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Karl F. Bowman, Jr., MD

Karl F. Bowman, Jr., MD

Sports Medicine

General Orthopedics

Triangle Region


Dr. Bowman is a native of Raleigh NC, completing both his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then pursued a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan where he served as chief resident during his senior year.

Dr. Bowman continued his training by completing a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine. Through his training he has served as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh Passion, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, the Pittsburgh marathon, and multiple high schools. Dr. Bowman has authored over 17 peer reviewed publications, 8 book chapters, and 40 national, regional and local presentations. He brings a wealth of knowledge on the diagnosis and management of sports medicine related injuries.

An avid runner and road cyclist, Dr. Bowman continues to compete regionally in road races and time trials. He is joined in Clayton and Smithfield by his wife and young children.

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  • Undergraduate: BS Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Medical School: Doctor of Medicine with Distinction, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopedic Association (AOA)
  • Orthopedic Research Society (ORS)

Dr. Bowman did an awesome job on both of my knees.

Eugenia B


Dr. Bowman has a great bedside manner. Very personable and thoughtful. He asks probing questions and takes your answers to heart and replies with intelligent answers. I can easily see why he is one of the highest rated doctors on WebMD and HealthGrades. I am thankful to have finally found a decent doctor that knows what he is doing.

Brad G


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