Mellins: basic mechanisms of pediatric respiratory disease. Philadelphia: B.C. Decker; 2002.
Weiner DJ, Allen JL. Pulmonary physiology. In: Festa CJ, editor. Clinical guidelines for mechanical ventilation. Newtown (PA): Handbooks in Healthcare; 2002.
Allen JL, Wohl MEB. Chest wall and neuromuscular disease. I:n Taussig L, Landau L, editors. Textbook of pediatric respiratory medicine. Philadelphia: Mosby Year Book, Inc.; 1999.
Allen JL, Sivan Y. Chest wall function. In: Stocks J, Sly P, Tepper R, Morgan W, editors. Infant respiratory function testing. New York: Wiley-Liss; 1996.
Posters and Presentations
Lectures by Invitation
Allen JL. High frequency oscillatory ventilation. In postgraduate course: The physiology of pediatric respiratory failure. Presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2016 May; San Francisco, CA.
Allen JL. Night and day: Intermittent hypoxemia in sickle cell disease. In Scientific Symposium: Sickle cell disease and the lung across the lifespan. Presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2016 May; San Francisco, CA.
Allen JL. Lung function testing in asthma. Presented at: PA Academy of Family Physicians; 2015 Nov.
Allen JL. Cental and peripheral airway obstruction: Diagnosis with lung function testing. Presented at: 2nd International Forum on Pediatric Development. Beijing National Convention Ctr; 2015 Oct; Beijing, PRC.
Allen JL. Chest Wall Physiology. In postgraduate course: Pediatric Respiratory Physiology in Health and Disease. Presented at: Annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society; 2014 May 17; San Diego, CA.
Allen JL. Ventilation/Perfusion Matching. In postgraduate course: Pediatric Respiratory Physiology: What’s right and When it goes wrong. Presented at: Annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society;2013 May 17; Philadelphia PA.
Awards and Honors
2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Pulmonology
2017, Edwin L Kendig Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
2013, Listing Suburban Life Magazine,Philly Suburbs, Top Doctors for Children
2013, Listing U.S. News and World Report: Nation’s top Pediatric Pulmonologists
2012-present, John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2012, Faculty Mentor Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2012, 2013 Listing, “Philadelphia Super Doctors ®”
2004-2013, Listing, “The Best Doctors in America”
2008-2013, Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Residency Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2004-2005, Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Residency Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2001, Listing, "Top Docs for Kids," Philadelphia Magazine
1998-2000 Member, Pediatric Pulmonary Sub-Board, American Board of Pediatrics
- Term 2001-2006
- Elected Chairman 2005-6
1998, Elected Chairman, Pediatric Assembly, American Thoracic
- Society (Term 1999-2001)
1999-2010, Listing “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare”
1997-2007, Listing “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering”
1996-1997, Listing “The Best Doctors in America - Northeast Region”, Woodward, White Inc.
1996-present, Listing “Who’s Who in the World”
1996-present, Listing “ Who’s Who in America”
1995, Listing "Who's Who in American Education"
1994, Listing, "Who's Who in the East"
1992-present, Society for Pediatric Research
1987, Listing, "Best Doctors in the Delaware Valley", Philadelphia Magazine
1984-1986, Parker B. Francis Award in Pulmonary Research
1978, Sandoz Award for Medical Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Editorial and Academic Positions
2003-present, Editorial Board, Pediatric Pulmonology
2012-present, Deputy Editor (Pediatrics), Annals of the American Thoracic Society
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
American Review of Respiratory Disease
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Pediatrics
New England Journal of Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Care
2010-present, Chair, Pulmonary Scientific Review Group for the Committee on Protection of Human Subjects, Institutional Review Board, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2004- Chair, Search Committee for Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2004-present, Search Committee for Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2000-present, Institutional Asthma Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
1997-present, European Respiratory Society
1992-present, Society for Pediatric Research
1986-present, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
2012-present, Clinical Advocacy Committee
2000-present, American Thoracic Society Task Force on Assembly Structure
1993-present, Chairman, Working Group on Clinical Practice Guidelines for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
1982-present, American Thoracic Society
- 1990-present, Joint Committee on Infant Pulmonary Function Testing
- 1993-present, Long Range Planning Committee
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