Richard Bowen, MD

Richard Bowen, MD

Director, Center for Sports Medicine

Specializes in:

Sports Medicine Surgery, Scoliosis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Arthrogryposis

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Dr. Richard Bowen is the Director of Clinical Operations, Center for Sports Medicine at Luskin Orthopedic Institute for Children, and the Co-Director, Scoliosis Center at Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children. He provides specialized orthopedic care for pediatric patients at Luskin Orthoapedic Institute for Children and the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital. Dr. Bowen received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine and completed his clinical fellowships at Children’s Orthoapedics of Atlanta / Scottish Rite Hospital (Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spinal Deformity Surgery) and Kaiser-Orange County Medical Center (Orthopedic Sports Medicine).

Education and Certifications

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004-present

Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2011-present


Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1997-1998

Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spinal Deformity Surgery, Children’s Orthopedics of Atlanta / Scottish Rite Hospital, 2001-2002

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Kaiser-Orange County Medical Center, 4/2010 – 7/2010


UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996-2001


UCLA Department of General Surgery, 1995-1996

Medical School

UCLA School of Medicine, 1991-1995


Clinical Professor, Clinical X Series, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2009–present

Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2014-present

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2004–present

Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), 2014-present

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), 2006–present

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), 2002–present

Awards and Recognition

Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors, 2018

Outstanding Resident Teacher of the Year, UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2012

POSNA Traveling Fellowship Recipient, 2008

Shriners Hospitals for Children Outcomes Research Mentorship Program award recipient, 2004–2005

Spinal Deformity Advancement Award recipient, Spinal Deformity Education Group, 2003–2004