Grant Fowler, M.D.
Chair of Family Medicine
Grant C. Fowler, M.D., is the academic chair of Family Medicine at the Burnett School of Medicine as well as family medicine chairman and primary care service line chief for Acclaim Physician Group. This was the first joint hire between the two organizations. As Acclaim’s family medicine chairman and primary care service line chief, Dr. Fowler will be responsible for leading primary care service lines at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, which includes family medicine, community health and outpatient pediatrics. He also will collaborate with the director of the JPS family medicine residency program – the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation – to align the educational experience between undergrad and graduate medical education. Dr. Fowler, an expert in geriatric and sports medicine, served as vice chair of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Family and Community Medicine beginning in 1998. He also served as interim chief or assistant chief of family medicine and director of family medicine inpatient service at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston since 1991. Additionally, Dr. Fowler was residency director for the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Family Practice Program from 1991 to 1998. Clinically, Dr. Fowler practiced full-scope family medicine in the Texas Medical Center and in the Harris Health System from 1990 until 2017. This means he performed cardiac exercise stress testing, colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopies, vasectomies, dermatologic procedures, joint injections, etc. while also supervising residents with deliveries. He also regularly made rounds and took call at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Hospital.
Dr. Fowler is a National Merit Scholar graduate of Rice University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon receiving his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Houston McGovern Medical School, he completed his residency at UT Houston Memorial Family Practice.
- Certificate of Management from the University of Houston at Clear Lake
- Board certified in Clinical Lipidology
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His current research and teaching interests focus on Preventative Medicine including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and procedures. He also has an interest in both Geriatrics and Primary Care Sports Medicine, being board certified in both (Certificate of Added Qualifications).
Dr. Fowler is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP), he has also completed two elected terms on the Board of Directors of the national Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. In addition, Dr. Fowler has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians. He served on the Executive Board of the Harris County Medical Society and was elected Chair of their Ethics Committee. His numerous honors include the 2016 Texas Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award, the 2017 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award and induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as an alumnus in 2015.
Author or co-author of over 100 articles, book chapters, and monographs, he has also served as an editor for several professional publications. Most recently, he revised and is the sole senior editor for the bestselling textbook from Mosby/ Saunders/ Elsevier, Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care.