My name is Natalie Allen, and I grew up in Evanston, IL. I attended Duke University for undergrad. After college, I spent a year working in an elementary school in Chicago through a program called City Year. I decided to come back down to North Carolina for medical school where I attended Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. During medical school, I was involved in FMIG and attended NC Family Medicine conferences and events. I was drawn to North Carolina’s commitment to family medicine and knew this area would be a great place to train.
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to train here at UNC! I chose Family Medicine because of my interest in primary care and in working with patients across the lifespan. I have a number of interests in medicine, including women’s health, mental health, and working with underserved communities. For this reason, the breadth of the specialty, plus the ability to provide continuity of care and build relationships with patients is what I’m most looking forward to.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, watching sports, playing soccer and tennis, and going to the gym. I’m excited to be back in the Triangle and have been enjoying exploring Durham and Chapel Hill, especially the food. I’m looking forward to a great three years!