Matthew Allen received a B.A. in pathology, an M.A. in medical sciences, and his clinical veterinary degree (Vet. M.B.) from the University of Cambridge. After graduation, he undertook Ph.D. training in comparative orthopaedics at the University of Cambridge. Following a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in total joint replacement at Purdue University (1995-96), he was appointed assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2004. He moved to The Ohio State University as associate professor of small animal surgery in 2008. His areas of research focus include preclinical orthopedic animal models, bone biology, orthopedic oncology, and tissue engineering. He is currently the director of the Surgical Research Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Outside the university, he served as a member of the Cellular, Tissues, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration (2006-2010) and is currently chair of the Basic Science Education Committee (2012- ) and Council for Communications (2013- ) for the Orthopaedic Research Society.