Larry A. Allen, M.D., M.S.H.

Larry Allen is the medical director of advanced heart failure at the University of Colorado and conducts health services research with the Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium.

Larry’s interests include improving the ability to anticipate progression into end-stage heart failure. He also focuses on helping high-risk heart failure patients make decisions regarding invasive therapies and palliative care options that are concordant with clinical realities and individual preferences.

Larry received a Boettcher Scholarship in 1990 and attended the University of Colorado Boulder. Following two years in the Peace Corps, he returned to the Boettcher Foundation in 1996 as a fellow, completed medical school at Harvard University, medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, then cardiology fellowship at Duke University with specialty training in heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and transplantation. After a brief period on faculty at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Larry moved to his current position at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Larry is an avid skier who believes there is nothing better than a good powder day in the Colorado Rockies.

Community Involvement:

  • Metro Community Partners Network (MCPN) clinic volunteer cardiologist.

Favorite Colorado Experience:

Climbing all of Colorado’s fourteeners and now doing it again with my family.

Favorite Movie:

“It’s a Wonderful Life” because it reminds us that doing the right thing ultimately creates happiness.