PHCC – UC Davis Health System 2017-10-31T14:16:58+00:00
PH Care Centers

UC Davis Health System

Advanced Lung Disease/Lung Transplant Program
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: (916) 734-5360
Fax: (916) 734-5582

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care


Formally organized in 2000 under the leadership of Dr. Roblee Allen and lead nurse coordinator Andrea Allen, the PH program at UC Davis offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of all pulmonary hypertension patients in WHO group I-V. It is a part of the UC Davis Health System Advanced Lung Disease Program, with a dedicated inpatient PH service, a designated ICU and telemetry units. The outpatient clinic provides clinics for PH patients four days a week. The PH team is rounded out by two part-time medical staff, two additional PH nurse coordinators, program assistant, and a research team. In addition, inpatient nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, dieticians, and clinical pharmacists are all available to the program.

PH Program Physicians

  • Roblee Allen, MD

Center Coordinators

  • Andrea Allen, RN
  • Carol McCall, RN
  • Diane Fontes, RN

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2000

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 200

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 70-79

Support Services Available

  • Anticoagulation Services
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant Referral Program
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Roblee Allen, MD

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine


  • 1972 – BS – Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • 1974 – MS – Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • 1978 – MD – Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Postgraduate Training

  • 1979 – Intern, Internal Medicine, Tulane Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA
  • 1980 – Resident, Internal Medicine, Tulane Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA
  • 1981 – Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • 1985 – Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2000-Present – Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000-Present – Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease/Lung Transplant Program, UC Davis Medial Group, Sacramento, CA

PH-Specific Activities

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine


  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Allen.

Andrea Allen, RN, CCTC

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Nurse


  • 1982 – AAS – Nursing, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Current Professional Experience

  • 1993-present – Lead Clinical Coordinator, Lung Transplant Program, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000-present – Pulmonary Hypertension Lead Clinical Coordinator, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Awards & Honors

  • 2000 – Nursing in Excellence Award, UC Davis Medical Center

PH-Specific Activities

  • California Nurse’s Association
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • International Transplant Nurses Society
  • American Board of Transplant Coordinators
  • PH Professional Network

New patients interested in making an appointment with the UC Davis Health System can request an appointment by calling:

  • Phone: (916) 734-5360

Last Verified: April 27, 2016