Dr. Joanne B. Allen
Dr. Allen is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine. She graduated from Duke University and with a BS and zoology and psychology and received her medical doctorate at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. She did her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, with a subspecialty in sports medicine.
Dr. Allen has been a team physician for US Sailing and for the United States Olympic Committee, participating in multiple Olympic and Paralympic games over the years. She has also worked with professional teams including America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race sailing teams, the WTA – women’s pro tennis association, the AVP / professional beach volleyball and the WNBA. She also currently is the team physician for the UNCW men’s soccer team, serves as the ‘doc on the dock’ for the Beach to Battleship Ironman race, and competes regularly in sailboat races at the Carolina Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.