Meet Dr. Bowman


James R. Bowman III, MD, PH.D

A Fellowship Trained Specialist in General Orthopedics and Adult Joint Reconstruction.

Dr Bowman is a board eligible, fellowship-trained Arthroplasty Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis. He offers both non-operative and operative treatment of the hip and knee and focuses on primary hip and knee arthroplasty. He is particularly interested in the anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Bowman also treats patients with existing joint replacements with revision knee and hip reconstruction.

Dr Bowman is dual doctoral trained, having both an MD as well as a PhD, from Virginia Commonwealth University; Medical College of Virginia. His doctoral work focused on the biology of cell adhesion while collaborative work in tissue engineering has led to the development of a novel hemostatic bandage. He trained as a resident in Orthopedics at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. He furthered his training with an additional fellowship year at the University of Colorado in Denver specializing in joint reconstruction.  He is a member of AAHKS, AAOS, and AOA honor society. He maintains hospital affiliation at St. Vincent’s Birmingham.  Dr Bowman is married with 2 children, and outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and a variety of activities from hunting to snow skiing.

2016-2017 University of Colorado Denver, CO
Adult Reconstruction Fellow

2011-2016 University of Alabama – Birmingham Birmingham, AL
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

2000-2011 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
Doctor of Medicine, May 2011
AOA: Senior
Doctor of Philosophy, May 2011
Dissertation: Structural Interactions between the α3β1 Integrin and MMP-2: A Potential Functional Role in Cell Adhesion.
Master of Science in Anatomy, May 2001
Thesis: Effects of Mechanical Signaling and Extracellular Matrix Composition on the Expression and Activation of Gelatinases in Cultured Cardiac Fibroblasts

1994-1998 Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA
Bachelor of Science, May 1998
Cum Laude

Unrestricted Medical License in Alabama issued Jan 2013
Unrestricted Medical License in Colorado issued May 2016
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Eligible

2015-present American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
2011 – present American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
2011 – present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2002 – 2010 American Medical Association

2011 Alpha Omega Alpha, VCU School of Medicine
2005 John C. Forbes Award- Outstanding Scholarly Achievement
2005 Charles C. Clayton Award- Outstanding Scholarly Achievement
2004 Sigma Xi
2002 Physiology Award (Highest Grade)
2002 Richard A Michaux Scholarship

2013 – 2014 Resident Team Physician, Shades Mountain Christian Academy, Vestavia AL
2014 Resident Instructor, UAB Musculoskeletal Anatomy Course
2013 – 2014 Resident Mentor to UAB Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group

2011 – 2016 Instructor of multiple lectures during resident lecture series
– Spondylolisthesis
– Total hip Arthroplasty- Revision and complications
-Tibia Plateau Fractures

2016 Grand Rounds- History of Total Knee Arthroplasty
2016 Occupational Hazards for Orthopedic Residents
2017 Revision Hip Arthroplasty: Indications at tertiary referral center

2011-2016 Resident Member, UAB Program Evaluation Committee
2012-2015 Resident Tour Guide, UAB Residency Interview

What Leads to Lead: Results of a Nationwide survey exploring the attitudes and practices of orthopaedic surgery residents regarding radiation safety
Bowman JR, Razi A, Watson S, PearsonJM, Hudson PW, Patt JC, Ames SE, Leddy LR, Khoury JG, Tubbs CC, McGwin G, Ponce BA JBJS 2018 Feb 07

Electrospun collagen: a tissue engineering scaffold with unique functional properties in a wide variety of applications. Jha BS, CE Ayers, JR Bowman, TA Telemeco, SA Sell, GL Bowlin, and DG Simpson
Journal of Nanomaterials Volume 2011 Article 7 (2011)

Two Pole Air Gap Electrospinning: Fabrication of Highly Aligned, Three Dimensional Scaffolds for Nerve Reconstruction
Jha BS, RJ Colello, JR Bowman, SA Sell, KD Lee , JW Bigbee, GL Bowlin, WN Chow, BE Mathern, and DG Simpson Acta Biomaterials 7:1 203‐215 (2010)

The Long Term Immunological Response of Swine After Two Exposures to a Salmon Thrombin and Fibrinogen Hemostatic Bandage
Rothwell SW, Settle T, Wallace S, Dorsey J , Simpson D, Bowman JR , Janmey P, Sawyer E
Biologicals 38:6:619-628 (2010)

Regulation of Material Properties in Electrospun Scaffolds:Role of Cross-linking and Fiber Tertiary Structure
Newton D, Mahajan R, Ayres CE, Bowman JR, Bowlin GL, and DGSimpson.
Acta Biomaterials 5:1:518-529 (2009)

Design and Fabrication of Novel High Performance Platforms Protein Blotting Applications
AE Manis, JR. Bowman, GL Bowlin and DG. Simpson.
Journal of Biological Engineering. 1:2 (2007).

Measuring Fiber Alignment in Electrospun Scaffolds: A User’s Guide to the 2D Fast Fourier Transform Approach
Ayres CE, Shekhar Jha B., Meredith H, Bowman JR, Bowlin GL, Henderson SC Simpson DG.
J of Biomaterials Science Polymer edition. 19:5603-621 (2008).

Matrix Metalloproteinases in Bioengineering Interventions
Telemeco T, J Bowman, GL Bowlin and DG Simpson.
Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering .2003.

Electrospun Dextran Fibers and Devices Formed Therefrom.
Bowlin, GL, Simpson DG, Bowman JR, Rothwell SW.
US Patent 9,339,082 issued 7/26/2016
European Patent EP 2276879 issued 11/25/2015
Israel Patent 208571 issued 1/05/2014
Australian Patent 2009234203 issued 9/25/14

Nonoperative Management of Isolated, Unilateral Cervical Facet Fractures
S Pehler MD, J Bowman MD/PhD, W Neway DO, S Theiss MD
CSRS and AAOS 2015

Electrospun Collagen in Dermal Regeneration
JR Bowman, CE Ayers, GL Bowlin, R Diegelman and DG Simpson
The 15th Annual Educational Meeting of the Wound Healing Society, May 2005 Chicago, ILL

Electrospun Collagen in Dermal Regeneration
JR Bowman, CE Ayers, GL Bowlin, and DG Simpson
The 9th Annual International Hilton Head Meeting of Tissue Engineering sponsored by the Parker H. Petit
Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech

Matrix Specific Regulation of Metalloprotienases
Bowman JR, Telemeco TA, DG Simpson
National MD/PhD Conference, Keystone Colorado. 2005

Advances in Arthroplasty; Biomet, 2014 Scottsdale AZ
Academy of American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2015, 2016
Advanced MIPO and Nailing; Stryker, 2015 Long Beach CA
Advanced Anterior THA; Zimmer Biomet, 2016 Atlanta GA
Anterior THA; DJO, 2015 Tampa FL
Rocky Mountain Arthroplasty Course; 2016 Denver CO.
9th Annual Arthroplasty Fellows Course; 2017 Vail CO
Oxford Partial Knee Masters Course; Zimmer Biomet, 2017 Salt Lake City UT
Disasters in Arthroplasty; 2015, Tampa FL
MAKO assisted Total Hip and Knee, Stryker 2018