Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS


Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11196E  PFP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-2590

Clinic:  UIHC - Iowa River Landing
105 E 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241

Email: richard-allen@uiowa.edu
Web: Clinical profile


BS, Chemistry, Duke University
PhD, Human and Molecular Genetics , Baylor College of Medicine
MD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine

Internship, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center-Department of Internal Medicine
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Molecular Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Fellowship, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Fellowship, Oculoplastic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Licensure and Certifications

Texas medical license
ASOPRS Certification, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ABO Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology

Research Summary

Dr. Allen's research centers on: Molecular characterization and mechanism of ocular disease Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy Lacrimal and orbital diseases Ocular hyperplasias

Selected Publications

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Chen J, Singh N, Brinkley J, Policeni B, Syed N, Allen R, Longmuir R, Thurtell M.  Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the orbit in a patient with Wegener granulomatosis.  Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology.  2015. 35(1):94-96.

Sobel R, Carter K, Allen R.  Bilateral lacrimal drainage obstruction and its association with secondary causes.  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2014. 30(2):152-156.

Kemp P, Allen R.  Bloody tears and recurrent nasolacrimal duct obstruction due to a retained silicone stent.  Journal of AAPOS.  2014. 18(3):285-286.

Sobel R, Allen R.  Incidence of bilateral Marcus Gunn jaw-wink.  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2014. 30(3):e54-55.

Clark T, Renner L, Sobel R, Carter K, Nerad J, Allen R, Shriver E.  Intimate Partner Violence: An Underappreciated Etiology of Orbital Floor Fractures.  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg.  2014. 30(6):508-511.

Chen J, Allen R.  Ocular sarcoidosis and immune thromocytopenia: a rare association.  Orbit.  2014. 33(1):61-64.

Reddy A, Baker M, Sobel R, Whelan D, Carter K, Allen R.  Survivors of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head: characterization of ocular injuries and healthcare costs.  JAMA Ophthalmology.  2014. 132(6):730-736.

Kopelovich  J, Baker M, Potash A, Desai L, Allen R, Chang E.  The Hybrid Lid Crease Approach to Address Lateral Frontal Sinus Disease With Orbital Extension.  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol.  2014. 123(12):826-830.

Call C, Wise R, Hansen M, Carter K, Allen R.  In vivo examination of meibomian gland morphology in patients with facial nerve palsy using infrared meibography.  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2012 November. 28(6):396-400.

Baker M, Avery R, Johnson C, Allen R.  Methotrexate as an alternative treatment for orbital angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia.  Orbit.  2012 October. 31(5):324-326.

Date Last Modified: 08/04/2015 - 09:28:35