James Allen

James Allen, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Appointments: (614) 688-6540

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

Medical Degree

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/1/1984

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

330 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

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

I have respect for Dr. Allen. He is always kind and listens to my many concerns in regard to my lung problem.

Reviewed on Sep 06, 2018

Very thorough and explains my condition in term I can understand.

Reviewed on Sep 05, 2018

Dr Allen is tops. I don't think I could find a better pulmonologist. he is concerned for me and treats me like a person. I never have the feeling he is in a hurry to get rid of me

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Very good - concern/caring very personable.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

they really listened to me & asked questions

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2018

Topnotch, knowledgeable, and consistent in delivery of care.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2018

good

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018

Dr. Allen is awesome. I don't think I would be alive if it weren't for him. I travel from Florida twice a year to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2018

Outstanding, everything went very professional and informative and above expectations.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

knowledgeable/concern/prompt/on the ball

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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 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