Dr. Heather Allen, MD

Dr. Heather Allen, MD

Medical Oncology  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Heather Allen, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 37 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in medical oncology, hematology, and more.Read her story

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Sierra Choice

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Top Care Areas


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Breast Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tongue Cancer
more than 60% of peers

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Dr. Allen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Allen "Dr. Heather Allen is a medical oncologist at Comprehensives Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She actively participates in clinical research and was instrumental in establishing a research affiliation between CCCN and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Allen has been practicing in Las Vegas since completing her medical training in 1981. She is a past President of the Clark County Medical Society and Nevada State Medical Association and past Chairman of the Board of Blood Systems Incorporated. Dr. Allen also helped establish the Sunrise Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Allen cares for her patients in two ways. First, through a multidisciplinary treatment approach, which she believes is essential because treatment planning involves many other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of the research team, counselors, etc. Second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case as well as the needs of the patient. She believes that it's important that her patients are well cared for and also feel well cared for. Dr. Allen has received numerous awards including "Top Doctors" by Desert Companion, Las Vegas Life, Vegas Seven, Vegas Inc., "Medical Marvels" and "Healthcare Heroes" by Nevada Business magazine, and "Local Ladies" by Las Vegas Woman Magazine. In 2012, she received the Senoras of Excellence award from the Latin Chamber of Commerce for her contribution to the community's enrichment. Dr. Allen also received the 2013 ATHENA International Leadership Award by the Women's Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the hall of fame in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and received her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Allen completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Allen is married and has one daughter who works as a chemical engineer. Her motto is that in this country it doesn't matter where you came from, it matters where you are going. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Allen "I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of our research team, counselors, etc. And second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case and the needs of that patient. It?s important that my patients are well cared and also feel well cared for."


  • Medical Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Dr. Allen does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated



  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Allen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Allen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allen to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Allen's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Allen treated my mother for Ovarian cancer (4A). She was 43 at the time, and survived 26 yeas in remission. Through Dr. Allen's knowledge and dedication, my mother was able to be present for the birth of her only Grandson as well as enjoying being an integral part of his life. I have and do...more
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