Jennifer Allen, M.D.
Dr. Allen always knew that she was going to be a physician. From her parents recollection she was 3 years old when she informed them. She credits the physicians she was exposed to growing up and a passion for helping others as the inspiration that sustained her dream.
Born and raised in Durham, NC, her formal education includes dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry form North Carolina State University. It was there that she cemented her foundation for academic excellence, scholarship and leadership. She received numerous awards and accolades while in attendance. Upon graduation, Dr. Allen became a chemist at a major pharmaceutical firm.
Soon the path that she had started brought her back to medical school. Dr. Allen completed her medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is most inspired by her stint as a Schweitzer fellow. As a fellow, Dr. Allen participated in a project that allowed her to educate women about breast and cervical cancer screening in rural North Carolina. She did this by using the churches as a platform for presenting information. “It gave me an opportunity to really connect with people who didn’t have access to the information that we [in the medical community] take for granted,” says Dr. Allen.
Dr. Allen went on to do her internship at East Tennessee State University, where she received the “Resident of the Year” award. She then completed her residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Health and Hospital Systems. “I was fortunate to train at one of the best residency programs in the country. There’s a lot of comfort in knowing that you have managed problems that other physicians can only read about. It was an excellent experience,” says Dr. Allen. Her senior resident research project was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
When trying to find a place to settle down to raise her family, Dr. Allen and her husband, Xavier, chose a place that would fit the lifestyle of their growing young family. Dr. Allen joined Frisco OBGYN in 2011. “It has truly been an experience working with other women who also strive for excellence in patient care.”
Dr. Allen has 3 children – Kayla, Noble and Janae. They worship at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship in Richardson, TX.
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