Robert Bowers, DO, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Education

  • BS, Furman University, 2006
  • ME, Auburn University, 2007
  • DP, Auburn University, 2009
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2013
  • Transitional Year, Emory University, 2014
  • Residency, Emory University, 2017
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Emory University, 2018

Biography

Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Interventional Orthopedics Foundation
  • Southeast American College of Sports Medicine

 

Honors

  • Academic Chief Resident, Emory Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program (2016-2017)
  • Contributing Editor, Rehab in Review  (2014-2015)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program GME Representative (2014-2015)
  • Excellence in Specialty Care Award, GA-PCOM Graduation Banquet (2013)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi osteopathic medicine honor society, Member, GA-PCOM chapter (inducted 2010)
  • Student Government Association Representative, GA-PCOM (2009-2011)
  • GA-PCOM Teaching and Methods committee (2009-2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Auburn University (2006 – 2008)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Auburn University (2008 – 2009)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Member, Auburn University Chapter (2007 – 2009)
  • Golden Key Academic Honor Society, Member, Auburn University Chapter (2007 – 2009)
  • Furman University Cum Laude (2006)
  • Furman University Dean’s List (2004 – 2006)
  • Furman Tradition Academic Scholarship Recipient (2002 – 2006)
  • Paul M. Cook Varsity Athletic Scholarship, Furman University (2005 – 2006)
  • Furman University Varsity Baseball (2002 – 2006)
  • Southern Conference Commissioner’s Academic Medal Recipient (2006)
  • Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2003 – 2006)
  • Ray Parlier Coaches Award, Furman University Baseball (2006)

Publications

Publications, Abstracts, and Poster Presentations
  • Mautner K, Carr D, Whitley J, and  Bowers R. Allogeneic vs Autologous Injectable Mesenchymal Stem Cells for
  • Knee Osteoarthritis: Review and Current Status. Submitted to Techniques in Orthopaedics in May 2018.
  • Jayanthi N, Carr D, and  Bowers R. Lateral Epicondylosis (Tennis Elbow). Submitted to Evidence-Based
  • Orthopaedics (2nd Edition) in March 2018.
  • Grandjean PW,  Bowers RL, Mahurin AJ. Abdominal fat, cardiorespiratory fitness and clinical markers of Metabolic
  • Syndrome. Journal of Sports Sciences. Submitted for publication, March 12, 2018.
  • Bowers RL, Fausel ZC, Robinson RL, Mautner KR. Functional Outcomes Following Micro-Fragmented Adipose
  • Tissue versus Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injections for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Clinical Journal
  • of Sports Medicine, 28 (2): 235, 2018.
  • Bowers RL, Mautner KR. Recalcitrant Radial Wrist Pain: A Novel Non-Surgical Technique. Poster presented at the
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 25, 2018.
  • Bowers RL, Fausel ZC, Robinson RL, Mautner KR. Functional Outcomes Following Micro-Fragmented Adipose
  • Tissue versus Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injections for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Poster presented
  • at the 1st Annual Emory Musculoskeletal Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA, February 23, 2018.
  • Hoeg TB, Wilkey S,  Bowers R, Hwang V, Weiss R. Ultra-endurance running performance: Preliminary data from
  • the metabolomics of ultramarathon performance study (MUmPS). 4th Annual Congress on Medicine and Science in
  • Ultra-Endurance Sports, Denver, CO, May 30, 2017.
  • Bowers R, Sussman W, Williams C, Kneer L. Impact of ultrasound curriculum on the accuracy of resident joint line
  • palpation. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 27 (2): 202-203, 2017.
  • Bowers RL, Sussman W, Williams CJ, Kneer L. Impact of ultrasound curriculum on the accuracy of resident joint
  • line palpation. Poster presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego,
  • CA, May 8-13, 2017.
  • Bowers RL, Bradberry D, Kneer L. Rendering an Ironman champion inactive: A complex case of knee pain. Poster
  • presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 8-13, 2017.
  • Hoeg TB, Wilkey S,  Bowers R, Hwang V, Weiss R. Ultra-endurance running performance: Preliminary data from
  • the metabolomics of ultramarathon performance study (MUmPS). International Journal of Sports Physiology and
  • Performance, 12: S1-1, 2017.
  • Hoeg TB, Wilkey S,  Bowers R, Hwang V, Weiss R. Metabolomics of ultramarathon performance study (MUmPS):
  • Preliminary associations with finish time in a 100 mile foot race. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual
  • Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 7-11, 2017.
  • Bowers RL, Sussman W, Williams C, Kneer L. Impact of ultrasound curriculum on the accuracy of resident joint
  • line palpation. Poster presented at the 2016 Emory Quality Conference, held at Emory University School of
  • Medicine, Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2016.
  • Bowers RL and Mautner K, “Review and Comments on David R. Howell’s Article: “Return to activity after
  • concussion affects dual-task gait balance control recovery,”” Sports Rev J, NFP, 1(4):14-15, Feb 2016.
  • Bowers RL, Boyd ES, Strasser DC. Timing of admissions at Emory Rehabilitation Hospital: a retrospective
  • analysis. PM&R, 7(9): S154, 2015. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly,
  • Boston, MA, 2015.
  • Bowers RL, Boyd ES, Strasser DC. Timing of admissions at Emory Rehabilitation Hospital: a retrospective
  • analysis. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Science of GME Projects Day, held at Emory University School of
  • Medicine, Atlanta, GA, June 9, 2015.
  • Stafford CD,  Bowers R, Berner J, Burke DT. Osteoporosis reduction in pre and post menopausal women using a
  • high intensity exercise program. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 5(1): 1-6, 2015.
  • Stafford CD, Adeyemo BO,  Bowers R, Burke D. Osteoporosis reduction after a high intensity weight training
  • program: a case report. PM&R, 9(6): S285, 2014. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA, 2014.
  • Mathews S, Ren G, He X,  Bowers R, Araya-Ramirez F, Littlefield L, Grandjean P. Plasma fetuin-A and
  • phosphofetuin-A (Ser312) responses to a single or short term repeated bout of exercise in obese and normal weight
  • individuals. The FASEB Journal, 28(1): S1028, 2014. Experimental Biology International Meeting, San Diego, CA,
  • 2014.
  • Mathews ST, Ren G, He X, Kim T, Okerberg C, Papizan J,  Bowers R, Mahurin A, Araya-Ramirez F, Littlefield L,
  • Grandjean P. Ser 312-phosphorylated fetuin-A: role in insulin action and insulin resistance. Diabetologia,
  • 57(Suppl1): S97, 2014. European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria,
  • September 2014.
  • Ren G, Grandjean PW,  Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Littlefield LA, He X, Kim T, Ludvigsen R, Mahurin AJ,
  • Mathews ST. Fetuin-A and Ser312 phosphofetuin-A responses to moderate body weight loss in obese individuals.
  • Diabetes, 63: A527-A528, 2014.
  • Ren G, Grandjean PW, He X, Kim T, Okerberg CK, Kothari VM, Papizan J, Ludvigsen R,  Bowers RL, Araya-
  • Ramirez-F, Littlefield LA, Mahurin AJ, Mathews ST. Phosphorylation status of fetuin-A (Ser312) is critical for
  • inhibition of insulin action and is correlated with obesity and insulin resistance. Diabetes, 63: A96, 2014.
  • Ren G, Grandjean PW, He X,  Bowers R, Okerberg C, Papizan J, Kim T, Ludvigsen RA, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin
  • AJ, Dennis JD, Dean DM, and Mathews ST. A critical role for phosphorylated fetuin-A (Ser312) in modulating
  • insulin action in obesity and insulin resistance. 6th Annual Boshell Diabetes Research Day O13, p.30, held at
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Mar 1, 2013.
  • Grandjean PW, Ren G, He X, Kim T, Littlefield LA,  Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin AJ, Mathews ST.
  • Fetuin-A responses to incremental weight loss. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 44(5S): No. 2397 p.267-
  • 958, 2012. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 29-June 2, 2012.
  • Littlefield LA,  Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin AJ, Taylor JK, Kim T, He X, Mathews ST, Grandjean PW.
  • Changes in fibroblast growth factor 21 with modest weight loss. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43(5):
  • 669, 2011. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 2011.
  • Mathews ST, Grandjean PW, He X,  Bowers R, Kim T, Ludvigsen RA, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin AJ, Dennis JD,
  • Dean DM. Temporal changes in serum fetuin-A concentrations in response to an oral glucose challenge and a single
  • bout of exercise in obese versus lean individuals. Diabetes, 59: A126, 2010. 70th Scientific Sessions American
  • Diabetes Association, Orlando, FL, June 25-29, 2010.
  • He X,  Bowers R, Kim T, Ludvigsen R, Mahurin, AJ, Grandjean PW, Mathews ST. Alterations in serum fetuin-A
  • concentrations in response to an oral glucose challenge and a single bout of exercise in obese versus lean
  • individuals. In: Proc. 3rd Annual Boshell Diabetes Research Symposium p.43, held at Auburn University, Auburn,
  • AL, Mar. 26, 2010.
  • R.L. Bowers, L.A. Littlefield, J.D. Dennis, F. Araya-Ramirez, J.K.Taylor, S.T. Mathews, A.J. Mahurin and P.W.
  • Grandjean. Temporal changes in cardiotrophin-1 and fibroblast growth factor-21 with weight loss. Southeast
  • American College of Sports Medicine 37th Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, February 11-13, 2010.
  • Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Kim T, Ludvigsen RA, Mahurin AJ, Dennis JD, Dean DM, Mathews ST, Grandjean
  • PW. Fetuin-A responses to exercise in men with metabolic syndrome. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • 41(5), No. 2983, p S589, 2009. American College of Sports Medicine International Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 27-
  • 30, 2009.
  • Ludvigsen RA, Kim T,  Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin AJ, Dennis JD, Dean DM, Grandjean PW,
  • Mathews ST. Single bout of exercise lowers Ser312-phosphorylated fetuin-A and improves insulin sensitivity in
  • obese males. In: Proc. 2nd Annual Boshell Diabetes Research Symposium p.38, held at Auburn, AL, Mar.6, 2009.
  • Araya-Ramirez F,  Bowers RL, Mahurin AJ, Plaisance EP, Dean DM, Grandjean PW. The Impact of Waist Girth
  • and Fitness on Cardio-Metabolic Risk Markers in Men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40(5): S480,
  • 2008. American College of Sports Medicine International Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Caterisano A, Patrick BT, Shelby D, Stevens K, King L, Arnett P,  Bowers R, Washmuth D. A Comparison of
  • Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption in Trained Males Following Three Sets of Chest Presses with Different
  • Rest Intervals and Following One Superslow Set. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 19(4): e9, 2005.
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.