Hugh D. Allen, MD


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-824-3278
Fax: 832-825-0165

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
Legacy Tower, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Pediatric Cardiologist

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
University of Minnesota Hospitals fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 1970
University of Minnesota Hospitals residency Pediatrics 1969
Hennepin County Medical Center internship 1967
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1966


I am a general pediatric cardiologist. I was one of the pioneers in the development of the field of pediatric echocardiography and recently received the Founder's award from the American Society of Echocardiography.I was also quite involved in the early days of interventional catheterization. My present emphasis is on the effects of neuromuscular disease on the heart. This is the main area of my present clinical care, publications, and research direction. I am quite interested in teaching the next generation to develop critical thinking and careful attention to understanding the pathophysiology of heart disease with particular emphasis on seeing to the needs of each individual patient. As part of that teaching emphasis I have been the lead editor of the main textbook in pediatric cardiology for its last 3 editions.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatrics in Review Editorial Board, Associate Editor
American College of Cardiology Fellow
American Heart Association Fellow; Gold Heart Award Recipient
American Journal of Cardiology Editorial Board
Muscular Dystrophy Association Chair, Cardiomopathy Study Group

Selected Publications

Thrush PT*, Allen HD, Viollet L, Mendell JR: Re-examination of the Electrocardiogram in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Correlation with its Dilated Cardiomyopathy. American Journal of Cardiology 2009;103:262-265.Epub 2008 Oct 30.