Douglas H. Cowan, MD

Board-Certified: American Board of Otolaryngology
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Professional Biography


University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science, Organismal Biology

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Research/Published Works

  • The Use of Alloderm in Parotid Surgery to Prevent Frey’s Syndrome
    Advisors:  Drs. Terry Tsue, Joseph Ursick and Oleg Militsakh
  • Endoscopic Laser Surgery for the Treatment of Early Stage Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Advisor:  Dr. Douglas Girod
    Presentation:  2008 International H&N conference: San Francisco, California
  • Pediatric Oropharyngeal Burns: A 10-year review
    Advisor: Dr. Julie Wei
    Presentation:  2010 COSM:  Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgical Resection of Oral Cavity Carcinoma
    Advisor:  Dr. Douglas Girod
    Presentation:  2010 AHNS - Research Symposium Arlington, Virginia
  • Use of the Temporalis Muscle Flap For Orbital Reconstruction
    Advisor:  Dr. Clinton Humphrey, Dr. David Kriet
    Presentation:  2010 AONA:  Phoenix, Arizona
  • Comparison of Surgical Outcomes in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Advisors:  Drs. Christopher Larsen, Vanneman Spake and Keith Sale

Honors & Awards

  • 2013: Top Doctor Award
  • 2012: Oscar Pinsker, MD award for excellence in Otology
  • 2011: Jacquelyn Holdcraft, MD award for clinical excellence
  • 2006: Gold Humanism Honor Society Nomination
  • 2005: KUMC Student Leadership Award
  • 2005: KUMC Student Organization of the Year

Activities & Organizations

  • 1998-Present Medical Missions Foundation
  • 2003-Present KU Medical Center International Outreach