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David L. Bowton, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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David L. Bowton, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Nosocomial Infections, Clinical Reasoning, Neurologic Emergencies, Sepsis, Critical Care, Behavioral Disturbances Associated with Cognitive Impairment

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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Illinois Administration, 1971
  • M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1975
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 1976
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 1979
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1980

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease


  • Soc Of Critical Care Medicine
  • Amer Coll Of Chest Physicians
  • Am Coll Of Critical Care Medic
  • American Thoracic Society

NPI Number

  • 1487639357
David L. Bowton, M.D.

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David L. Bowton, M.D.

Professor, Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Cross Infection; Pneumonia, Bacterial; Asthma; Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated; Anti-Bacterial Agents
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Academic: 336-716-2593


Recent Publications

Hyperoxia in critically ill patients: what's the verdict? [newsletter]. Kaur A, Bowton DL.. Chest Physician. 2017;12(4):48, 51.

Ventilatory management of the noninjured lung. Bowton DL, Scott LK.. Clin Chest Med. 2016;37(4):701-710.

The impact of hospital-wide use of a tapered-cuff endotracheal tube on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Bowton DL, Hite RD, Martin RS, Sherertz R.. Respir Care. 2013;58(10):1582-1587.

Early serial changes on diaphragm muscle ultrasound may predict duration of mechanical ventilation [abstract]. Sarwal A, Bringolf K, Cartwright M, Hsu FC, Berry M, Bowton D, Dhar S, Morris P.. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A89-A90.

Ventilator mechanics. Bowton DL, Hite RD. In: Truwit JD, Epstein SK, eds. Practical guide to mechanical ventilation. Chichester (UK): Wiley-Blackwell;2011: 133-139.

Variability in central venous pressure measurements and the potential impact on fluid management. Jain RK, Antonio BL, Bowton DL, Houle TT, MacGregor DA.. Shock. 2010;33(3):253-257.

Resolution of ventilator-associated pneumonia: is my patient getting better? [editorial]. Bowton DL.. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(1):308-309.

Results of a survey of blood pressure monitoring by intensivists in critically ill patients: a preliminary study. Chatterjee A, DePriest K, Blair R, Bowton D, Chin R.. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(12):2335-2338.

A web-based interactive curriculum to teach physicians rational prescribing principles for older adults [abstract]. Atkinson HH, Sink KM, Miller DP, Anderson R, Bowton D, Lawlor J, Furberg CD.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57(Suppl 1):S178-S179.

Smartprescribe: a web-based curriculum to teach rational prescribing [abstract]. Miller DP, Anderson RT, Atkinson HH, Bowton DL, Sink KM, Lawlor JS, Furberg CD.. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24(Suppl 1):265-266.

Regulation of arachidonate remodeling enzymes impacts eosinophil survival during allergic asthma. Seeds MC, Peachman KK, Bowton DL, Sivertson KL, Chilton FH.. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009;41(3):358-366.

Nosocomial pneumonia risk and stress ulcer prophylaxis: a comparison of pantoprazole vs ranitidine in cardiothoracic surgery patients. Miano TA, Reichert MG, Houle TT, MacGregor DA, Kincaid EH, Bowton DL.. Chest. 2009;136(2):440-447.

Potential mucosal injury related to continuous aspiration of subglottic secretion device. Harvey RC, Miller P, Lee JA, Bowton DL, MacGregor DA.. Anesthesiology. 2007;107(4):666-669.

Diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Porzecanski I, Bowton DL.. Chest. 2006;130(2):597-604.

Using local microbiologic data to develop institution-specific guidelines for the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia. Beardsley JR, Williamson JC, Johnson JW, Ohl CA, Karchmer TB, Bowton DL.. Chest. 2006;130(3):787-793.

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Professor, Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Nosocomial Infections, Clinical Reasoning, Neurologic Emergencies, Sepsis, Critical Care, Behavioral Disturbances Associated with Cognitive Impairment
David L. Bowton, M.D.

David L. Bowton, M.D.

Professor, Anesthesiology

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