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  • Professor, Karches Center for Oncology Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
  • Associate Chief, Division of Hematology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About the Investigator

Dr. Allen is Associate Chief of Hematology, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, at North Shore University Hospital/LIJ Medical Center. His clinical practice is dedicated to the treatment of hematologic malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, benign hematologic disorders and coagulation. Dr. Allen is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his residency in Internal Medicine and served as a Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellow at New York Hospital.

Dr. Allen is a Councillor on the American Society of Hematology’s Executive Committee and an active member of numerous other committees and associations. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 original research papers and reviews and is Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine.

Research focus

Dr. Allen has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for many clinical trials involving the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies including studies involving close collaboration between the clinician and basic science laboratory. This has been done with great success in chronic lymphocytic leukemia where serial samples over time have been obtained and studied in collaboration with basic science laboratories.

Dr. Allen has been an active member of the National Cancer Institute sponsored Community Clinical Oncology Program participating in multiple Cooperative group clinical trials for patients with hematologic malignancies. He has successfully administered the projects (e.g. staffing, research protections, budget), collaborated with other researchers and produced over 100 peer-reviewed publications based upon these projects.


The City College, New York, NY
Degree: BS
Field of Study: Chemistry

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore MD
Degree: MD
Field of Study: Medicine

Honors & awards

  • 2016 Excellence in Research Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • 2012-Present “New York Super Doctors”
  • 2011 “America’s Most Compassionate Doctors”
  • 2010-Present “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer”, Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2009-Present “Patients’ Choice” Award
  • 2007-Present “Best Doctors in America”
  • 2007 “Guide to America’s Top Oncologists”, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 2006 Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Hematology
  • 2005 Champion of Advocacy Award, American Society of Hematology
  • 2004-Present “Best Doctors”, New York Magazine
  • 2003-Present “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 1993-Present “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area”, Castle Connolly Guide
  • 1985 Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • 1984-1986 American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Clinical Fellowship
  • 1976-1977 W. Barry Wood Student Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins
  • 1973 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1973 Phi Beta Kappa Science Medal for Undergraduate Research
  • 1973 Jonas Salk Scholarship of the City University
  • 1973 Summa cum laude, BS, City College


  1. Ross DW, Wanchoo R, Guigova A, Ghiuzeli C, Allen SL, Jhaveri KD. “Light chain Fanconi syndrome in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.” CEN Case Reports DOI 10.1007/s13730-016-0232-3, 2016.
  2. Patten PEM, Ferrer G, Chen SS, Simone R, Marsilio S, Yan XJ, Gitto Z, Yuan C, Kolitz JE, Barrientos J, Allen SL, Rai KR, MacCarthy T, Chu CC, Chiorazzi N. “Chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells diversify and differentiate in vivo via a nonclassical TH1- dependent, Bcl-6- deficient process.” JCI Insight 1:e86288.doi:10.1172/jci.insight.86288, 2016.
  3. Oroszi G, Brody J, Yang T, Allen SL, Devoe C, Zhang X. “Sequential development of two separate therapy-related myeloid neoplasms following radiotherapy for prostate cancer.” Leukemia and Lymphoma DOI:10.3109/10428194.2016.1154960.
  4. Cui X, Zhang L, Magli AR, Catera R, Yan X-J, Griffin DO, Rothstein TL, Barrientos J, Kolitz JE, Allen SL, Rai KR, Chiorazzi N, Chu CC. “Cytoplasmic myosin exposed apoptotic cells appear with caspase-3 activation and enhance CLL cell viability.” Leukemia 30: 74-85, 2016
  5. Dulmovits B, Appiah-Kubi AO,Papoin J, Hale J, He MM, Al Abed Y, Didier S, Gould M, Husain-Krautter, S, Sharon A, Chan KWH, Vlachos A, Allen SL, Taylor N, Marambaud P, An X, Gallagher PG, Mohandas N, Lipton J, Liu JM, Blanc L. “Pomalidomide reverses γ-globin silencing through the transcriptional reprogramming of adult hematopoietic progenitors.” Blood 127: 1481-92, 2016.
  1. Sherry B, Jain P, Chiu PY, Leung L, Allen SL, Kolitz JE, Rai KR, Barrientos J, Liang S, Hawtin R, Chiorazzi N. “Identification and characterization of distinct IL-17F expression patterns and signaling pathways in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and normal B lymphocytes.” Immunology Research 63: 216-27, 2015.
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