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Dr. Cindy Darnell-Bowens completed medical school at the University of Louisville Medical School followed by Pediatric Residency at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.  She joined UT Southwestern in 2001 as a Pediatric Critical Care Fellow, and at the conclusion of fellowship became Assistant Professor in Pediatric Critical Care.  Dr. Bowens’ interests in clinical research lead to her to obtain a Masters in Clinical Science with distinction in 2009.  Subsequently, she participated in several clinical research trials focused on furthering the pediatric critical care experience in sedation management.  Most recently, Dr. Bowens has used her research experience to facilitate numerous quality initiatives in the PICU.

Dr. Bowens serves as Medical Director of the PICU at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. 

She was included in D Magazine's Best Pediatric Specialists list for 2018, 2020, and 2021, and in its Best Doctors list in 2022.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (2005-2009)
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (2005-2009)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001-2004), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency - University of Tennessee College of Medicine (1999-2001), Pediatrics
  • Internship - University of Tennessee College of Medicine (1998-1999), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - University of Louisville School of Medicine (1994-1998)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association (1998-2010)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1998)
  • Texas Pediatric Society (2001)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2002)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (2002-2011)
  • National Medical Association (2006-2009)
  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators, HSCT/Oncology Subgroup (2009-2013)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, 2018, 2020 – 2021
  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar 2014, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Physician Champion 2009, Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • Departmental Scholar 2005-2009, Clinical Scholars Program, UT Southwestern
  • NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient 2003-2005
  • Pediatric Resident Award 2000, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee at Memphis
Books & Publications
  • Sedation
  • Pain control

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