The Ohio State University, BA in Anthropology
Columbus State Community College, Surgical Technology Certificate CST
Experience and Interests
Mallory Allen is the Education Resource Specialist of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Surgical Skills Lab. A central Ohio native, Mallory began her career at Ohio State as a Student Assistant in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. In 2007, Mallory transitioned to a Research Aide with the University’s Lab Animal Resources in Wiseman Hall’s large animal surgery suite. With ULAR she facilitated animal surgical skills labs and research that provided education to an extended variety of learners. In 2009, Mallory accepted a Research Assistant position performing basic science research through the Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery. With research interests focused on acute ischemic stroke, in 2012 she was awarded first place in the research staff category at the annual DHLRI Research Day for her poster on: Natural vitamin E, α-tocotrienol, attenuates stroke injury and improves collateral circulation during cerebral ischemia. Feeling drawn to clinical practice and surgery in particular, Mallory attended CSCC’s Surgical Technology program, and accepted a position as a Surgical Technologist within Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s main OR. As a member of both the Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery teams specializing in spine, Mallory acted as a primary preceptor for her primary service lines. She also served as co-chair of the OR’s Unit Leadership Council and was able to enact several major staff driven initiatives through the shared governance model. In 2014, Mallory took a secondary position as a Surgical Technology Adjunct Instructor with CSCC. Through this position, she provides both didactic and clinical experience to all levels of surgical technology students, and has provided insight that has helped grow and re-structure the program. Bringing her career at Ohio State full circle, Mallory is incredibly excited and thankful for the opportunity to grow the Surgical Skills Lab from the ground up.