Luis G. Allen, MD

Dr. Allen is a board-certified psychiatrist with added certification in Geriatric Psychiatry, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). He has been associated with AdventHealth’s Center for Behavioral Health since 1997, serving as its Medical Director since 1998 and is currently the Section Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Orlando Division, Medical Director of the Psych-Med unit, and works with Virtual Inpatient Psych.

He stays busy with a full work schedule yet being a firm believer in giving back to the community, he volunteers frequently and serves on a number of not-for profit boards. He holds faculty positions at Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University, St. Matthews University, AdventHealth University, and Kansas City University. He is credited with developing the psychiatry curriculum for the Family Practice Geriatric fellowship program.

In his “free” time Dr. Allen tries to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. He has climbed Mount Fuji in Japan, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and Volcan Baru, (the highest mountain in Panama).

As an avid marathoner, he has completed numerous marathons and thereby has run one on all 7 continents, but in early 2020 he kicked it up a notch. In an effort to bring awareness to the challenging needs in the area of mental health in our community and in partnership with the Central Florida Mental Health Association, he completed the World Marathon Challenge race as a fundraising effort –7-marathons-in 7-days- on all 7 continents.

When asked why? he harkens back to November 26, 2008, when he and his family, by God’s grace alone, survived the terrorist attack on the Taj Hotel in Mumbai India. Running then became his release valve. In completing the 7-7-7 World Marathon Challenge for Mental health awareness he simply says, “the cause gave the courage” to complete it.