Elected a term trustee in 1997, Dr. Allen was the former senior and managing partner of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.
Raised in East Point, Georgia, he attended Emory College, and then graduated from the Emory School of Dentistry, completing his internship and residencies at Emory/Grady. Dr. Allen was named Dentist of the Year in 1991 by the Atlanta Dental Society. He is a past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Georgia Dental Association.
A founding member of the Association of Emory Alumni Board of Governors, Dr. Allen served on the executive committee of the Board of Visitors from 1989 to 1990. He chaired the Emory Coca-Cola Challenge Fund in the 1992 - 1993 academic year, and in 1994 he was awarded the Emory Medal. He was elected an alumni trustee in 1990 and served in that capacity through 1996.