Dr. Sarah Allen is a Professor of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship and the director of the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Treatment (OPAT) Clinic.
Dr. Allen received her Bachelor's and Master's from Stanford University. She was an early graduate of Stanford's Program in Human Biology, founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and the subsequent director of the FDA and Stanford president, Dr. Donald Kennedy. Dr. Allen received her MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of New Mexico. Following her fellowship training, Dr. Allen joined the UNM Infectious Diseases faculty for 14 years. During this time Dr. Allen was Visting Professor at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. She also travelled and worked in Cote D'Ivoire. A memoir of Dr. Allen's African experiences is captured in her book, "Africa Letters." In 2005, Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine for 7 years where she was co-director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and managed the inpatient CF service bridging patients with end-stage CF patients to lung transplant. Dr. Allen returned to UNM in 2012 to become the ID Fellowship Program Director. She is the recipient of the UNM Faculty Excellence in Teaching Aware for Residency and Fellowship.