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Hi I'm Jared Allen

I'm a Mormon, a Husband, a Dad, a Radiologist.

About Me

I started out an athlete, student, and scientist, thinking that these things would define or mold my ability to succeed. Now, after a round-about and lengthy path of schooling and training, I am mostly a husband and father, trying to earn a living as a radiologist. A lifelong career of swimming, culminating in collegiate competition, taught me about commitment, goal-setting, and hard work. These qualities have been invaluable through college and graduate school as I have studied chemical engineering, biomedical engineering (PhD) , and more recently, medicine (MD). My wonderful wife and kids have been along for the whole exciting adventure and I wouldn't change our experiences for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

Science and medicine are fascinating. Everyday I learn new things about how humans work and the world we live in. I have sat in classrooms where the origins of mankind have been elucidated or where our conscience was described as a complex network biochemical signals. Though it all, I have been fortunate to have a knowledge of a great plan of happiness and that I am literally a child of God. This anchor provides a framework to which all learning can be applied. Our ability to explain our existence is unique among God's creations. I am grateful to be part of a church that encourages me to fully develop my talents and seek as much learning as is available. Life is learning; learning from experience. Without the eternal perspective of the gospel of Jesus Christ, life's lessons would seem more like random nuggets of circumstance rather than a progressive journey to return to our Heavenly Father. Finally, I am a Mormon because I love my family. The promise of being together forever motivates me to be the best husband and father I can be. The world I grew up in is not the same one my kids are living in, but the gospel principles I hold dear are unchanging. If my family can understand and live the gospel of Jesus Christ, then I am one step closer to understanding God's love.

How I live my faith

As a radiologist, I have to search and identify people's medical problems, then offer a solution. Sometimes, problems I encounter are life-threatening, other times, just incidental, but they always matter to a patient. I try to exemplify the honesty, service, and compassion of Jesus Christ in my work as a physician. My service in the church is similar as I help organize and lead our ward or congregation. I often come to know of people's problems (we all have them!) and council with them to find solutions through gospel living. In medicine, there isn't always a straightforward solution, but in the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is always an answer!