Michael Bowen, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Population and Data Sciences, and the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Bowen earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. Following residency, he completed the VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, receiving advanced training in outcomes and health services research and quality improvement. He also holds a Master of Public Health from Vanderbilt, a Master of Science in Clinical Science from UT Southwestern, and a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Bowen joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.

Dr. Bowen is Co-director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship at UT Southwestern and section editor of the Bottom Line Summary for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. He has led and serves on numerous committees, including the VA National Quality Scholars Alumni Committee and the Society of General Internal Medicine evidence-based medicine task force. He’s a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, and the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Bowen’s research focuses on the screening, prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. 

He collaborates broadly with clinicians and researchers at UT Southwestern and Parkland Health & Hospital System to develop and evaluate pragmatic, electronic health record-driven solutions to improve clinical processes and health care delivery. He also partners with community organizations to develop processes that improve the health of the local community. He has delivered numerous national and international invited lectures and published scores of academic articles.

In 2016, Dr. Bowen was named Outstanding Board Member of the North Texas ADA Community Leadership Board by the American Diabetes Association.

Personal Note

He has two young children and enjoys spending time with his family, running, cooking, and fishing. 


Other Post Graduate Training
Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health (2005)
Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2005)
Graduate School
Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health (2005), Preventive Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2009), Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University/Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (2012), Research

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

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