Allen W. Root, M.D.

Dr. Root has served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Temple University College of Medicine and has been a member of the faculty of the University of South Florida College of Medicine since 1973. Here he has served as Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Associate Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics-Tampa, and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics-St. Petersburg. He developed the Pediatric residency program at the All Children’s Hospital and served as its Director from 1979 to 1989. He has been the Director of the USF Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program and remains an active participant in the training of endocrinology fellows.

Dr. Root is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics where he has served as a member and then chairman of the Sub-board of Pediatric Endocrinology. He has served as Treasurer, President-elect, and President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. He is a member of the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research. He has served/is serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Pediatrics, Growth Genetics & Hormones, Current Opinion in Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, and others.

Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Education & Training

A.B. Dartmouth College, 1955
M.D. Harvard Medical School, 1958
Rotating Intern Strong Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia 1960
Pediatric Residency University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1962
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1965

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Root is the author/co-author of more than 265 scientific publications. His scholarly interests include a wide variety of endocrine disorders with a focus on disorders of growth, pubertal development, and bone and mineral homeostasis.