Michael Allen, MD
Professor, Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Florida State University (FL) (1975)
  • Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (1983)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry


  • Daniel DG, Daniel NG, Daniel DT, Flynn LC, Allen MH. The Effect of Propofol on a Forced Swim Test in Mice at 24 Hours. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2020;92:100590. doi: 10.1016/j.curtheres.2020.100590. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32714472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7378852.
  • O'Connor L, Larkin C, Ibrahim AF, Allen M, Wang B, Boudreaux ED. Development and pilot study of simple suicide risk rulers for use in the emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2020 Mar - Apr;63:97-102. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.08.004. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 30121140.
  • Nordstrom K, Allen MH. Alternative delivery systems for agents to treat acute agitation: progress to date. Drugs. 2013 Nov;73(16):1783-92. PubMed PMID: 24151084
  • Boudreaux ED, Miller I, Goldstein AB, Sullivan AF, Allen MH, Manton AP, Arias SA, Camargo CA Jr. The Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE): method and design considerations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Sep;36(1):14-24. PubMed PMID: 23707435
  • Allen MH, Abar BW, McCormick M, Barnes DH, Haukoos J, Garmel GM, Boudreaux ED. Screening for suicidal ideation and attempts among emergency department medical patients: instrument and results from the Psychiatric Emergency Research Collaboration. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2013 Jun;43(3):313-23. PubMed PMID: 23413776

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, Past President and Trustee
  • American Psychiatric Assocation, Distinguished Life Fellow
  • Colorado State Suicide Prevention Commission, Founding Member
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Scientific Advisor

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Denver Depression Center - Specialty Clinic
13199 East Montview Boulevard
3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (1984)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
Clinical Interests
I am interested in treating bipolar disorder and emergency psychiatry.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Florida State University (FL) (1975)
Residency Programs:
  • Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (1983)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry