Michael E. Bowdish

Assistant Professor of Surgery Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Michael E. Bowdish, MD

Specialties:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Thoracic Surgery

Department:

  • Department of Surgery

Language:

  • English

Michael E. Bowdish, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

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.

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

Certifications:

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:

Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015
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