W Patrick Bowden, MMS, PA-C

  • Assistant Professor of Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Medicine


W. Patrick Bowden (he/him) joined the faculty in October 2017. He is involved in curriculum development, delivering large group lectures, and acting as a small group facilitator during the didactic year. 

Patrick has a Master of Medical Science degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program. He was selected to participate in the Nicholas A. Rango HIV Clinical Scholar Fellowship at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Upon completion of the fellowship, he practiced HIV medicine and general internal medicine at a community health center. Most recently, Patrick has practiced medical and surgical dermatology in upstate NewYork. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Social Work and Social Research at Portland State University.

Patrick became a PA educator in 2014. Prior to joining OHSU, he was an assistant professor at the Rush University PA Program. 

With his free time, he enjoys traveling, running, and yoga.

OHSU is occupying and built upon the traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, Wasco and many Indigenous nations of the Willamette Valley and Columbia River Plateau.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2002, Wake Forest University
    • M.M.S., 2005, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship

    • Nicholas A. Rango HIV Clinical Scholar, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. 2005-2007.

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Oregon Society of Physician Assistants

Areas of interest

  • Intersection of Art and Medicine
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Autism
  • Gender and Sexuality

Honors and awards

  • Kitty Bowman Excellence in Research Award - Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program. 2005


Selected publications

  • Bowden WP, Morse, A. The mechanism of heartbreak.  Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2018; 29(2): 122-125.  
  • Bowden WP, Miller CH. Papulosquamous rash in a man with HIV disease.  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2007 20 (8): 26-29.  
  • Rhodes SD, Hergenrather KC, Montaño J, Remnitz IM, Arceo R, Bloom FR, Leichliter JS, Bowden WP. Using community-based participatory research to develop an intervention to reduce HIV and STD infection among Latino men. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2006; 18(5):375-389.  
  • Bowden WP, Rhodes SD, Wilkin A, Jolly C. Socio-cultural determinants of HIV/AIDS risk and service utilizations among immigrant Latinos in North Carolina. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2006; 28(4): 546-62.


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