Brandon R Allen, M.D.

(352) 265-5911

Biography

Dr. Allen is the medical director of the UF Health Shands E.R. Born in the Sunshine State, he went to a small NAIA university in Kansas City, Mo., to pursue his football career, but he realized after several injuries while playing quarterback (his 5-foot-10 stature wasn’t going to get him to the NFL) to pursue medicine. After graduating from Avila University with a major in biology, he attended Florida State University College of Medicine. He then made the move to Gainesville for his emergency medicine residency here at the University of Florida.

Gainesville has been home to him ever since. After finishing his residency and final year as chief resident, Dr. Allen was hired on as faculty with the position of assistant medical director. His major interests are the emergency department scribe program, observation medicine, emergency department quality and throughput innovation and cardiac biomarkers research.

Education

Residency - Emergency Medicine
University of Florida
2013

Medical Degree
Florida State University College of Medicine
2010

Bachelor's Degree
Avila University
2005

Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine

Honors and Awards

Quality and Patient Safety Week Top Abstract
UF Health
2019

Quality and Patient Safety Week Top Abstract
UF Health
2018

Quality and Patient Safety Committee Choosing Wisely Champion
American College of Emergency Physicians
2018

1st Place FCEP Research Forum Student Competition (Faculty Mentor)
Florida College of Emergency Physicians
2017

Outstanding Patient Experience Award
UF Health
2016

2nd Place FCEP Research Forum Student Competition (Faculty Mentor)
Florida College of Emergency Physicians
2015

Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida College of Medicine
2014

UF Health Emergency Medicine Chair's Award
UF Health Department of Emergency Medicine
2014

Member
The Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society
2013