About James Allan, MD

Education:

Harvard College; A.B. magna cum laude in Chemistry
Harvard Medical School; M.D. magna cum laude in Medicine
Suffolk University; M.B.A. with highest honors in Finance

Training:

1990-1995: Resident in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
1995-1996: Research Fellow in Transplantation Immunology, Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
1996-1998: Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Children's Hospital, Boston

Dr. Allan is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has a full-time faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the lungs and esophagus (including lung cancer and esophageal cancer) and palmar hyperhidrosis. Dr. Allan is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and the Assoc. Chief of Thoracic Surgery  at North Shore Medical Center.

Dr. Allan is an NIH-funded investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous grants and awards for his research.  His current efforts focus on developing strategies to promote the long-term acceptance of transplanted organs without the need for immunosuppression. He is extensively published in the fields of human physiology, thoracic surgery, and transplantation, with special expertise in use of large-animal models in cardiothoracic transplantation. 

Dr. Allan has held leadership positions in several national societies in the areas of transplantation and health policy, and is a Past-President of the American Society of Transplantation. He also chairs protocol review for the MGH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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Locations

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-724-1103
978-745-1581
Fax: 978-745-9024

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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Research

Dr. Allan is an NIH-funded principal investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous other grants and awards for his research. He is published in the fields of human physiology, thoracic surgery, and transplantation, with special expertise in the experimental use of large-animal models in cardiothoracic transplantation.

Publications

  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Dr. Allan is extensively published in the areas of thoracic surgery and transplant immunology. Please use the Pub Med URL provided and search "Allan JS and (lung or esophagus or transplantation)" for representative publications.