Jeffrey Allen, MD


Academic Title

Assistant Professor

Clinical Title

University of Minnesota Physician


Medical School
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan

Tufts University School of Medicine
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Neuromuscular Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Contact Info


Office Phone Number

Office Fax Number

Administrative Contact
Sean McFaggen

Office Address
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota
MMC 295, 420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Bio Statement

My clinical and academic interests are focused primarily on inflammatory neuropathy. The inflammatory neuropathies include Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). Through various studies I hope to improve the techniques that we use to diagnose inflammatory neuropathy and to find new and improved ways to treat inflammatory neuropathy. This includes both investigation of new medications as well as improving the way we utilize standard medications. Every person is different; with different treatment requirements, different reactions to medications, and different goals for treatment. Much of my research aims to customize treatment to individual patient needs so that we can optimize treatment outcomes on an individual level.

Research Interests

Dr. Allen's research interests are focused primarily on inflammatory neuropathy.

Research Projects

Calendar 2015-

Study: Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) Treatment-Related Fluctuations in Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Patients Using Daily Grip Strength Measurements GRIPPER)
PI: Jeffrey Allen, MD
Funding: CSL Behring ($57,413)

Calendar 2014-

Study: Hizentra in CIDP [IgPro20_3003], The Path Study

Brief description: Randomized, multicenter, double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group Phase III study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of 2 different doses of IgPro20 (subcutaneous immunoglobulin) for the treatment of CIDP.

Site PI: Jeffrey Allen (University of Minnesota)
Funding: CSL Behring

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Allen JA and Parry GJ. Acquired Immunological Neuropathies. Seminars in Neurology. In press.

Allen JA and Lewis RL. CIDP diagnostic pit-falls and perception of treatment benefit. Neurology. In press.

Berger M and Allen JA. Optimizing IgG Therapy in Chronic Autoimmune Neuropathies: A Hypothesis Driven Approach. Muscle Nerve. 2015;51(3):315-26. PMID: 25418426

Hickman, Allen JA, Baisre, Batty, Lari, Melen, Pepper, Sarrigiannis, Wharton, McDermott. Neuro-ophthalmological complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 2013; 37(4): 146-156.

Allen JA, Chen R, Ajroud-Driss S, Sufit RL, Heller S, Siddique T, Wolfe L. Gastrostomy tube placement by endoscopy versus radiologic methods in patients with ALS: A retrospective study of complications and outcome. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013 May; 14(4):308-14. PMID: 23286755

Ajroud-Driss S, Christiansen M, Allen JA, Kessler JA. Phase 1/2 Open-Label Dose-Escalation Study of Plasmid DNA Expressing Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Patients with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. Mol Ther. 2013 Jun; 21(6):1279-86. PMID: 23609019

Gable KL, Afshari Z, Sufit RL, Allen JA. Distal Acquired Demyelinating Symmetric Neuropathy Following Vaccination. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2013;14:117-22. PMID: 23492464

Rivera I, Ajroud-Driss S, Casey P, Heller S, Allen JA, Siddique T, Sufit R. Prevalence and Characteristics of Pain in Early and Late Stages of ALS. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013;14(5-6):369-72.PMID: 23286754

Allen JA, Peterson A, Sufit R, Hinchcliff ME, Matthew Mahoney J, Wood TA, Miller FW, Whitfield ML, Varga J. Post-epidemic eosinophilia myalgia syndrome associated with L-tryptophan. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 November; 63(11): 3633-9. PMID: 21702023

Wiebe LA, Phillips TJ, Li JM, Allen JA, Shetty K. Pain in HIV: An Evolving Epidemic. J Pain. 2011 June; 12(6): 619-24. PMID: 21596625

Allen JA, Yang XJ, Sufit RL. Reversible demyelinating neuropathy associated with renal cell carcinoma. Neuromuscul Disord. 2011;21(3):227-31. PMID: 21195618