Jayme D. Allen

Jayme D. Allen, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


Dr. Allen is the Interim Director of the Riley NICU where she enjoys her role as an administrator and clinician educator. As the Director of Newborn Screening for Riley, she is involved in policy implementation of state-mandated newborn screening across IU Health Nurseries. Dr. Allen also serves as the Medical Director of Hope in Healing, Riley Pediatric Bereavement Program. In this role she is committed to developing comprehensive grief support for Riley families in need.

Key Publications

1. Activated Kinase Regulates Mast Cell Degranulation via effects on Calcium Mobilization and Cytoskeletal Dynamics. Allen JD, Jaffer ZM, Park SJ, Burgin S, Hofmann C, Sells MA, Chen S, Derr-Yellin E, Michels EG, McDaniel A, Bessler WK, Ingram DA, Atkinson SJ, Travers JB, Chernoff J, Clapp DW.Blood. 2009 Mar 19;113(12):2695-705. Epub 2009 Jan 5.                    

2. Pak1 regulates multiple c-Kit mediated Ras-MAPK gain-in-function phenotypes in Nf1+/- mast cells. McDaniel AS, Allen JD, Park SJ, Jaffer ZM, Michels EG, Burgin SJ, Chen S, Bessler WK, Hofmann C, Ingram DA, Chernoff J, Clapp DW. Blood. 2008 Dec 1;112(12):4646-54. Epub 2008 Sep 2.


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Ped-Neonatal Medicine
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Indianapolis, IN



Titles & Appointments

  • Chairman, Riley Clinical Operations Group, Multidisciplinary Work Group for Implementation of NICU Initiatives
  • Interim Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit