Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD

Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Cowden is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus, Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital.

750 E Beltline Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Contact Information

(616) 949-2600

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers
Corneal Diseases
more than 81% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Cowden does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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.


  • Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • St John Hospital And Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cowden has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cowden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cowden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cowden to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Cowden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Franklin, MI |
If it was not for Dr Cowden I could of lost my eye due to a fungus. Been with Dr Cowden for year and half now I highly recommend. He has done all 3 of my corneal transplants with out any problems.
in Holland, MI |
Very professional and answered all my questions. Felt reassured that he was the doctor I wanted to trust my eyes to.
in Grandville, MI |
Explained everything very clearly. Answered all of our questions.
London, LND |
Dr.Cowden is a very competent and professional doctor.
Holland, MI |
I felt everybody was there to help me and Dr. Cowden did a excellent job.
in Byron Center, MI |
Always businesslike ,knowledgable, and friendly.
Ada, MI |
Consummate professional, I knew I was in great hands the entire time. LASIK went smoothly, he talked me through the entire procedure, even the uncomfortable parts. Answered any and all questions I had immediately in both my pre- and post-op visits fully, completely, and immediately.
in Grand Rapids Mi |
Dr cowden provides a sense of confidence to patients and his competence is very evident at each stage of cataract surgery. I would highly recommend him.
in Otsego, MI |
Answered all of my questions and was very easygoing and comfortable to talk with about upcoming surgery.
Caledonia, MI |
I'm very happy with Dr. Cowden and the staff that took care of me.? I highly recommend Dr. Cowden
Grand Rapids, MI |
Very friendly, professional. I was surprised that my cataracts had grown so rapidly from about a year ago, but I am glad that the surgery is on the horizon.
in Spring Lake mi |
Best doctor and the staff is great. I would not trust my eyes to anyone else. Reputation for being the best in our area and they did not disappoint. My surgery result was awesome! And the contact between office and patient well done.
in Dorr, MI |
He is very professional but pleasant and has a staff to explain things simply.
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Hospitals where Dr. Cowden has admitting privileges

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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