Charles L. Bowden, MD is Nancy U. Karren Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Bowden attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his training in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
Dr. Bowden was awarded the 2001 Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, received the 2006 Mind of America Scientific Research Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the 2008 NARSAD Falcone prize for outstanding achievement in affective disorders research. Dr. Bowden is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Associate Editor for Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. He has authored more than 400 peer reviewed publications. His research is principally on the symptomatic and biological characterization of bipolar disorders and the effectiveness and pharmacodynamics of mood stabilizing drugs. He has been principal investigator for over 90 studies funded by pharmaceutical companies, NIMH, and various foundations. Dr. Bowden is named in Best Doctors in the US in the area of mood disorders. He is recognized in Thomson Reuter’s “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2014”. Honorees were the scientists who ranked in the top 1 percent by citations of their published work in 21 broad fields between 2002 and 2012. Dr. Bowden is one of 100 scientists worldwide recognized in the Psychiatry/psychology category.