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Acadia Welcomes New Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Mark Allen, MD

Posted: 12/10/2015

Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital is pleased to announce that Mark Robert Allen, MD, has been hired as the hospital’s Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services.
A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Allen earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Washington and Lee University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
His post-graduate training included a fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at New York Presbyterian, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Dr. Allen completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Prior to working with Acadia Hospital, he was a child & adolescent psychiatrist for the Canterbury District Health Board in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he served as a child psychiatric consultant for the Child and Family Rural Outpatient Department and the South Island Eating Disorder Service (both inpatient and outpatient). Additionally, Dr. Allen managed the North Sector team, comprising three separate clinic sites, where he performed full assessments and medication consults, developed a research interest in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and delivered regional talks on the subject around the south island.
Acadia Hospital Chief Medical Officer Anthony T. Ng, MD DFAPA commented, “Dr. Allen brings to us tremendous experience working with children and adolescents. He had previously worked at Acadia Hospital as a locum tenens physician, and staff remarked on his dedication and professionalism. I’m excited to work with Mark in his leadership role on the child and adolescent inpatient service.”
Dr. Allen is board certified in child & adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2014-present), and is also board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2013-present).
Acadia Hospital is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives. For more information please go to: www.acadiahospital.org.

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