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College of
Health Sciences

Thomas Bowen
Associate, Department of Orthopaedics

Department of Orthopaedics
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822 
Phone: (570) 271-6541
Fax: (570) 271-5872

Thomas R. Bowen, MD FAAOS

Research Interests

Dr. Bowen is interested in the junction of orthopaedics and oncology. His research interests include sarcoma of bone and the connective tissue, limb salvage surgery with allograft or endoprosthetic reconstruction, benign tumors of bone and the connective tissues, and surgical management of metastatic cancer to bone. His research also focuses on total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty, revision hip arthroplasty, and revision knee arthroplasty surgeries.

Recent Publications

  • Zhang Y, Bowen TR, Lietman SA, Suk M, Williams MS, Lee MTM. PPARGC1B is associated with nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a genome wide association study on a chart-reviewed cohort. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Sep 16;102(18):1628-1636.
  • Mowad C, Bowen TR. Rectus femoris tear presenting as an unusual cause of a subcutaneous mass. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(9):945-946.
  • Li W, Ayers DC, Lewis CG, Bowen TR, Allison JJ, Franklin PD. Functional gain and pain relief after total joint replacement according to obesity status. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jul 19;99(14):1183-1189. 
  • Strohecker KA, Gaffney CJ, Graham J, Irgit K, Smith WR, Bowen TR. Pediatric all-terrain vehicle (ATV) injuries: an epidemic of cost and grief. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2017 Oct; 51(5): 416-419.
  • Ghanem ES, Richards RR, Wingert NCH, Gotoff JR, Graham JH, Bowen TR. Pre-op use of clopidogrel does not affect outcomes for femoral neck fractures treated with hemiarthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jul;32(7):2171-2175.
  • Richard RD, Bowen TR. What orthopaedic operating room surfaces are contaminated with bioburden? A study using the ATP bioluminescence assay. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017;475(7):1819-1824.
  • Maniar HH, Wingert N, McPhillips K, Foltzer M, Graham J, Bowen TR, Horwitz DS. Role of sonication for detection of infection in explanted orthopaedic trauma implants. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 May;30(5):e175-80.


  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 1997-2001

  • Residency, Geisinger Medical Center, 2001-2006

  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital , 2006-2007
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