Dr. Allen Coffman
Dr. Allen Coffman is a Skyuka Hall parent and a primary care pediatrician with Highland Pediatrics in Hixson and president of the Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley. He was recently awarded Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee American Academy of Pediatrics for his work in the Chattanooga area and across the state.
Dr. Coffman was a founding member of the board and first president the Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition. "This coalition is working to build partnerships between all community groups invested in the health and well-being of children and is currently leading the development of a Tennessee Valley school-based health partnership," officials said.
Dr. Coffman volunteers at pediatric organizations including the Tennessee AAP where he has served as president, vice president and legislative chair. He developed and launched the TN AAP Pediatric Health Improvement Initiative in Tennessee (PHiiT), a network involving state Medicaid leaders, payer representatives, the Department of Health, academic medicine, schools of public health and practice leaders. Dr. Coffman currently serves as the PHiiT medical director.
Dr. Coffman graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati. Dr. Coffman also serves on the clinical faculty of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and is on the board of Beacon Health Alliance and the board of LifeSpring Community Health in Chattanooga Tennessee.