Robert H. Allen, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Robert H. Allen, M.D.


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Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand

Orthopaedic Surgery - Microvascular


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700

Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Allen’s philosophy is to provide a higher level of surgical care to all patients in need.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Allen is a hand and microvascular surgeon who treats patients in need of routine hand, wrist, and forearm surgery. His areas of clinical interest include microvascular reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, and the care of complex hand, wrist, and forearm trauma.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Allen teaches surgical techniques to residents and fellows.


Hand and Upper Extremity

Undergraduate School

B.A., Yale University, New Haven CT 1968

Medical School

M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto CA 1972

Other School

M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1971


General Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1972-1973


General Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1972-1978


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1972-1978


Pediatric Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy 1983-1984


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL 1984


Hand Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2003

Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis, 2021

Top Doctor Award Sacramento Magazine for Cardiac Surgery and Hand Surgery, Multiple Years,

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009, 2010

Faculty Teacher of the Year, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009, 2010

Jaiswal R, Busse B, Allen R, Sahar D. Treatment of elbow osteomyelitis with an interposition arthroplasty using a rectus abdominis free flap. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 May;74 Suppl 1:S19-21. doi:10.1097/SAP.0000000000000487. PMID:25710555.

Amanatullah DF, Gaskin AD, Allen RH. Median nerve superficial to the transverse carpal ligament. Orthopedics. 2015 Jan;38(1):e72-4. doi:10.3928/01477447-20150105-93. PMID:25611425.

Bekele W, Escobedo E, Allen R. Avascular necrosis of the capitate. J Radiol Case Rep. 2011;5(6):31-6. doi:10.3941/jrcr.v5i6.760. Epub 2011 Jun 1. PMID:22470799.

Allen, RH, Szabo RM, Chen JL. Outcome Assessment of Hand Function after Radial Artery Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass. J Hand Surg. 2004 Aug;29(4):628-637. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2004.04.013.

Ferrazzi P, Allen R, Crupi G, Reyes I, Parenzan L, Maisonnet M. Reduction of infection after cardiac surgery: a clinical trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 1986 Sep;42(3):321-5. doi:10.1016/s0003-4975(10)62744-0. PMID:3530161.

Pacifico AD, Allen RH, Colvin EV. Direct reconstruction of pulmonary artery arborization anomaly and intracardiac repair of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect. Am J Cardiol. 1985 Jun 1;55(13 Pt 1):1647-9. doi:10.1016/0002-9149(85)90997-x. PMID:4003316.

Allen RH, Stinson EB, Oyer PE, Shumway NE. Predictive variables in reoperation for coronary artery disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1978 Feb;75(2):186-92. PMID:304945.