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Robert L. Cowie, MB, ChB, MD, MSc, FCP(SA), MFOM - Pulmonology: Respiratory Medicine


Dr. Robert L. Cowie reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Cowie is a specialist in respiratory medicine. His interests include asthma, tuberculosis, and occupational lung epidemiology. He is a member of the Division of Respiratory Medicine of the University of Calgary and of the Calgary Health Region, both in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. 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 Award. Dr. Cowie is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and is head of the division of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Education and Training

MB, ChB: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1962

FCP(SA): College of Medicine of South Africa, Rondebosch, South Africa, 1968

MSc: McGill University, Montreal, QC, 1987

MD: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1988

MFOM: Royal College of Physicians, London, England, 1988


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Academic Appointments

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB:

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, 1995–present
  • Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, 1995–present
  • Head, Division of Respiratory Medicine, 1997–2003
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, 1990–1995
  • Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, 1990–1995

Financial Disclosure

Dr. Cowie has served on advisory boards and/or received fees for presentations from GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Merck Frosst (Canada), Nycomed, Novartis, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Current as of: August 23, 2013

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