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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


My career as a pediatric surgeon allows me to have a lasting impact on the lives of many children. My goal is to provide the very best care for each patient and their family.

I specialize in the treatment of neuroblastoma and complex esophageal disorders. I consider it an honor to be in a leadership position as surgeon-in-chief at this elite children’s hospital. I’m also part of some incredible teams that span many specialty areas. Together, we use our experience and expertise to provide the best possible care at Cincinnati Children’s.

In my spare time, I enjoy sailing.

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

Clinical Divisions

Aerodigestive and Sleep, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Aerodigestive and Esophageal, Neuroblastoma

Research Divisions

General and Thoracic Surgery

Blog Posts

A Vision of Precision

Surgical Science

A Vision of Precision

Daniel von Allmen, MD6/30/2019

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

Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Kotagal, M; von Allmen, D. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 29:150928-150928.

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.