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William E. Bowman, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the removal of bone and soft tissue tumors. His expertise involves diagnosing and treating benign and malignant lesions in bone and soft tissue of the limbs and chest, and using advanced limb salvage techniques to restore form and function following tumor resection.Dr. Bowman's clinical expertise includes adult joint reconstructive surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder. The goal of joint reconstruction is long-term pain relief and improved mobility for people living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint-related conditions and injuries. When possible, Dr. Bowman uses minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, that have been shown to result in shorter recovery times. Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Bowman spent 30 years in private practice. Prior to that, he served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy for three years and was stationed on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.Dr. Bowman earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic.He is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, and Western Orthopaedic Association. He has been recognized numerous times as a Top Doctor in San Diego Magazine's “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey.Dr. Bowman and his wife have been married for over 40 years. They are both avid sailors and have clocked more than 20,000 miles. The couple has two adult children.

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He is a genius. A brilliant surgeon with a top notch staff. And I know from experience and the tremendous work he did on my arm.
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William E. Bowman, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the removal of bone and soft tissue tumors. His expertise involves diagnosing and treating benign and malignant lesions in bone and soft tissue of the limbs and chest, and using advanced limb salvage techniques to restore form and function following tumor resection.Dr. Bowman's clinical expertise includes adult joint reconstructive surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder. The goal of joint reconstruction is long-term pain relief and improved mobility for people living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint-related conditions and injuries. When possible, Dr. Bowman uses minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, that have been shown to result in shorter recovery times. Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Bowman spent 30 years in private practice. Prior to that, he served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy for three years and was stationed on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.Dr. Bowman earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic.He is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, and Western Orthopaedic Association. He has been recognized numerous times as a Top Doctor in San Diego Magazine's “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey.Dr. Bowman and his wife have been married for over 40 years. They are both avid sailors and have clocked more than 20,000 miles. The couple has two adult children.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    University Michigan

    Completed in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    UC San Francisco, School of Medicine

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy