Christopher H. Allan, M.D.

Associate Professor

Christopher H. Allan, M.D.

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.

Digit Regeneration in Humans Part 1

Digit Regeneration in Humans Part 2

Digit Regeneration in Humans Part 3


This video describes my work on regeneration of the human hand. Dr. Allan speaking at UTARI Biomedical Technologies Symposium


Honors/Awards

  • 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

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Wound Healing Society

AAOS Disclosures

Submitted on: 10/01/2014
American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Board or committee member

Surgeries & Diagnosis

Surgeries:

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

Diagnosis:

Hand, wrist, and microsurgical trauma and reconstruction

Injuries, arthritis or other problems of the hand, wrist or forearm

Scientific Publications

(PubMed Listing)

Research Interests/Awards

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.