Dr. Jon Allen ’00 was recently named the new medical director for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.
Allen currently works for a government contractor for the U.S. Department of State as the operational medical director for an overseas diplomatic protective security contract in the Middle East, according to a report by Patch. He also provides emergency medical care to patients in the Northside Hospital system at the Cherokee, Gwinnett and Duluth campuses.
“I know Dr. Allen will continue with aggressive evidence-based protocols and leadership,” said Dr. Jill Mabley, who Allen will be replacing. Mabley will be working as the medical director of the training division. “He is a wonderful person … We have discussed the future of the department, including community paramedic, critical care medic, and tactical medics.”
Allen completed an emergency medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 2007 with a focus on tactical, disaster, and pre-hospital medicine. He has extensive operational medicine experience, gained both throughout residency and during his career as an emergency physician.
He has previously served as a medical director for several public safety agencies, including Columbia County (GA) Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville (TN) Police Department, East Ridge (TN) Fire Department, and Walker County (GA) Sheriff’s Office. He also served his country as a flight surgeon and medical director of the McGhee-Tyson ANG Base Fire Department with the 134th Medical Group of the Tennessee Air National Guard.
Allen graduated from Wabash College and went on to complete medical school at Indiana University school of Medicine in 2004. While at Wabash, he majored in chemistry with a minor in biology. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, concert band, the American Chemical Society, and the swim team.