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Roger Allen

Roger Allen, MD


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  • Neonatology

Areas of Interest

Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Medical Genetics



University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, Doctor of Medicine


William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, Pediatrics


Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Additional Information

Dr. Roger Allen is Medical Director of Mercy’s advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Neonatology has been a lifelong passion for Dr. Allen, the most experienced neonatologist in Cedar Rapids with more than 30 years in his practice.

Throughout his remarkable career, he has specialized in pediatrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and neonatology. He spent 18 years as NICU director at Trinity Health in Minot, ND, a regional referral center for premature infants and newborns needing critical care. Before that, he headed the NICU at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, and was a staff neonatologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Allen brings a unique perspective and a wealth of expertise and skill to caring for newborns. His approach in leading Mercy’s skilled NICU staff includes using the best technology and neonatal practices available to date combined with sensitive, nurturing care that embraces each
newborn’s family.

Patient Story Featuring Dr. Allen:

Happy Endings

Sarah Shebek was looking forward to her baby’s arrival last October. But the baby’s birth was not without complications. The Shebeks credit the excellent care by Birthplace and NICU staff with keeping their baby safe. Read more.

Professional Memberships

Academy of Pediatrics


Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Office Information


  • Neonatology
    701 10th St. SE
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
    • Office: 319-221-8671