Joseph Yang Allen, MD

Department or Service


  • The Woodlands


Emergency Medicine

Phone: 832-824-5497
Fax: 832-825-5424

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States

Medical Director, Emergency Center

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2004
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University residency Pediatrics 2001
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 1998


Dr. Allen currently serves as the Medical Director for Texas Children's Hospital the Woodlands Emergency Center, which is a 20 bed free standing community children’s hospital.   He has previously served as the Medical Director for the Emergency Center at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus from 2010-2016.  Dr. Allen’s administrative roles as Medical Director include: working with TCH Woodlands administrative, nursing and physician leaders to insure the highest quality of care for all children who present with emergent illnesses and injuries.  He also served as the liaison to multiple EMS providers in the Woodlands and surrounding communities, area pediatricians and subspecialists. Dr. Allen is also active in representing emergency medicine within numerous hospital committees including the creation of hospital wide clinical guidelines for fever in pediatric patients and fever in cancer patients as well. 

Dr. Allen has received numerous teaching awards in his career.  In 2015 he received the faculty teaching award by the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows.  He was recognized by Baylor College of Medicine as a Rising Star Clinician in 2014. He received the Fulbright and Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation from Baylor College of Medicine in 2011.  

He served as a co chairman of the Texas Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference from 2006 -2011, a regional conference attended by over 100 faculty members from across the state and region.  He has authored a book chapter in Appleton and Lange’s Review of Pediatrics.  Dr. Allen has published several articles in peer reviewed journals regarding the emergent management of asthma, sickle cell acute chest syndrome, and in neonatal revisit rates to emergency centers.  He has contributed articles to Up to Date and Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the management of radiation injury. He also serves as a manuscript reviewer for the journal Pediatrics.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Pediatrics Manuscript Reviewer (2008 - Present)

Selected Publications

Perry, A, Caviness, C, Allen JY. Revisit Rates and Risk of Fever in Newborns Presenting to a Major Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care 2013: Jan 29(1):58-62.

Ahmad, F, Macias, CM, Allen JY. The Use of Incentive Spirometry in Emergency Department Patients with Sickle Cell Disease to Reduce the Incidence of Acute Chest Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2011; Aug 33(6): 415-20.

Allen JY, Macias CM.  The Efficacy of Ketamine in the Management of Pediatric Emergency Patients who Present with Acute Severe Asthma,.Annals of Emergency Medicine July 2005; 46(1):  43-50.

Allen JY, Ward MA.  Chapter 10: Case Management and Diagnosis. Appleton and Lange Review of Pediatrics, 6th and 7th edition.

Allen JY, Endom EE.  Management of Radiation Injury in Children. Up to Date online journal:  April 2003, updated April 2014.

Allen JY, Endom EE. Clinical Features of Radiation Injury in Children. Up to Date online journal:  April 2003, updated April 2014.

Allen JY, Matthews, LM. Radiation as a Weapon of Mass Destruction. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2002; 3(4):248-56.

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