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Dr. Gary Allen, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

* Member of the AdventHealth Medical Group

Gary Allen, MD, FACS is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in treating patients with various disorders of the lungs, heart, airway and great vessels. He is specially trained in minimally invasive techniques for performing aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery and lung surgery, and has vast experience in performing open heart surgery, coronary artery bypass, surgical ventricular remodeling, aneurysm surgery of the thoracic aorta and surgical correction for atrial fibrillation. A recipient of the Ralph D. Alley Prize for Cardiothoracic Surgery and numerous other honors for his clinical and academic excellence, Dr. Allen is a leading physician in his field who consults with patients at his Mission Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons practice in Tavares and provides advanced diagnostic testing and surgical treatments at AdventHealth Waterman. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College in New York and carried out his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston prior to undertaking his advanced fellowship training in cardiovascular surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Medical School 

Albany Medical College


Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) - (American Board of Thoracic Surgery)
Surgery - General - (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
University of Texas Health Science Center.

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) - (The American Board of Thoracic Surgery)