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A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1991, Dr. Carole E. Allen has served the society in a number of capacities and is currently a member of its Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and the Committee on Legislation. She has previously served as a member of the Task Force on Health Care Reform, and the Committees on LGBT Matters and Student Health and Sports Medicine. She is also a past president of the Middlesex District Medical Society. Dr. Allen has also been active in pediatric medical societies. She was president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2008-2010 and has served on many of that organization’s committees. She served from 2010 through 2016 as the District Chairperson and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among community activities, Dr. Allen chaired the Arlington Board of Health from 1997-2005, chaired the Tobacco Free Mass Coalition from 2003-2004, and served as school physician for the Belmont Public Schools from 1996-2004. A graduate of Cornell University with a B.A., she earned her M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine and practiced pediatrics for nearly 40 years. From 2002-2011, she was Director of Pediatrics at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She has been a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine since 1975 and a clinical instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2006. In 2012, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her as one of the commissioners of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. She is a member of the Commission’s Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Subcommittee and chairs the Care Delivery and Payment System Transformation Subcommittee. Dr. Allen was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2014 recipient of its Women Physician Leadership Award, an honor recognizing outstanding leadership and contributions to patients and the medical profession by a woman physician. Dr. Allen received the award at the Society’s Women’s Leadership Forum in September. In nominating her for the award, her colleagues cited her “leadership in pediatrics, public health, advocacy and health policy, and commitment to families and children” … and her recognition “as an exceptional woman, a dedicated physician, and a tireless advocate for the improvement of the health of all peoples.” Dr. Allen was previously honored by the state medical society as the 2011 recipient of its Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service, honoring a physician who has provided exceptional care and dedication to the medical needs of his or her patients and the general public. She has also been recognized with the Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Paul Revere Award from the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, the Community Pediatricians Award from Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Community Clinician of the Year from the Middlesex District Medical Society. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1987. Dr. Allen is currently enrolled in an executive MBA program for physicians at the Heller School of Brandeis University and anticipates completion of her degree in May 2017.