Dr. Norris M. Allen grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Allen’s youngest of nine children was surrounded by a great sense of family. After repeated visits to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where his older brother worked as an X-Ray technician, Dr. Allen realized he wanted to become a physician.
Dr. Allen received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1984. He continued his education at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Allen received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992, and he completed his residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Dr. Allen has a passion for the US Military and received an honorable discharge in 2012 with Major in the Army Reserve. He enjoys supporting humanitarian efforts by participating in medical mission trips and is very involved in his church. In Dr. Allen’s words, “My deep love for helping the impoverished and needy provides insurmountable amounts of appreciation and gratitude I have been given throughout my life.”
“I became fascinated by the various diagnostic instruments showing the human body. Initially, I wanted to become a radiologist but switched to Obstetrics and Gynecology while in my fourth year of medical school. The ultrasound diagnostics of the fetus were particularly interesting, and as they say, the rest is history.”