James Allen

James Allen, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 221 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 105 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-4925

About Me

As a specialist in interstitial lung disease, I believe that partnering with the patient and the referring physician is essential to optimal care. As a pulmonary and critical care physician, I believe in a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of patients who require inpatient care.

In the office, I specialize in interstitial lung disease. These are a group of over 150 lung diseases that can cause inflammation and scar formation in the lungs. Interstitial lung disease has been my primary focus for the past 25 years.

Ohio State brings an extraordinarily high level of specialty expertise in patient care and is home to the "specialist's specialists." I am very proud to have participated in the training of many of Ohio's best physicians who now practice in hospitals and communities throughout the state.

In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, reading and traveling. However, my favorite activity is a day of fishing on my kayak. As I always say, my equation for happiness is - a kayak plus a fishing pole equals heaven.
Highlights
  • OSU College of Medicine Professor of the Year, 1996
  • Department of Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Discovery of a new disease - "acute eosinophilic pneumonia"
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016-2018
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Intensive Care
  • Intensive Care Units

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
9/1/1980 - 6/1/1984

Internship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1984 - 6/30/1985

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1985 - 6/30/1987

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1987 - 6/30/1991

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/15/1987

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Pulmonary Disease)
11/6/1990

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine)
11/5/1991

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine)
11/15/1991

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

221 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

    He is smart and thorough. I was referred to him by my Pulmonologist who was having difficulty treating my illness. Dr Allen did more investigating and was able to give me solid information and a course of treatment.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

    Dr. Allen went over my health issue very thoroughly and made sure I was comfortable in understanding my diagnosis and any future care.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    Both Dr. Allen & his fellow were very personable & easy to talk with and answered all questions graciously. Quite impressed.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2020

    He was excellent.

  • Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

    Dr. Allen is always kind and courteous. He listens intently and always fully answers any questions.

  • Reviewed on Nov 15, 2020

    very thorough

  • Reviewed on Nov 09, 2020

    Provider reviewed results of tests in a manner easily understood. Asked if I had questions. Always addresses any concerns. Very professional!

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    explained my condition and prescribed medicines to help my breathing.

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

    Very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

    Dr. Allen is friendly, shows concern - good experience

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Allen has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
  • Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, PC