About Me

“My passion is excellent patient-centered care. I strive to treat each patient as if they were my own family member. My mission is to bring the expertise of Wake Forest School of Medicine into the community.”

Dr. Laura Allen is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is board certified in radiation oncology and treats adult cancer with radiation therapy.

After training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Allen worked in private practice in her home city of Atlanta for 10 years before joining Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

When Dr. Allen was just 3 years old, her mother passed away from breast cancer. She was an only child and was raised by her father alone. He was a diagnostic radiologist, and she used to study his textbooks. When she learned X-rays could be targeted to cure cancer, her mission in life was to become a radiation oncologist.

Dr. Allen received her undergraduate degree at Tulane University and her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. She completed residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.