Dr. Rowe holds the title of Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is both the Chief of Vascular Surgery Service and newly appointed Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Residency. Dr. Rowe maintains an active vascular surgery practice at USC University and Children’s Hospital, while still maintaining his responsibilities at LAC+USC Medical Center.
Dr. Rowe received his Bachelor of Arts in Biophysics from the University of California Berkeley in 1987. After earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, he completed his surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 1996, he returned to USC as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, and subsequently completed a two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville Tennessee. In 1999, Dr. Rowe re-joined the faculty at USC, as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.
In recognition of Dr. Rowe's commitment to surgical education, he received the "Outstanding Leader in Surgical Education" Award by the Keck USC School of Medicine Medical Faculty Assembly in 2003, "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the Keck USC School of Medicine, Department of Surgery in 2001, and won the C.J. Berne Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 2000, 2004 and 2008 from the Surgical Residents of the USC Department of Surgery.
Dr. Rowe is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualifications in Vascular Surgery and has specialty training in endovascular surgery. He is a member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Western Vascular Society, Peripheral Vascular Society, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and the Los Angeles Surgical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Distinguished Fellow of Society for Vascular Surgery. He has held leadership positions in the Western Vascular, Southern California Vascular, and Los Angeles Surgical societies and currently serves as the Membership Chairman for the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr Rowe has contributed to the surgical literature with over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and textbook chapters. He has made numerous scientific presentations at local, regional and national society meetings. He serves as the senior editor for the Vascular Section of the E-medicine online textbook. His major research interests include lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vascular access for hemodialysis and traumatic vascular injuries.
Dr. Rowe donates time as a missionary surgeon in Honduras.