KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Jan. 13, 2015) – Dr. Dennis Allin, who currently serves as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital, has been awarded with NASCAR’s Medical Director Award for 2014.
“It’s probably obvious, but in racing, there is nothing more important than the safety of spectators and drivers. We are proud to have Dr. Allin as a leader in our partnership with the University of Kansas Hospital, and he has become an important member of the NASCAR medical community since the opening of Kansas Speedway,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “This is a much deserved award for him, and I’m thrilled to see him get this type of recognition for his outstanding work.”
Dr. Allin has been the face competitors see in the University of Kansas Hospital Infield Care Center at Kansas Speedway since 2001, and has served as the Medical Director of the Speedway since prior to its 2001 opening. In addition to working with Kansas Speedway, Dr. Allin is Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and splits his full time clinical duties between Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital. He has also served as the Medical Director for Kansas City, Kansas EMS since 1989.
About the Medical Director Award
This award is presented by NASCAR’s Medical Liaison Department to a physician who leads an Infield Care Center. In this role, one may wear many different hats. If done with expertise, leadership and skill, the end result is sky limiting. This year NASCAR’s Medical Liaisons recognize an individual who took his role to a whole new level, exceeding any task listed in his job description while also conveying an amazing level of comfort to our competitors and also providing the Medical Liaisons with exceptional medical updates.
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