Candidate, U.S. House California District 24
Dr. Brad Allen has devoted his life
to caring for and improving the lives of sick children. A renowned pediatric heart surgeon, Dr. Allen has worked at UCLA, USC, the University of Illinois, and the University of Texas where he was the Surgical Director at the Children’s Heart Institute in Houston. He has practiced medicine for almost 40 years, and specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic vascular surgery, and critical care.
Recognized as a prominent medical researcher,
Dr. Allen has published almost 100 scientific papers and his research has helped advance medical discovery and innovation. Due to his academic achievements, Dr. Allen was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, won research awards at UCLA and the University of Illinois, and has been honored with the Board of Trustee’s Academic award from the Chicago Medical School. He has been an invited reviewer to numerous prestigious medical journals, and a member of 15 medical societies.
Dr. Allen also served
as Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and a professor of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, at Houston. He received the Golden Scalpel Teaching Award at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Allen is regularly invited to speak at major medical conferences and events in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
In addition to his professional career
in health care, Dr. Allen and his wife, actress Jaclyn Smith, recently launched their own skin care line. Their venture has given him a keen understanding of the problems faced by small businesses. Dr. Allen and Jaclyn have two grown children and are active in several non-profit and charitable organizations.