Find a Doctor or Practice Location

Are you a referring physician?
I am searching for a
Reset Form
David A. Allan, MD, PhD

David A. Allan, MD, PhD Physician

Clinical Associate of Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Allan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Request an Appointment

Not accepting new patients

No Patient Satisfaction Reviews
Why not?

There is no publicly available rating for this medical professional for one of the following reasons:

  1. He or she is not employed by Penn Medicine.
  2. He or she does not see patients.
  3. He or she sees patients but has not yet received the minimum 30 patient satisfaction reviews in the past 12 months, ensuring that the rating is statistically reliable and a true reflection of patient satisfaction.

Clinical Specialties


  • Occupational Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1979
  • Rheumatology, 1982

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, Sjogren's, scleroderma, polymyositis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease; metabolic arthritis including gout and pseudogout; osteoarthritis, tendinitis, muscle injuries, bursitis, compression neuropathies including thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome; vasculopathies including granulomatous and giant cell arteritis, polymyagia rheumatica, and Raynaud's; inflammatory conditions including Sweets syndrome, infectious arthritis including Lyme disease, regional pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Allan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Repetitive motion injuries. Unusual crystal arthropathies.

Selected Publications:

Behrman AJ, Allan DA: Stuck. Ann Internal Medicine 140 (6): 492,2004.

Allan D, Behrman A.: Lipid abnormalities in a healthcare worker receiving HIV prophylaxis. International Journal of STD & Aids 12 (8): 532-534,2001.

Garfinkel M, Allan DA, Schumacher HR Jr.: Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. JAMA 281 : 2088-2089,1999.

Garfinkel MS, Singhal A, Katz WA, Allan DA, Reshetar R, Schumacher HR: Yoga-based intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome. JAMA 280 : 1601-1603,1998.

Allan, DA: Chapter: Structure and Physiology of Joints and Their Relationship to Repetitive Strain Injuries. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 351 : 32-38,1998.

Tolin BA, Esterhai JL, Allan DA, Furth EE, Schumacher HR Jr: Pancreatic osteoarthropathy with unusually destructive sequellae. Orthopedics 16 : 473-477,1993.

Reginato AJ, Schumacher HR Jr, Allan DA, Rabinowitz JL: Acute monoarthritis associated with lipid liquid crystals. Ann Rheum Dis 44 : 537-543,1985.

Peters JC, Coleman BG, Turner MD, Arger PH, Mulhern CB Jr, Dalinka MD, Allan DA, Schumacher HR Jr: CT evaluation of enlarged iliopsoas bursa. Am J Radiology 1235 : 393,1980.

Academic Contact Info

HUP - Occupational Medicine, 4 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce St.
PMC - Division of Rheumatology, 2nd floor, 3910 Powelton Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2354

Related Links