Board Certified ENT Specialist
Fellowship Certified Nose & Sinus Surgeon
Dr. Allen was born in Houston, Texas. At the age of six years his family moved to Tennessee, where he developed an interest in science and medicine while learning piano and enjoying the outdoors. He met his wife in medical school at the University of Tennessee. After completing his medical education and residency in Tennessee and fellowship training in Rhinology (sinus and skull base surgery) at the University of Miami, Dr. Allen moved his family to the Houston area to develop an Otolaryngology (ENT) practice specializing in the care of sinus and nasal breathing disorders. He is both a Fellowship-certified sinus expert and a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Allen is an active member of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). He has authored multiple scientific publications and book chapters, and continues to lecture for academic departments and at international Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery courses.
He is focused on a commitment to comprehensive and compassionate care.
Outside of work, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing the piano, and staying active. He has strong family ties to Houston and surrounding areas in Texas, and is excited to call The Woodlands home and become an integral part of the local medical community.
Scope of Expertise
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES
- American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- North American Skull Base Society
- Ed Cocke Basic Science Research Award, May 2012 (best basic science research project 2011- 2012, looking at wire degradation on coblator wands and how it impacts wand function)
- Resident Teaching Award, May 2012 (selected by UT medical students)
- Resident Teaching Award, May 2011 (selected by UT medical students)
- NIH Summer Research Scholar (May – July 2005)
- Merit Scholarship recipient (August 2004 – May 2005)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Bachelor of Science with a major in Biochemistry and minor in History Magna Cum Laude, August 2000 – May 2004
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis Doctor of Medicine, 2008
Post Doctoral Training
University of Tennessee Department of Otolaryngology July 2009 – June 2014
Fellowship: Univ. of Miami – Roy Casiano, MD – Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery July 2014 – June 2015
Post Doctoral Employment
July 2022 – Present – My Houston Surgeons
July 2021 – July 2022 – Texas Sinus and Snoring (Private Practice Houston, TX)
August 2020 – June 2021 – ENT Allergy Snoring Center (Private Practice Houston, TX)
September 2016 – August 2020 – Allergy & ENT Associates (Private Practice Houston, TX)
Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016 – Houston Advanced Sinus Center (Private Practice Houston, TX)
Dr. Shawn Allen is a game changer. He is up-to-date on the most current studies and treatments, and NOT stuck in his ways. He accomplished in one surgery what three other ENT physicians could not--OR would not--do in 4 previous surgeries. He completely opened my sinuses up and I have had the most comfortable year of my past 25 years because of what he did. THANK YOU, Dr. Allen.
Patty D. Via Google
Dr. Allen is completely through, compassionate and one of the few doctors I have met who seem to see the patient as an individual rather than a chart. If you are looking for the highest level of professionalism and quality in your care, I highly recommend Dr. Allen. there are none better.
Mike M. Via Google
Dr. Allen is a higher standard of health care. He is a great surgeon and his bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough and attentive. He is a compassionate and caring person who treats his patients with the utmost professionalism. He goes out of his way to make sure all your questions are answered. He's one of the best and I can't say enough about Dr. Allen's care.
Lena S. Via Google
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