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Posted: June 10, 2008

W. Paul Bowman, MD, named department chair of pediatrics at TCOM


The new appointments tie together the teaching and research capabilities of the Health Science Center with the renowned patient care of Cook Children's Medical Center and Physician Clinic network to bring leading-edge research and care to Tarrant County's patients. Under Bowman's leadership, TCOM student physicians can take advantage of the knowledge of Cook Children's physicians who will serve as faculty instructors for the medical school.

The new link between Cook Children's Medical Center and the UNT Health Science Center will provide physicians with access to new treatments and research being conducted by the Health Science Center, as well as the recently created Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Bowman's specialty in oncology and lymphoma will benefit all aspects of the alliance as the groups work together to treat children with cancer.

Dr. Bowman, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, graduated from the University of Manitoba as class valedictorian before becoming a fellow in pediatric hematology-oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. In 1982, he came to what is now known as Cook-Fort Worth Children's Medical Center as co-director of the Hematology and Oncology Department and made Fort Worth his home. He has served on numerous boards and committees in Tarrant County, including the American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Legislative Task Force on Cancer in Texas. Dr. Bowman won the Distinguished Physician Award in 2003 and was presented with the prestigious Gold Headed Cane from the Cook Children's Physician Network. He was the first subspecialty physician to receive the award, voted on by his peers.

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