Dr. Shaukat received her medical degree at The Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan. She then matriculated to Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where she received an M.P.H. in International Health and Epidemiology. She conducted a gastroenterology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and complete her residency at Stat University New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York. She joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota in 2007.Dr. Allen graduated with honors from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1973. At Rice, he held numerous swimming records and received the Bob Quinn Award for Outstanding Scholar Athlete. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico, graduating in 1977. His internship, residency and specialty training in gastroenterology were completed at the University of Minnesota. After his fellowship ended in 1980, Dr. Allen joined the academic faculty in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he achieved the honor of becoming an Associate Professor of Medicine. While at the University he published numerous papers about nutrition, alcoholic liver disease and colon cancer. Dr. Allen joined Minnesota Gastroenterology in 1991. There, he continued his clinical research about colon cancer prevention and cancer genetics in conjunction with scientists at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Allen continues to speak nationally and internationally about colon cancer and quality performance in gastroenterology. He has published over 50 articles on various aspects of gastroenterology research and practice and is currently editing a book on quality in colonoscopy.