Dr. Allen and Dr. Ellman are experts with over 25 years experience in the fields of pain management, sports medicine, orthopedic medicine, rehabilitation, spine care and EMGs. They have combined board certifications in Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. They believe in a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain that prioritizes identifying the underlying problem and facilitating recovery with the utmost levels of sympathy and understanding.
Originally from Kansas City, Dr. Allen went to University of Kansas for his undergraduate degree in Human Biology. For medical school, he went to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, a top osteopathic medical school which requires graduates to undergo an additional 250 hours of training in spine and musculoskeletal injuries. After residency training in Chicago, he stayed to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at MacNeal Hospital. From there, he went on to complete a second fellowship in interventional spine and pain management in Birmingham, Alabama. In his free time he enjoys golf, tennis, scuba diving, photography and traveling with his wife.
Alabama Orthopedic Spine and Sports- Birmingham, Alabama
Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Management
MacNeal Hospital- Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Program in conjunction with University of Chicago and Rush University
Board Certified – 5/2/2017
Advocate Christ Medical Center- Chicago, Illinois
Residency in Family Medicine
Board Certified – 4/12/2015
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences- College of Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Full case list available upon request.
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences- College of Biosciences
Masters of Arts in Bioethics (M.A.)
University of Kansas
Major: Human Biology (B.A.)
Graduated May 15th 2007
Assistant to principal investigators in the following trials-
Mesoblast – A prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-
controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single injection of
rexlemestrocel-L alone or combined with hyaluronic acid (HA) in subjects with
chronic low back pain.
Discgenics – A prospective, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-
controlled study to evaluate the preliminary efficacy of IDCT, an allogenic
cell therapy, for the treatment of symptomatic lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration.
Tissuegene – A randomized multi-center placebo-controlled study to determine
safety and efficacy of TG-C in subjects with Kellgren and Lawrence grade 2 or 3
osteoarthritis of the knee. Study planned to begin by May 2018.
MacNeal Hospital- Chicago, Illinois
Staff attending physician in the department of Family Medicine
Immediate MD- Chicago, Illinois
Part-time Urgent Care physician
Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care- Oak Lawn, Illinois
Part time physician at orthopedic practice. Handled majority of work comp cases
Head Team Physician
Argo High School- Men’s football, Women’s volleyball
St. Ignatius College Prep Academy- Men’s football
South Suburban College- Men’s basketball
Assistant Team Physician
Robert Morris University – Men’s football, hockey and basketball
Chicago Sky – WNBA
Windy City Thunderbolts- Men’s minor league baseball team
Schaumberg Boomers- Men’s minor league baseball team
Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Chicago Sports Medicine Society
Intro to Sports Ultrasound for Fellows (7/23/15)
Full day course at the AMSSM Fellows Conference covering the basics of ultrasound examination of the ankle, shoulder, knee and hip.
Intro to Ultrasound Procedures in Pain Management (5/3/14)
Course focusing on identifying structures for pain management, including SI/piriformis injections, caudal blocks, and greater occipital blocks.
Sideline Use of MSK Ultrasound (4/6/14)
AMSSM conference course focusing on quick ways of evaluating athletes with ultrasound for common game-time injuries involving the wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee and foot.
Advanced MSK Ultrasound (4/5/14)
An AMSSM advanced MSK course at focusing on recognizing nerve entrapments, median nerve compression in carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as, volar and dorsal wrist compartment pathologies.
Intro to MSK & Soft Tissue Ultrasound (11/10/13)
‘Visual Medicine’ workshop on MSK ultrasound focusing on scanning techniques for
soft tissue and joints, including wrist, ankle, knee, hip and shoulder.
Sports Medicine CAQ- May 2017
Family Medicine (AOBFM) – April 2015
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- June 2017
Basic Life Support (BLS) – June 2017
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners – 9/17/2016
Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)- March 2014
Regenerative medicine, including use of mesenchymal stem cells and iPS cells in joint and tissue repair. Ethics surrounding research and implementation of stem cells into clinical medicine. Additionally, enjoy scuba diving, wake-boarding, hiking, playing piano and traveling.
Rossnick Humanitarian Grant (2014, 2015)