Dr. Dowell completed his medical school education at the University of Chicago and received his internal medicine training at UT Southwestern.  He then pursued his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University, where he received extensive mentorship in thoracic malignancies from leaders in that field.  Following fellowship, given his affinity for the clinical, research, and teaching environment at UT Southwestern, Dr. Dowell returned to join the faculty.  Dr. Dowell specializes primarily in thoracic malignancies, including but not limited to non-small cell and small cell lung cancers, mesothelioma, and thymoma.  He is also an active investigator in the clinical research program for these cancers at UT Southwestern.  Dr. Dowell's approach is to educate the patient and his/her family about their illness so that they can make informed treatment decisions.  In addition, Dr. Dowell is devoted to medical education, and his interests outside of work include travel, baseball, and family activities.


Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1993)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996), Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2000), Hematology Oncology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A comparison of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of docetaxel between African-American and Caucasian cancer patients: CALGB 9871.
Lewis LD, Miller AA, Rosner GL, Dowell JE, Valdivieso M, Relling MV, Egorin MJ, Bies RR, Hollis DR, Levine EG, Otterson GA, Millard F, Ratain MJ Clin. Cancer Res. 2007 Jun 13 11 3302-11

Honors & Awards

  • Internal Medicine, Core Clerkship Teaching Award
    Teaching Award (2012)
  • Eugene P. Frenkel Outstanding Teaching Award
    Teaching Award (2010)
  • ASCO
    Merit Award (2000)
  • Vanderbilt Hematology/Oncology
    Fellow Award (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology