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Keith Allen, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart Surgery),Vascular Surgery

Keith Allen

Special Interests:
Aneurysm
Cardiomyopathy
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Arrythmia
Heart Failure
High Blood Pressure
(707) 646-4400 Accepted Health Plans Locations:
NorthBay Heart & Vascular Center
1860 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 120
Fairfield, CA

Professional Profile

As a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, I am blessed to be able to help save people’s lives and privileged to serve as Medical Director of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at NorthBay Healthcare. I see patients that are dealing with a variety of issues affecting the heart and vascular system and it is extremely satisfying when I am able to help them.

The patients I typically treat tend to be older patients, at the prime of their lives who are now having a coronary situation where they just can't do what they used to. I like being able to bypass and provide more blood to their heart muscle. After they recover, they feel 100 percent better and are able to go back to their routine and daily activities.

I was inspired to become a doctor at a young age. I lost my father when I was very young and going to the hospital and seeing how they treated him was something I wanted to be able to do - to help people improve their lives.

I treat every patient equally and with the utmost care. It's a pact I made with a friend when we graduated from medical school. We decided that no matter what, we would always treat patients like they are our own mother. It's something I've upheld for more than two decades now.

I chose my specialty because with cardiac surgery, you see an immediate response. You have a patient with vascular disease and their heart is dying and you are able to help get them back on track. It's very rewarding.

Being down-to-earth and compassionate is a key to my approach with my patients. I want to make them feel as confident as possible that life will be OK. I want them to feel comfortable and to understand everything that is going on.

When not at work, I like to work out, golf and spend time with my family traveling, trying new cuisine or just relaxing together. And there is one thing my patients here in California will just have to understand: I am a lifelong Cubs fan, no matter what!

Education:

Medical Degree, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Bachelor Degree, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Certifications:

Board Certified in Surgery

Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Medical Examiners

New York Medical Surgical Society

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Association

American College of Surgeons

Languages Spoken:

English

Hospital Affiliations:

NorthBay Hospital VacaValley Hospital