Dr. Bowman has performed cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeries in Plano and the North Texas area since 1989. He obtained his medical degree from UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the award as the most outstanding surgery student in his graduating class. He obtained his general and vascular surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 1982 to 1987. From 1987 to 1989, he trained in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery plus heart transplant surgery at The Texas Heart Institute with Dr. Denton Cooley, one of the pioneers of heart surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Bowman has one of the largest series of successful carotid artery surgeries in Dallas-Fort Worth and is experienced in using stent-grafts to repair aortic aneurysms. He has performed thousands of heart, thoracic (lung), and vascular operations in Plano. He has performed more than 100 heart transplants in Houston and at Medical City. He is also experienced in the VNUS Closure procedure, a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins.
He is a member of the Cooley Hands Society, the Texas Transplantation Society and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
He has hospital appointments at the following institutions:
- Medical Center of Plano
- Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
- Baylor Medical Center of Frisco
- Medical Center of McKinney
- Tenet Centennial Medical Center
- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
- The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Dr. Bowman is the author or co-author of multiple articles in medical journals and medical textbooks, including The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Richard Bowman, M.D.