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Meet Dr. Shawn Allen

Houston Sleep Apnea Specialist Dr. Shawn Allen is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist (ENT) and a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, as well as sinus conditions and nasal breathing disorders.

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Meet Dr. Shawn Allen

Shawn Allen, MD, is a board-certified ENT (Otolaryngologist) and a fellowship-trained Sinus Surgeon, or Rhinologist. Dr. Allen has dedicated his career to treating sinus problems, nasal obstruction, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is known for providing comprehensive care with a compassionate approach, which includes spending the extra time necessary to educate patients and ensure their long-term treatment success. He is utilizing social media as Snot Doc TX to provide both education and entertainment focused on sinus, nasal, and sleep-related problems that are commonly encountered in his clinic.

Dr. Allen grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee. He received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, where he also met his wife. Dr. Allen went on to complete his Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and a renowned Fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Miami with Dr. Roy Casiano. After training, Dr. Allen and his family settled in Houston, where he has established himself as a leading specialist in the treatment of sinusitis, nasal breathing disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea. He enjoys working closely with colleagues in Pulmonary Sleep Medicine, Neurosurgery, and other specialities to address complex health issues surrounding sleep, intracranial conditions, and other diseases that benefit from a multi-specialty approach.

Dr. Allen is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). In addition to his clinical practice, he is committed to research and education; he has published several textbook chapters and clinical studies. He is also a regular speaker at educational and professional conferences.

When he is not busy caring for patients, Dr. Allen enjoys time with his wife and children, developing new hobbies, woodworking, and creating music and video content.

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist (ENT)

Dr. Shawn Allen


  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry – University of Tennessee
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Otolaryngology Residency – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Rhinology Fellowship – University of Miami


  • American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • North American Skull Base Society

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