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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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My Biography & Research


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


Colorectal Center, General and Thoracic Surgery, Aerodigestive and Sleep Center, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Esophageal Center, Same Day Surgery, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Aerodigestive and Esophageal Center, Best Doctors 2017-18, Neuroblastoma

My Locations

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

Polites SF, Kotagal M, Wilcox LJ, de Alarcon A, Benscoter DT, von Allmen D. Thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy for tracheomalacia: A minimally invasive technique. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov;53(11):2357-2360.

Gutierrez CA, Raval MV, Vester HR, Chaudhury S, von Allmen D, Rothstein DH. Surgical treatment of intestinal complications of graft versus host disease in the pediatric population: Case series and review of literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov;52(11):1718-1722.

Lobeck IN, Jeste N, Geller J, Pressey J, von Allmen D. Surgical management and surveillance of pediatric appendiceal carcinoid tumor. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun;52(6):925-927.

von Allmen D, Davidoff AM, London WB, Van Ryn C, Haas-Kogan DA, Kreissman SG, Khanna G, Rosen N, Park JR, La Quaglia MP. Impact of extent of resection on local control and survival in patients from the COG A3973 study with high-risk neuroblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2017.

Knod JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner B, Dickie B, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Frischer JS. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life in young patients after ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51:1246-1250.

Trout AT, Towbin AJ, Klingbeil L, Weiss BD, von Allmen D. Single and multidimensional measurements underestimate neuroblastoma response to therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016;64:18-24.

Miller CK, Rutter MJ, von Allmen D, Stoops M, Putnam P, Stevens L, Willging JP. Swallowing dynamics status post caustic ingestion in a pediatric patient: a multidisciplinary case report. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;86:4-8.

Lobeck I, Dupree P, Stoops M, de Alarcon A, Rutter M, von Allmen D. Interdisciplinary approach to esophageal replacement and major airway reconstruction. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51:1106-1109.

von Allmen D, Wijnen RM. Bridging the gap in the repair of long-gap esophageal atresia: still questions on diagnostics and treatment. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2015;25(4):312-317.