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Herbert Allen

Herbert Allen, MD

Emeritus Professor

Department: Dermatology

Practices: Drexel Dermatology, Drexel Cancer Care

Specialties: Dermatology, Dermatopathology


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Juilliard School of Music
  • Columbia University

Dr. Herbert B. Allen specialties include dermatology and dermatopathology, skin pathology and fungal infections.

He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served on the boards of the American Society of Dermatology and the American College of Physicians and has published over 30 scientific articles in the fields of dermatology and dermatopathology.

Dr. Allen is the author of Keywords in Dermatology, a book on the language of dermatology. He's board-certified with the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology.

Clinical Services

Eczema, Dermatopathology, Clinical dermatology, Fungal infections of the skin


  • Dermatopathology - Naval Regional Medical Center


  • Dermatology - Naval Regional Medical Center


  • Internal Medicine - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Herbert Allen, MD, is an emeritus professor in the Department of Dermatology. He served as chair of the department for 14 years.


Selected Publications

"EMLA post cryosurgery"
H.B. Allen, C.B. Skvarka, S.E. Bowen SE
In preparation

Dermatology Terminology
H.B. Allen
Springer, London, 2009

"Purple-red papules on foot"
J.P. Welsh, H.B. Allen
The Journal of Family Practice 57(6):389-91, June 2008

"Lichen planus-like atopic dermatitis: Expanding the differential diagnosis of spongiotic dermatitis"
B.T. Summey, S.E. Bowen, H.B. Allen
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 35(3):311-4, March 2008

"Lichenoid and other clinical presentations of atopic dermatitis in an inner city practice"
H.B. Allen, N.P. Jones, S.E. Bowen
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 58(3):503-4, March 2008

"The effect of medical malpractice on dermatology and related specialties"
V. Ratushny, H.B. Allen
Journal of Medical Sciences Research 1(1):41-7, September 2007

"Waardenburg Syndrome"
J.P. Welsh, H.B. Allen
Accepted for publication, Emergency Medicine, 2006

"A novel visual clue for the diagnosis of hypertrophic lichen planus"
J.P. Welsh, C.B. Skvarka, H.B. Allen
Archives of Dermatology 142(7):954, July 2006

"Plant dermatitis"
H.B. Allen, C.B. Skvarka
Skin and Aging 14: 58-62, 2006

In the Media

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Dermatology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5550
Fax: 215.762.5570