Home Institution: Palmetto Health University of South Carolina
Fellowship Site: Himalayan Cataract Project/Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Research Topic: Safety and efficacy of cataract surgery in urban and rural Ethiopia
Dr. Allen will spend her fellowship year at Menelik II Hospital in Addis Ababa under the mentorship of Yonas Tilahun, MD, Liknaw Adamu, MD, Jacquelyn O'Banion, MD, MSc and Mark Hutcheson, BA. Her research will focus on the safety and efficacy of cataract surgery in urban and rural Ethiopia.
Dr. Allen is a recent graduate of Palmetto Health University of South Carolina Ophthalmology residency program. She received her BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY prior to matriculating to Mass Eye and Ear for a research fellowship in glaucoma genetics.
Dr. Allen's career goals include practicing ophthalmology as a clinician scientist and working on research efforts geared towards blindness prevention.