Jeffrey Allen

Associate Professor


My clinical and academic interests are focused primarily on inflammatory neuropathy. The inflammatory neuropathies include Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). Through various studies I hope to improve the techniques that we use to diagnose inflammatory neuropathy and to find new and improved ways to treat inflammatory neuropathy. This includes both investigation of new medications as well as improving the way we utilize standard medications. Every person is different; with different treatment requirements, different reactions to medications, and different goals for treatment. Much of my research aims to customize treatment to individual patient needs so that we can optimize treatment outcomes on an individual level.


MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
MS, Northwestern University
Major: Neurobiology and Physiology
BS, Grand Valley State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Fellowship
Harvard Medical School - Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Neurology Residency, Residency
Tufts University School of Medicine - New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Medical Internship, Internship
Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Honors and Recognition

Benson Award, For Excellence in Education, GBS/CIDP Foundation International
Top Doctor: Rising Star, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine



PWB 12-100
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 295
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact


Neurology Central Line: 612-626-6688
Minneapolis CSC - EMG Clinic: 612-626-6680

Academic Administrative Assistant

Cathie Witzel