Dr. Robert L. Cowie reviews medical content for
Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better
health decisions. Dr. Cowie, a specialist in respiratory medicine, is a
professor at the University of Calgary in the Departments of Medicine and
Community Health Sciences. He is a member of the Division of Respiratory
Medicine of the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region. In
addition, Dr. Cowie is director of Tuberculosis Services of the Calgary Health
Region and director of the Calgary COPD and Asthma Program. He has also been a
staff physician with the Department of Medicine at Foothills Hospital in
Calgary since 1990.
His career as a teacher, writer, and
researcher makes him a sought-after speaker addressing clinical and research
groups throughout North America, South Africa, and Europe.
Cowie has written numerous scientific research studies and textbooks focusing
on asthma, tuberculosis, and occupational lung epidemiology. In 2002, he
received the Alberta Lung Association Award of Excellence, a Lorraine
Dr. Cowie has served on
advisory boards and/or received fees for presentations from GlaxoSmithKline,
AstraZeneca, Merck Frosst (Canada), Nycomed, Novartis, and Boehringer
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