Assistant Professor and Director of Admissions
Allan is a 1977 graduate in Health Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a 1979 graduate of the Emory PA program. He was Program Coordinator, and Physician Assistant at the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Grady Health System for 20 years. Allan has co-authored a patient guide book on sickle cell disease and trait for the general public titled Hope and Destiny, a Patient and Parents guide to Sickle Cell Disease distributed by Hilton Publishing in it’s fifth edition in 2019. He is the editor of the monthly sickle cell e-newsletter that reaches over 5,000 people worldwide.
He is author of the Hematology chapter in O’Connell and Zarbock A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants Sixth Edition Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 3/2017 and co-author of Approach to Anemia. In Toy EC, Toy AL. Case Files Teaching Case Collection. New York: McGraw Hill, Online 2019
In 2002 Allan received the, Paragon Teacher of the Year Award from the AAPA, and the SAAPA Presidents award in May 2007, Dean’s Teaching Award – Emory University School of Medicine and the GAPA – Circle of Honor Award in 2015.
He is currently Assistant Professor and Director of admissions at the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. He teaches first year PA students how do the medical history, hematology, pain management and business issues.
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