Robert A Cowles MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics) and of Organization Department

Biographical Info

Robert A. Cowles, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Cowles obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree at Temple University. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and spent two additional years pursuing laboratory research which was supported by a training grant from the NIH and by a research grant from the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Cowles then obtained his pediatric surgery training at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Cowles practices the full range of pediatric surgery with specific expertise and interest in the care of children with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver and biliary tree. He currently co-manages patients with short gut syndrome and intestinal failure as part of a multidisciplinary team.

He has been a Program Director of Pediatric Surgery Fellowships both in New York and now at Yale University with an interest in competency in surgical education.

Dr. Cowles directs a research laboratory focused on the neural control of intestinal adaptation and neural processes involved in recovery from intestinal injury.

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Education & Training

Temple University School of Medicine (1995)
University of Michigan, General Surgery (1995 - 1998)
Research Fellowship
University of Michigan, Surgery (1998 - 2000)
University of Michigan, General Surgery (2000 - 2002)
Clinical Fellowship
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pediatric Surgery (2002 - 2004)
Board Certification
Pediatric Surgery, Board Certified  (2006)

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