Dr. Allen obtained her MD from the University of Western Ontario, London. She completed a fellowship at the Women’s College Hospital, which was directed to developing surgical skills in pelvic floor surgery, laparoscopic urogynaecologic surgery, and laser endometriosis surgery. On completing her fellowship, she joined the Section of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Dr. Allen is currently the Head of the Section of Paediatric & Gynaecology at the Hospital for Sick Children and Head of Gynaecology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Site Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Women’s College Hospital
She is President of the North American Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology as well as the Co-Chair of CANPAGO, the paediatric gynaecology subspecialty committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Menstrual Suppression in Special Circumstances. Kirkham YA, Ornstein MP, Aggarwal A, McQuillan S; Canpago Committee, Allen L, Millar D, Dalziel N, Gascon S, Hakim J, Ryckman J, Spitzer R, Van Eyk N. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Oct;36(10):915-26.
“Mobile” Medicine: A Surprise Encounter with Placenta Precreta. Aitken K, Cram J, Raymond E, Okun N, Allen L, Windrim R. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 May;36(5):377-8.
The Recurrence Rate of Ovarian Dermoid Cysts in Paediatric Adolescent Girls. Rogers EM, Allen L, Kives S. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2014 Aug;27(4):222-6.
Preoperative Risk Stratification of Adnexal Masses: Can we Predict the Optimal Surgical Management. Rogers EM, Casadiego Cubides G, Lacy J, Gerstle JT, Kives S, Allen L. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2014 Jun;27(3):125-8.
Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery. Shaw D, Lefebvre G, Bouchard C, Shapiro J, Blake J, Allen L, Cassell K; Clinical Practice Gynaecology Committee, Leyland N, Wolfman W, Allaire C, Awadalla A, Best C, Dunn S, Heywood M, Lemyre M, Marcoux V, Menard C, Potestio F, Rittenberg D, Singh S; Ethics Committee, Shapiro J, Akhtar S, Camire B, Christilaw J, Corey J, Nelson E, Pierce M, Robertson D, Simmonds A; Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Dec;35(12):1108-14.
A Multicenter Survey of Contraceptive Knowledge Among Adolescents in North America. Sokkary N, Mansouri R, Yoost J, Focseneanu M, Dumont T, Nathwani M, Allen L, Hertweck SP, Dietrich JE. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Oct;26(5):274-6.
Trends in Menstrual Concerns and Suppression in Adolescents with Development Disabilities. Kirkham YA, Allen L, Kives S, Caccia N, Spitzer RF, Ornstein MP. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Sep;53(3):407-12.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Management of a Second Trimester Rudimetary Horn Pregnancy. Lennox G, Pantazi S, Keunen J, Van Mieghem T, Allen L. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 May;35(5):468-72.
Can von Willebrand Disease be Investigated on Combined Hormonal Contraceptives? Dumont T, Allen L, Kives S. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun;26(3):138-41.
Multidisciplinary Management of Invasive Placenta Pevia. Walker MG, Allen L, Windrim RC, Kachura J, Pollard L, Pantazi S, Keating S, Carvalho JC, Kingdom JC. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 May;35(5):417-25.
A Rare Case of Inguinolabial Lipoblastoma in a 13 Month Old Female. Kirkham YA, Yarbrough CM, Pippi Salle JL, Allen LM. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Feb;9(1):e64-7.