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Michael E. Bowdish, M.D.

Michael E. Bowdish, M.D.
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and The Doctors of USC are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael E. Bowdish, MD, as assistant professor of surgery and director of mechanical circulatory support in the Department of Surgery at Keck Hospital of USC and the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute.

Dr. Bowdish is an adult cardiac surgeon who brings specialized state-of-the-art training from the world-renowned New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center in surgical therapy for heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation to USC. Dr. Bowdish has been involved in several clinical trials evaluating new mechanical circulatory support devices for the treatment of end-stage heart failure - trials that have expanded the indications for the use of these devices.

Dr. Bowdish is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of numerous associations, is a national and international speaker, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Bowdish’s other clinical interests include aortic surgery, valve-sparing root replacements and surgical education.

In his role at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Bowdish will work to expand the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) program by pioneering new indications for device therapy while maintaining clinical excellence. Dr. Bowdish also plans to strengthen a clinical and transitional research program through continued involvement with cutting-edge device trials, outcomes research and studies of the regenerative potential of failing myocardium.

Contact

CardioVascular Thoracic Institute
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323) 442-5849 (office)
E-mail: michael.bowdish@med.usc.edu

Offices

USC Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo St., Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-5849
Fax: (323) 442-5956

Hospitals

  • Keck Hospital of USC

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 1998

Internships

  • University of Southern California, General Surgery, 1998 - 1999

Residencies

  • University of Southern California, General Surgery, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Southern California, Research Fellow,  2001 - 2003
  • University of Southern California, General Surgery, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Southern California, General Surgery Chief Resident, 2004 - 2005

Fellowships

  • New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2005 - 2008
  • New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center, Advanced Fellowship in Mechanical Circulatory Support, 2008

Previous Experience

  • Clinical Instruction in Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2008
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008-2010
  • Attending, University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, 2008-2010

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons Candidate Group
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Awards

  • Outstanding Resident Award - University of Southern California Department of Surgery, 2005
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award - University of Souther California Department Surgery, 2005
  • Young Investigator Award - American Society of Transplantation, 2003
  • Thoracic Surgery Fellowship - American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2002
  • Outstanding Resident Award - University of Southern California Department of Surgery, 2001
  • Harvey Butcher Prize in General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 1998
  • Washington University School of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship Prize, 1995

Languages

  • English
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  • Mabelle Cohen, MD
  • Dawn Hui, MD
  • Subhadra Shashidharan, MD
  • Melita Veighs, MD

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Assistants / Research

  • Kathy Andrews, ACNP-BC
  • Christopher Justino, PA-C
  • Sophia Lam, ACNP-BC
  • Becky Lopez, RN, Research Nurse 
  • Robert E. Sachs, PA-C
  • Cherilyn Wisco, ACNP-BC
  • Wendy Gui Xu, ANP-BC

 

 
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