Dr. Brad Allen, M.D., Ph.D. - Vice Chair, Medical Education
Dr. Allen was reared as a corn-fed farm boy in Iowa prior to attending the University of Iowa for undergraduate and MD/PhD training in Microbiology. His residency training in internal medicine was done at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he completed a four year Clinical Investigator Program and served as Chief Resident at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute, a Baylor affiliate.
Dr. Allen returned to the University of Iowa for fellowship training in Infectious Diseases, where he was involved in residency program reorganization efforts. He moved to Indiana University in 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and investigator of the microbial pathogenesis of streptococcal endocarditis. He later became Associate Chief and then Chief of Medicine at the IU-affiliated Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis before moving to the Vice Chair of Education position in the Department of Medicine in 2011.
The Vice Chair of Education provides administrative oversight for education offered through the Department of Medicine, beginning in medical school and progressing through the Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics Residency training programs and all Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship training programs on the IU campus.
Dr. Allen is interested in fostering innovative programmatic opportunities to optimize the clinical competence and preparedness of trainees at all levels within the Department. This goal is accomplished by utilizing the rich environment of patients within the IU-affiliated hospitals together with an excellent group of clinician-educators and physician-scientists within the Medicine faculty to carryout the necessary training and instruction at each level. At IU, the importance of vertical education of medical students by residents, and residents by fellows and staff, is encouraged and promoted in order to build our next generation of clinical educators.