Specialty: Hand & Wrist; Microsurgery
College: University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL: M.D., 1992
Internship: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1992-1993
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 1993-1997
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1997-1998
Board Certification: Board-certified, ABOS, 2000
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery, 2001
Re-certified, ABOS, 2009
UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/christopher-allan
This video describes my work on regeneration of the human hand.
- 2012 Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, July 2012
- Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hand Surgery, 2001
- AAOS/OREF Clinical Scientist Traveling Fellowship, 2004
- UW Ortho Residents' Teaching Award, 2009
- Army Research Office (ARO) subcontract research award: Digit Regeneration in Mammals, 2009-2011
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- American Association for Hand Surgery
- Wound Healing Society
Submitted on: 10/01/2014
American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Board or committee member
Surgeries & Diagnosis
Fractures and other injuries of hand and wrist
Repair of nerves/blood vessels/tendons in hand and upper extremity injuries
Reconstructive hand and wrist surgery after trauma or for problems like arthritis or other painful conditions
Hand, wrist, and microsurgical trauma and reconstruction
Injuries, arthritis or other problems of the hand, wrist or forearm
Dr. Allan's Research Lab: http://www.orthop.washington.edu/?q=research/ourlabs/human-digit-regener...
Dr. Allan’s research interests include regeneration and tissue engineering and their application to hand trauma.
In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious AAOS/OREF Clinical Scientist Traveling Fellowship, working with mentor Brian Johnstone, Ph.D., on stem cells and regenerative medicine for hand and upper extremity trauma.
In 2008, he joined a multicenter team of researchers funded for several years by DARPA, the United States Department of Defense central research organization, to study mammalian digit regeneration.
He is a frequently invited speaker, author, and reviewer of publications and grant applications in these fields at the national level.