Research Medical Center announced the appointment of James S. Bower, MD, as chief medical officer for the hospital. Dr. Bower is a long-tenured and frequently honored physician who offers a breadth of medical experience and healthcare leadership. Board-certified in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Bower has more than 30 years of experience and has published numerous pulmonary medicine professional papers. He has been recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from Research and listed among “Best Doctors in Kansas City” in Kansas City magazine.
Dr. Bower is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and Society for Critical Care Medicine. He has served in numerous leadership and advisory roles for Research Medical Center, HCA Midwest Health System and the community. Among his positions, Dr. Bower was a board member for the Community Health Group and the Kansas City Health Care Foundation.
Dr. Bower is a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency and fellowships at the University of Michigan Health System, where he also served on the faculty.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Bower as our new chief medical officer,” said Kevin Hicks, Research Medical Center chief executive officer.” He has a long and distinguished history of service to Research and the Kansas City community and will continue to serve both in his new role.”