Board certified in pediatric surgery, critical care medicine and surgery by the
American Board of Surgery, Dr. Michael Allshouse, medical director, pediatric
surgery and pediatric trauma program, brings more than 25 years of expert care
to Valley Children’s patients.
As one of the leading authorities in the world in the service of infants and
children with Down syndrome, Dr. Allshouse is the only pediatric surgical
member of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group. Dr. Allshouse is also the
local lecturer for a program sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society
known as “Changing Lives: Down Syndrome and the Healthcare Professional.”
This program provides healthcare professionals with tools and knowledge to
humanely and accurately interface with families who have members with Down
Dr. Allshouse is active in the Pull-Thru Network, a support group for families
with children born with anorectal malformation and colorectal disorders such
as Hirschsprung’s disease. He has conducted workshops with parent groups at
several of the Pull-Thru Network national conventions.
He is also a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, where
he serves on the Focus on the Family Committee; the American Academy of
Pediatrics; Surgical Section; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma;
SAGES; the International Pediatric Endosurgical Group; and is a fellow of the
American College of Surgeons.
In 2007, Dr. Allshouse returned to Valley Children’s from The Children’s Hospital in Denver,
Colorado, where he served as medical director of the Colorectal and Complex Pelvic
Floor Disorders Program. He was also the director of the University of Colorado Hospitals
Neonatal Surgery Program and was the trauma medical director at The Children’s Hospital
Denver’s Level I trauma program. Before going to Denver, Dr. Allshouse worked at Valley
Children’s from 1997 to 2003.
Dr. Allshouse was professor of surgery and division head of pediatric surgery at the Quillen
College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Known for his teaching skills, he has
won awards for clinical teaching at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, ETSU Department
of Surgery and The Children’s Hospital in Denver.
A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Allshouse completed
his internship and residency in surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. He
completed a pediatric trauma and burn fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in
Washington, D.C. Dr. Allshouse trained in pediatric surgery at The Children’s Hospital
in Denver. He spent 16 years on active duty serving in the Medical Corps of the United
Dr. Allshouse lives in Fresno with his wife Denise and their five children. He is an avid
reader, fly-fisherman and gardener. His faith, family and profession are the focus of his
life’s work and Dr. Allshouse is committed to ensuring the best pediatric surgical program
at Valley Children’s.
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