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Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

Senior Vice President, Surgical Services
Surgical Director, Neuroblastoma Program

Professor, UC Department of Surgery



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Daniel von Allmen, MD, came to Cincinnati from Chapel Hill, NC where he was the surgeon-in-chief and division chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Dr. von Allmen completed his general surgery training at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the treasurer of the American Pediatric Surgery Association. He also serves as the secretary treasurer of the Association of Pediatric Surgery Program Directors and is an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group.

Dr. von Allmen's special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, surgical innovation, and surgical robotics.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric surgical oncology; pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; surgical innovation; surgical robotics

Research Interests

Oncology; innovation; surgical workforce 

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Surgery


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Daniel von Allmen, MD6/30/2019

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My Education

MD: University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.

Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certifications: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery.

My Publications

Pediatric surgical oncology: A brief overview of where we have been and the challenges we face. von Allmen, D. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 28:150864-150864.

Does Surgical Volume and Complexity Affect Cost and Mortality in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery?. Redmann, AJ; Yuen, SN; VonAllmen, D; Rothstein, A; Tang, A; Breen, J; Collar, R. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2019; 161:629-634.

Role of the extent of prophylactic regional lymph node radiotherapy on survival in high-risk neuroblastoma: A report from the COG A3973 study. Braunstein, SE; London, WB; Kreissman, SG; Villablanca, JG; Davidoff, AM; DeSantes, K; Castleberry, RP; Murray, K; Diller, L; Matthay, K; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66:e27736-e27736.

Infants with esophageal atresia and right aortic arch: Characteristics and outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Lal, DR; Gadepalli, SK; Downard, CD; Minneci, PC; Knezevich, M; Chelius, TH; Rapp, CT; Billmire, D; Bruch, S; Burns, RC; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:688-692.

The State of the Hybrid Operating Room: Technological Acceleration at the Pinnacle of Collaboration. Berazaluce, AM C; Hanke, RE; von Allmen, D; Racadio, JM. Current Surgery Reports. 2019; 7.

Thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy for tracheomalacia: A minimally invasive technique. Polites, SF; Kotagal, M; Wilcox, LJ; de Alarcon, A; Benscoter, DT; von Allmen, D. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 53:2357-2360.

Challenging surgical dogma in the management of proximal esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula: Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Lal, DR; Gadepalli, SK; Downard, CD; Ostlie, DJ; Minneci, PC; Swedler, RM; Chelius, TH; Cassidy, L; Rapp, CT; Billmire, D; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 53:1267-1272.

Biomarkers to estimate the probability of complicated appendicitis. Daly, MC; von Allmen, D; Wong, HR. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 53:437-440.

Pediatric Crohn's Disease. von Allmen, D. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2018; 31:80-88.

Long-Term Follow-Up of Adamantinoma of the Tibia Complicated by Metastases and a Second Unrelated Primary Cancer: A Case Report and Literature Review. Southam, BR; Crawford, AH; Billmire, DA; Geller, J; Von Allmen, D; Schumaier, AP; Szabo, S. Case Reports in Orthopedics. 2018; 2018:5493750-9.