Dr. Heather J. Allen, MD

Dr. Heather J. Allen, MD

Medical Oncology | Female

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. Read more

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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.Read more

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Dr. Heather Allen is a medical oncologist at Comprehensives Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), who specializes in the treatment of...Read more

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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 recommend Dr. Allen to my family and friends
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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. 

Dr. Allen's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Allen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Utah

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Utah

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Arizona

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

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