University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Tavis Cowan, M.D.
Tavis Cowan, M.D.

Tavis Cowan, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Tavis.Cowan@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-847-1170
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Medical Center - Urgent Care, 790 College Parkway, Fanny Allen Campus, Colchester, VT 05446

Education

1997 – 2000   Family Practice Residency
1999 – 2000   Chief Resident
                       University of North Dakota, Minot Center for Family Medicine
                       Minot, North Dakota

1993 – 1997   MD, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
                       Portland, Oregon

1992 – 1993   Post-Baccalaureate, Oregon State University
                      Corvallis, Oregon

1996 – 1990   BS- History (with Highest Honors), Oregon State University
                       Corvallis Oregon

Academic Interests

Community Health, Health Promotion
Sports/Wilderness Medicine
Acute/Emergency Care
Aerospace Medicine
Addiction Medicine

Expertise

Community Health/Health Promotion
Sports/Wilderness Medicine
Acute/Emergency Care
Aerospace Medicine
Addiction Medicine

Academic Appointments

2010-present  Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Research Grants

2012 - 2013  Improving Adolescent Health Care:  Health Improvement Directed Activities for Medicaid-Eligible Children/Youth 
                     (VCHIP); personal focus on adolescent prescription drug abuse/prevention.

2013 - 2014  Improving Child and Adolescent Health Care: Operationalizing and Disseminating Health Improvement for Medicaid-
                     Eligible Children (VCHIP); personal focus on clinical transitions of care, improving practices to optimize quality and
                     timing of care at different levels.

2014 - 2015  Improving Child and Adolescent Health Care: Operationalizing and Disseminating Health Improvement for Medicaid-
                     Eligible Children (VCHIP); personal focus on ongoing work on transitions of care with focus on developing training
                     programs for resident physicians. Also working on multidisciplinary/state-wide approach to transitions of care from
                     pediatric practices (medical home) to adult medical home.