Robert Allen, M.D.

Robert H. Allen, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand

Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder

Orthopaedic Surgery - Wrist

Orthopaedic Surgery - Elbow

Orthopaedic Surgery - Microvascular

Orthopaedic Surgery - Peripheral Nerve

Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Allen specializes in all aspects of hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery and is interested in conducting future research on nerve regeneration after trauma.


Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity


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

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

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

Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University Veteran's Hospital, Palo Alto CA 1973


General Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1973-1975

Cardiovascular Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1974-1976

Thoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1976

Chief Resident-Cardiovascular Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1977-1978


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

Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL 1984

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1978

American Board of Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 2015

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1998

Professional Memberships

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Select Recent Publications

Bekele W, Escobedo E, Allen R. Avascular necrosis of the capitate. J Radiol Case Rep. 2011;5(6):31-6. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Allen, RH, Szabo RM, Chen JL. Outcome Assessment of Hand Function after Radial Artery Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass. Journal of Hand Surgery 29(4):628-637, 2004.

Ferrazzi, P., Allen, Robert H., Crupi, G.C., Reyes, I., Parenzan, L., Maisonnet, M. Reduction of Infection After Cardiac Surgery: A Clinical Trial. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 42(3): 321-5, 1986.

Pacifico, Albert D., Allen, Robert H., Colvin, E.V. Direct Reconstruction of Pulmonary Artery Arborization Anomally and Intracardiac Repair of Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect. American Journal of Cardiology 55(13-Pt 1):1647-9, 1985.

Allen, Robert H., Stinson, Edward B., Oyer, P.E., Shumway, N.E. Predictive Variables in Reoperation of Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 75:186-192, 1978.