TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Name First Academic Chair of Family Medicine

Dr. Grant C. Fowler (Courtesy of: TCU UNTHSC School of Medicine)

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine has named Dr. Grant Fowler as its first-ever academic chair for family medicine. He will start in October.

As academic chair of family medicine, Fowler will contribute to the development of the first joint graduate medical school in Dallas-Fort Worth. His responsibilities will include managing family practice teaching opportunities, training practicing physicians, and working with Acclaim Physician Group and JPS Health Network in collaborative healthcare initiatives.

Fowler most recently served as vice chair of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for the department of family and community medicine. He has also served as assistant chief of family medicine and director of family medicine inpatient service at Houston-based Memorial Hermann Hospital. His expertise within family medicine includes geriatric medicine and sports medicine.

Dr. Stuart Flynn, TCU and UNTHSC school of medicine founding dean, said in a statement: “Fowler’s background and reputation as a leading expert in family medicine will make him a tremendous asset for our students, as well as to the Fort Worth community. Our goal is to develop physicians who are empathetic scholars, and Fowler, along with the teams at Acclaim and JPS, will be invaluable to the development of these students.”

Fowler earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He also holds a certificate of management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Business and Public Administration.

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