Dr Sam Allen
Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine
Sam has always wanted to be a doctor. He has a passion for travel and has used his vocation to work in Africa (DRC, Botswana, Sierra Leone), China and South America (Bolivia, Brazil). As a medical student he established a rural hospital in northern Ghana which continues to this day.
Sam completed speciality training in clinical tropical medicine in London and Liverpool (DTM&H), Peru (Gorgas Expert course) and Brazil (Instituto Evandro Chagas). He successfully completed the inaugural International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and received the Triennial Scholarship award to study Zika in Brazil. Besides his clinical duties as a Consultant at University Hospital Crosshouse, he runs a travel clinic and yellow fever vaccination centre.
Sam is a member of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK-EMT) and was deployed to Sierra Leone as part of the Ebola response. He is medical advisor to the Scientific Exploration Society, member of the DTM&H Examination Board and an International Fellow of the Explorers Club.