Allison Speer, MD
General Pediatric Surgery
- Clinical Interests:
- Intestinal failure and rehabilitation, advanced minimally invasive surgery and thoracic/foregut surgery
- Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
USC Keck School of Medicine, 2006
University of Southern California, 2009
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 2012
University of Southern California, 2014
Children's National Medical Center, 2016
Allison Speer, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
During residency, Dr. Speer completed a three-year research fellowship investigating tissue-engineered intestine as a solution for short bowel syndrome.
Dr. Speer has received several research awards including the American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum Excellence in Research Award. Additionally, she received grant funding from the Ethicon-Society of University Surgeons Surgical Research Fellowship Award.
Dr. Speer is passionate about education and mentorship and has received teaching awards as well. She enjoys mentoring at all levels, but particularly future surgeon-scientists.
She is also a basic-translational scientist focused on developing novel regenerative medicine strategies for intestinal failure such as tissue-engineered intestine and cell-based therapies.
Head & Neck
Heart, Lungs & Chest
Esophagus & Stomach
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
- Esophageal atresia
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GER)
- Pyloric stenosis
- Tracheoesophageal fistula
Groin (testicles & penis)
Kidneys & Bladder
Intestines & Abdominal Organs
- Choledochal cyst
- Duodenal atresia
- Hirschsprung Disease
- Imperforate anus
- Intestinal atresia
- Intestinal obstruction
- Lacerated liver
- Malrotation of the intestines
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
- Umbilical hernia