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Dr. Robert Bowen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, and fellowships in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at West Virginia University. He has been in private practice in Martinsburg since 1984. Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, a Department of Berkeley Medical Center. He is the former Medical Director of the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine and the Medical Director of his Cosmetic Medicine & Body Contouring private practice.

Dr. Bowen is one of the first physicians in the United States to be Fellowship-trained in Aesthetic Medicine. This fellowship, the Aesthetic Anti-Aging Fellowship of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), provides comprehensive, expert, and hands-on training in aesthetic medicine techniques. Dr. Bowen is trained in cosmetic BOTOX injection, dermal fillers and facial sculpting, laser and light treatments, vein therapy, chemical peels, medical-grade skin care and body contouring.

The A4M fellowship program is accredited by the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the Ageless Aesthetic Institute, visit and for more information.

Dr. Bowen is board certified in cosmetic laser surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery.  He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), an organization providing important worldwide leadership in laser research, education, technology and clinical knowledge.

Dr. Bowen has helped educate and train other physicians from all over the United States and several foreign countries in aesthetic procedures, including plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

Dr. Bowen is also a member of the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association (ACCMA), a group of scientists, physicians, and nurse-practitioners that work together to discover and become experts at the best uses of cell biology to improve health and beauty through methods such as stem cells, peptides, glycosaminoglycans, retinoic acid, platelet-rich fibrin matrix, and hormones.

Personally, Dr. Bowen has actively used positive aging principles in his career as a sprinter and track coach. He has competed around the world and has worked with world-class athletes and the coaches at UCLA and Auburn Universities. He is a former national and world champion in distances from 100-400 meters and is the current world record holder in the 4×100 meter and 4×200 meter relay for men over 50.

Dr. Bowen’s Certifications and Boards:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Board Certified in Cosmetic Laser Surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (FASLMS)
  • Affiliate, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
  • Certified Professional Member of the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
  • RVPI, Register Vascular Physician Interpreter
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Fellow, American Academy of Chest Physicians (FCCP)

Carolyn Duca Bowen, MSW

Practice Administrator

Leading the Team along with Dr. Bowen, Carolyn sets the tone of the practice — fun, friendly and professional. From making sure we’ve always got fresh flowers (and coffee!), to seeing to it that we are up to date and current on best practices, Carolyn helps keep us at the top of our collective game.

Carolyn previously worked as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, then as a culinary professional. Soon after marrying Dr. Bowen, they together created The Center for Positive Aging, which in May 2014 re-opened as Dr. Robert Bowen: M.D. Specializing in Cosmetic Medicine & Body Contouring.

Angela Thorn

Director,  Patient Care Coordination

Angela comes to the practice with years of customer service and administrative experience and expertise. She is eager to answer patients’ questions and happy to share her own personal experiences of the products and services we offer.

When writing for the practice she loves to add a dab of personality and humor to our newsletters. That (more than) dab of personality also shines through as lots of smiles and laughter, tons of warmth and more than a few Disney tunes!