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Robert S Cowan

Robert S. Cowan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

R. Scott Cowan, M.D., is a consulting orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Children's Springfield and Baystate Medical Center, and is affiliated with New England Orthopedic Surgeons and Dupuy Spine. Dr. Cowan received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University, a master’s degree in anatomy from the University of Maryland and earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cowan completed an internship in general surgery from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and was a resident and chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Boston University. He was also a spine surgery fellow at New England Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Cowan is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Medical Association, New England Spine Study Group and North American Spine Society.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Boston University
Boston, MA
United States of America

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Brighton, MA

Boston University
Boston, MA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2018-Present: Payer Policy Review Committee, NASS
  • 2014-Present: Coverage Committee, NASS
  • 2014-Present: Evidence Based Guidelines Committee, NASS
  • 2010-Present: Clinical Care Assessment Committee, Health New England
  • 2015-Present: Spine Model of Care Development Committee, Baystate Medical Center


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