Mark Bowyer

  • 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Room A3016

    20814 Bethesda

    United States

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Retiring after 22 years of active duty military service as a Trauma and Combat Surgeon, Dr. Bowyer remains the Chief of Trauma and Combat Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (the military medical school) in Bethesda, MD. In this role, he is responsible for the training of current and future military doctors learning to care for those in harms way. As a faculty member of Advanced Trauma Life Support, Definitive Surgical Trauma Care, Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills, Emergency War Surgery, Advanced Trauma Operative Management, and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposures in Trauma (ASSET) courses, Dr. Bowyer is an international force in trauma education. As one of the principle architects of the ASSET course he has shepherded it’s promulgation to over 100 course sites in 11 countries over the last 6 years. His active practice of trauma surgery at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States, and experiences as “Trauma Czar” in Iraq, provide him with credible real life experiences that he enthusiastically brings to the classroom. Dr. Bowyer is heavily involved in the activities of the American College of Surgeons, serving on multiple committees and is currently Chairman of the Surgical Skills Committee of the Committee on Trauma. Actively involved in the education of residents, he also hosts the popular “Surgical Jeopardy” competition at the annual ACS meeting. Additionally, as Surgical Director of the world renowned Val G. Hemming National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center, Dr. Bowyer has been on the forefront of adopting the use of surgical simulators as a replacement for animals in the teaching of advanced trauma and acute care surgical skills. Dr. Bowyer has been integrally involved in developing a simulation based surgical curriculum for medical students and residents. Dr. Bowyer has an ongoing interest and involvement in developing and validating augmented and virtual reality, as well as robust trauma, laparoscopic, acute care surgical, triage, and critical care based simulators. Dr. Bowyer also has an interest in and is currently working on projects that utilize simulation to improve patient safety. As an acknowledged expert in the fields of trauma and medical simulation he is in great demand as a speaker having presented in many national and international forums. Dr. Bowyer has published widely on a diverse range of critical care, trauma, and simulation topics.

Education/Academic qualification

Critical Care Medicine, Fellowship, University of California San Francisco

1 Jul 199030 Jun 1991

General Surgery, Residency, David Grant USAF Medical Center (DGMC)

30 Jun 19861 Jul 1986

Post Graduate, University of Colorado, Denver and Health Sciences Center

Aug 1981May 1985

Bachelor, Bachelor of Chemistry and General Chemistry, Coe College

Aug 1977Jun 1981


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