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Dr. Cowen was born and raised in Louisiana and has practiced medicine in Thibodaux, LA since 1995. After graduating from LSU in 1987 (Geaux Tigers!) he attended medical school at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, graduating with an M.D. in 1991. After serving as an intern in Internal Medicine for a year in Shreveport, he began a residency for specialty training at UAB in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Cowen was honored to serve as Chief Resident in his final year of residency, completing the program in 1995. He is board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry, or better known as a "rehab doc") as well as Pain Management.

In Thibodaux, Dr. Cowen has had the pleasure of treating patients in both hospital and clinic settings. Along with a busy clinic practice, he was Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center for 21 years. From 2003 to 2005  he was the Medical Director of Banroft Rehabilitation Living Center, residential post-acute brain facilities in New Orleans and Covington, LA. He continues to serve as a Medical Director for the Spine Center of Excellence at Thibodaux Regional (outpatient) and has done so since it's inception in 2009.

In 2016, Dr. Cowen decided to focus his practice on the outpatient clinic setting, continuing to treat patients with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  He also performs a variety of injection procedures, including trigger point injections.

In 2013, Dr. Cowen became a Certified Life Care Planner and later a Certified Physician Life Care Planner, providing detailed reports describing likely future medical and other care needs for persons with both catastrophic and non-catastrophic injuries and medical conditions.  He has been asked to see patients and provide expert reports and testimony in multiple states across the country. He has also published and presented on this and other topics at multiple local and national conferences.

Dr. Cowen and the staff of the Cowen Clinic of Rehabilitation Medicine strive to treat our patients in a professional and respectful manner. Our goal is to provide quality and expert care. Dr. Cowen's background and experience described above can hopefully be of service to you and your loved ones.

Dr. Cowen renewed his 2020 Louisiana State Medical Society membership dues to ensure physician-led teams remain the number one choice in Louisiana. @LaMedSoc is your leading advocate for the medical profession before the Louisiana legislature, state agencies, licensing boards, and the judicial branch of government. To learn more or join today, visit