Costin Institute, Scholar Cohort 2
John R. Bowling, DO completed his medical training at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1969 and a Rotating Internship at Doctors Hospital, Columbus Ohio, in 1970. He practiced Family Medicine and Obstetrics in Lancaster, Ohio from 1970-1988. He joined the faculty at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine as Associate Professor of Family Medicine in 1988.
Dr. Bowling's areas of interest are rural medicine, curriculum development, and cancer prevention education. He is the Director of the Division of Rural Medicine, and was named Assistant Dean for Rural Medicine at UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. In addition, Dr. Bowling is a member of the CATCHUM steering committee, Texas Rural Health Association Board, and a member of the Committee on Evaluation and Education of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He was named Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 1993, Texas Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year in 1996, and served as President of the Texas Society of ACOFP in 1999. He is listed in Who's Who in America, American Education, and Medicine and Healthcare.