Dr. Bowen is originally from Arrington, TN.  He received his undergraduate and medical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Following residency, he completed the VA National Quality Scholars’ Fellowship program where he received training in health services research and quality improvement.  Dr. Bowen has a strong interest in primary care and chronic disease management.   His research focuses on early diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes.  He has two young children and enjoys spending time with his family, running, cooking, and fishing. 


Undergraduate School
Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health (2005), Preventive Medicine
Medical School
Vanderbilt University (2005)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2009), Pediatrics
VA Quality Scholars Fellowship VA Medical Center (2012), Research

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetes
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Quality improvement research and practice improvement
    • Screening and management of type 2 diabetes


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    The implementation of a translational study involving a primary care based behavioral program to improve blood pressure control: The HTN-IMPROVE study protocol (01295).
    Bosworth HB, Almirall D, Weiner BJ, Maciejewski M, Kaufman MA, Powers BJ, Oddone EZ, Lee SY, Damush TM, Smith V, Olsen MK, Anderson D, Roumie CL, Rakley S, Del Monte PS, Bowen ME, Kravetz JD, Jackson GL Implement Sci 2010 5 54
    Multidisciplinary management of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.
    Bowen ME, Rothman RL J Multidiscip Healthc 2010 3 113-24
    Increasing exposure to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in pregnancy.
    Bowen ME, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, Ding H, Cooper WO Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2008 Mar 198 3 291.e1-5
    Does the use of oxycodone affect diagnostic accuracy in children with acute abdominal pain?
    Bowen ME, Poehling KA, Gunn VL, Carroll KN, Callahan ST, Arbogast PG, Cooper WO Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005 Apr 159 4 326-8

    Honors & Awards

    • The Kaufman Prize in Medicine
      Vanderbilt University Medical School recognition of the qualities of humaneness, dedication and unselfish service in the study of medicine (2005)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Society of General Internal Medicine (2011)
    • American College of Physicians (2007)
    • American Association of Pediatrics (2005)