James Allen

James Allen, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (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, 2017
  • 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

Residency

Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1987

Fellowship

Pulmonary Disease
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1987 - 6/30/1991

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/15/1987

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

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

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

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Reviews

350 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

80 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2018

very attuned to my medical concerns and provided answers respectively and in detail for my understanding of my medical diagnosis

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2018

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2018

Care provider was recommended by another doctor and had already studied all of my previous tests and bloodwork and already knew why I was there. He took the time to show me my previous CT scan and go over it in detail

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Excellent on task caring skilled.

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018

He obtained the care I needed immediately while I was still at the facility. Also, made it clear what I could do to improve.

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018

he was very good an explained things do I understood

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

Awesome !!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Well done.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Excellent knowledge and empathy

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2018

Superior rating; called me personally late at night 7:45 p.m. to answer my same day question. Cannot praise enough of his knowledge, expertise, professionalism. I would (& did) wait to get his service scheduled.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-8000.

  • Reminger, Attorneys at Law
  • State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
  • Arnold Todaro & Welch
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • Dickie Mc Camey & Chilcote PC
  • Dinsmore & Shohl, LLC
  • Poling Law
  • Quality Management Consulting Group