Allen N. Wilkens, a New York City native, started his medical education in a combined program at Dartmouth Medical School and Brown Medical School. He did a general surgery internship at Loma Linda University Medical Center and three years of orthopaedic surgery residency at Brown Medical School. His interest in diagnosis and
non-surgical tratment of musculoskeletal disorders led him to Harvard Medical School, where he finished his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was appointed Chief Resident.
Dr. Wilkins has co-authored periodical articles and text book chapters, as well as facilitated numerous lectures. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a Member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Recently he was appointed Clinical Instructor in Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.
For the past twenty years Dr. Wilkins has practiced various martial arts, including tae kwon do, kung-fu, shorin-ryu, and aikido and has often acted as onsite physician at various martial arts tournaments.