Profile Photo of Dr. David Sowden, MD

Dr. David Sowden, MD http://d1ffafozi03i4l.cloudfront.net/img/prov/Y/W/2/YW2M2_w120h160.jpg Visit Healthgrades for information on Dr. David Sowden, MD. Find Phone & Address information, medical practice history, affiliated hospitals and more.

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 66

1818 Carew St Ste 160
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
OverviewExperienceHospital QualityPatient SatisfactionAppointments & Offices

Key things you need to know about
Dr. Sowden:

1

Dr. Sowden's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Dr. Sowden's Care Philosophy

Dr. Sowden's Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Sowden Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • See all 37 procedures

Conditions Dr. Sowden Treats

MoreGet the facts on Dr. Sowden

2

Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Parkview Regional Medical Center
11109 Parkview Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

MoreKnow where you'll be treated

Healthgrades

9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

3

Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Sowden

Healthgrades

8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

4

Appointments & Offices

Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Parkview First Care
Fort Wayne Cardiovascular Surgeons
1818 Carew St Ste 160
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
MoreSchedule an appointment
Healthgrades

7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

Directions to Dr. Sowden's Office

From:
To:

Find the Right Doctor For You.

  • Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Douglas Gray, MD
Cardiac Surgery
Same location as Dr. Sowden
Dr. David Lloyd, MD
Cardiac Surgery
Same location as Dr. Sowden
Dr. Peter Rossi, MD
Cardiac Surgery
Same location as Dr. Sowden
Dr. Joseph Greenlee III, MD
Cardiac Surgery
Same location as Dr. Sowden
Dr. John Stanford, MD
Cardiac Surgery
0.27 miles away
Dr. Joseph Ladowski, MD
Cardiac Surgery
8.19 miles away
Dr. Michael G. Moront, MD
Thoracic Surgery
88.1 miles away
Dr. John Csicsko, MD
Cardiac Surgery
8.17 miles away
Dr. Vincent Scavo Jr., MD
Cardiac Surgery
8.19 miles away
Dr. William Deschner, MD
Cardiac Surgery
8.19 miles away
The VideoCalloutContainer had no content.

© Copyright 2015 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Patent US Nos. 7,752,060 and 8,719,052. All Rights Reserved. 
Third Party materials included herein protected under copyright law.

Use of this website and any information contained herein is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

  1. Healthgrades

    10 Steps to Pick the Right Doctor

    Whether you need a primary care doctor or a specialist, these 10 steps will ensure you find the right doctor for you. View Slideshow

    Dr. Sowden's Experience

    Dr. Sowden's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    1
    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Segmentectomy, Open
    • Thoracentesis
    More
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    Less
    2
    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    More
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Less
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Sowden

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
    4

    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical University Of South Carolina
    Graduated in 1975

    Internship Hospital

    Greenville Hospital System
    Complete in 1976

    Residency Hospital

    Ohio State University
    Complete in 1980

    Fellowship Hospital

    Guys Hospital
    Complete in 1982
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Sowden & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Sowden's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Parkview Regional Medical Center where Dr. Sowden has admitting privileges:

    Viewing 1 of 1
    • Parkview Regional Medical Center

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Sowden

    Dr. David Sowden, MD
    Are you Dr. Sowden?
    Post a response on your personalized profile.

    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.1
    • 9 responses
    1 5 9

    4.1 out of 5

    Dr. Sowden's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.1 out of 5

    9 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    9 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.2 out of 5

    9 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    9 responses

    Experience with Dr. Sowden

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.1 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.1 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.1 out of 5

    9 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.1 out of 5

    9 responses

    How was your experience with Dr. Sowden?

    Provide feedback so others can make an informed decision.

  4. Recommended Reading
    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Sowden accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    More
    Less
    * Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

    Office Locations

    A
    Parkview First Care
    Fort Wayne Cardiovascular Surgeons
    1818 Carew St Ste 160
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    (260) 373-8350 (Office)
    Loading map...

    Know Before You Go

  5. How was your experience with Dr. Sowden?

    Help other patients, and let the doctor know how he's doing

    Dr. Sowden's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Experience with Dr. Sowden
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    Overall
    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sowden to family and friends*
    Tell Us About Yourself
    Your gender
       
    Confirm survey via email or text message*
    We'll just be sending you a link to confirm your survey.
     

    * Required

    By submitting this survey, you agree to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement.

    Submit Survey

    Your participation is kept confidential. Dr. Sowden and his staff will not know that you took the survey or the identity of any survey participants. By completing the survey, you acknowledge that you or a family member is or has been a patient of the provider. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.