Michael Bowen, M.D.

Michael Bowen, M.D.

  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management


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. He has a strong interest in primary care and chronic disease prevention and management.

Dr. Bowen earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 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, he 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. View a list of his research publications.

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.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health (2003-2005)
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University/Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (2009-2012), Research
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2005-2009), Pediatrics
  • Graduate School - Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health (2003-2005), Preventive Medicine
  • Medical School - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000-2005)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2011)
  • American Association of Pediatrics (2005)
  • American College of Physicians (2007)
Honors & Awards
  • The Kaufman Prize in Medicine 2005, Vanderbilt University Medical School recognition of the qualities of humaneness, dedication and unselfish service in the study of medicine
Books & Publications
  • Screening and Management of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Quality Improvement Research and Practice Improvement

Clinical Focus

  • Primary Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

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