Date:March 08, 2013

Carl Allen, M.D., Ph.D.

Carl Allen, M.D., Ph.D.Co-Director, Histiocytosis Program
Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Co-Director, Lymphoma Program
Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Carl Allen
1102 Bates Street, Suite 750.01
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-4312
Fax: 832-825-1206
Email: ceallen@txch.org

About Dr. Carl Allen

Dr. Carl Allen is a member of the Histiocytosis Program, the Leukemia Program and the Lymphoma Program. His primary research is focused on the clinical and biologic aspects of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Along with Dr. Kenneth McClain, Dr. Carl Allen has developed the largest Histiocytosis Center in the world with over 100 new diagnoses annually, allowing the Center to create a large bank of LCH tissues and plasma. Dr. Carl Allen has developed gene expression and proteomic strategies to analyze the identity and function of the cells that cause LCH. The ultimate goal of these experiments is to identify genes, proteins, and pathways that may be used to diagnose and cure patients with LCH. These experiments may also provide insight into dendritic cell biology and tumor immunology.


M.D. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Residency, Columbus Children’s Hospital
Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology

Selected Memberships

Member, Histiocyte Society
Member, American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Member, American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)

Clinical Interests

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
Leukemia, Lymphoma
Stem Cell Transplant

Research Interests

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
Tumor Immunology
Lymphocyte Development
Dendritic Cell Biology