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Marilee Allen, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

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  • Professor of Pediatrics

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Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of the premature infant; Limits of viability; Risk factors for abnormal developmental outcomes; Neonatal Ethics


Dr. Marilee Allen is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include neonatal-perinatal medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Dr. Allen earned a B.S. in biological sciences from Cornell University and received her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed a residency at Johns Hopkins as well as fellowships in developmental pediatrics at the John F. Kennedy Institute for Handicapped Children and in neonatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1981.

Her research is related to the neurodevelopmental outcomes of the premature infant and neonatal ethics.

Dr. Allen is a fellow of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Developmental Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Research. She has published extensively and has won several awards and honors for her research.


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American Pediatric Society, Member

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Fellow

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, Member

Johns Hopkins Women's Medical Association, Member

Johns Hopkins University Women's Network, Member

Kennedy Fellows Association, Member

Maryland Perinatal Association, Member

National Perinatal Association, Member

Society for Developmental Pediatrics, Member

Society for Pediatric Research, Member

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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1976)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (Baltimore MD ) (1979)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neonatology (Baltimore MD ) (1981)


    • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, American Board of Pediatrics (2014)
    • Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal (1997)
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1981)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Allen’s research is related to the neurodevelopmental outcomes of the premature infant and neonatal ethics.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Stewart A, Tekes A, Huisman TA, Jennings JM, Allen MC, Northington FJ, Everett AD, Graham EM. “Glial fibrillary acidic protein as a biomarker for periventricular white matter injury.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul;209(1):27.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.02.049. Epub 2013 Mar 1.
    2. Allen MC, Cristofalo EA, Kim C. “Outcomes of preterm infants: morbidity replaces mortality.” Clin Perinatol. 2011 Sep;38(3):441-54. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2011.06.011.
    3. Donohue PK, Gilmore MM, Cristofalo E, Wilson RF, Weiner JZ, Lau BD, Robinson KA, Allen MC. “Inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants: a systematic review.” Pediatrics. 2011 Feb;127(2):e414-22. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3428. Epub 2011 Jan 10.
    4. Allen MC, Donohue P, Gilmore M, Cristofalo E, Wilson RF, Weiner JZ, Robinson K. “Inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants.” Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2010 Oct;(195):1-315.
    5. Donohue PK, Boss RD, Shepard J, Graham E, Allen MC. “Intervention at the border of viability: perspective over a decade.” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Oct;163(10):902-6.
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    Professional Activities

    Steering Committee, Women’s Leadership Council, Johns Hopkins

    Co-Chair, Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Committee, Johns Hopkins

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