Thomas C. Bower, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Vascular Surgeon
  3. Chair, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  2. Mesenteric ischemia
  3. Renal artery stenosis
  4. Takayasu's arteritis
  5. Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  1. Aortic root surgery
  • Complex open aortic reconstructions
  • Mesenteric and renal artery disease
  • Thoracoabdominal, paravisceral, pararenal and infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Treatment of infected aortic grafts
  • Treatment of unusual arteriopathies such as Takayasu arteritis

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1989
    Fellow - Vascular SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1987
    Resident - General SurgeryMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1982
    MDBaylor College of Medicine
  4. 1978
    BS - ChemistryUniversity of South Dakota

Certifications

  1. 1990
    Vascular SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery
  2. 1988
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    RecognitionCastle Connolly Top Doctors
  2. 2017
    RecognitionCastle Connolly Top Doctors
  3. 2016
    Qualified AffiliateUnited Health Council
  4. 2016
    Recognized by America's Most HonoredAmerica's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 5%
  5. 2016
    RecognitionCastle Connolly Top Doctors
  6. 2015
    Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Vascular SurgeryCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  7. 2013
    Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Vascular SurgeryCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  8. 2013
    2013 Central High School Hall of FameCentral High School
  9. 2012
    2012 Teacher of the Year in Vascular SurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  10. 2012
    Teacher of the Year Hall of FameMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  11. 2011
    Teacher of the Year in Vascular SurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  12. 2009
    Kipling's Who's WhoKipling's
  13. 2008
    Teacher of the Year in Vascular SurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  14. 2007
    Guide to America's Top SurgeonsSLD Industries, Inc.
  15. 2006
    Vascular Fellow Teacher of the Year (started 2006)Awarding Organization
  16. 2004
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors, Inc.
  17. 1998
    Teacher of the Year Award-Surgical SubspecialtyMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  18. 1984
    Howard K. Gray Travel Award (Most Outstanding Resident)Department of Surgery
  19. 1982
    Graduated with High HonorsBaylor College of Medicine
  20. 1982
    H.J. Ehlers Award in Surgery (Outstanding Fourth Year Medical Student)Baylor College of Medicine
  21. 1980
    Lulu B. Wheeler ScholarshipUniversity of South Dakota School of Medicine
  22. 1980
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  23. 1980
    Lyle Harrington ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  24. 1980
    Book Awards (outstanding medical student)Awarding Organization
  25. 1978
    Graduated Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of South Dakota
  26. 1974
    Presidential Alumni ScholarUniversity of South Dakota
  27. 1974
    Chemistry Award (outstanding chemistry student)University of South Dakota
  28. 1974
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  29. 1974
    Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  30.  
    Nomination for President of the Mayo Clinic Staff (twice)Mayo Clinic Staff, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    RepresentativeBoard of Directors, Society for Vascular Surgery
  2. 2016 - present
    Executive Committee MemberSociety for Vascular Surgery
  3. 2015 - 2016
    PresidentSociety for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Clinical Competency Committee
  5. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Residency, Clinical Competency Committee
  6. 2014 - 2015
    ChairMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Clinical Competency Committee
  7. 2014 - 2015
    ChairMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Residency, Clinical Competency Committee
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Program Evaluation Committee
  9. 2014 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Residency, Program Evaluation Committee
  10. 2014 - present
    FellowAmerican Surgical Association
  11. 2013 - 2015
    Vice President/President-ElectSociety for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  12. 2013 - present
    ChairData Safety Monitoring Board
  13. 2012
    Co-ChairInfectious Diseases Society of America
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberNorthern Plains Vascular Society
  15. 2012 - present
    Co-ChairSubcommittee on Infection of nonvalvular surgically implantable cardiovascular devices, Infectious Disease Society of America
  16. 2011 - 2012
    MemberVascular Chairs Committee, Society for Vascular Surgery
  17. 2011
    Senior ExaminerAmerican Board of Surgery
  18. 2010 - 2013
    TreasurerSociety for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  19. 2010 - present
    MemberSurgical Administrative Committee, Department of Surgery
  20. 2010 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  21. 2009
    Senior ExaminerAmerican Board of Surgery
  22. 2008
    Senior ExaminerAmerican Board of Surgery
  23. 2008
    Examination WriterAmerican Board of Surgery
  24. 2008 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  25. 2007 - 2010
    CouncilorSociety for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  26. 2007
    Honorary MemberVascular Society of Southern Africa
  27. 2007 - present
    ChairTriage and Access Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  28. 2006 - 2009
    Executive Council MemberMidwestern Vascular Surgical Society
  29. 2006 - 2007
    ChairBylaws Committee, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  30. 2006
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Surgery
  31. 2004 - 2011
    ChairEducation Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  32. 2004 - 2007
    MemberBylaws Committee, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  33. 2004 - present
    MemberGonda Vascular Center Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  34. 2003 - present
    Distinguished FellowSociety for Vascular Surgery
  35. 2001 - 2002
    MemberSurgical Operations Subcommittee, Surgical Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  36. 2000
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Surgery
  37. 2000 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Surgery
  38. 2000 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  39. 1997 - 2010
    MemberAssociation of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery
  40. 1996 - 2001
    Executive Committee MemberInternational Union of Angiology
  41. 1996 - 2000
    Vice PresidentNorth American Chapter, International Union of Angiology
  42. 1996 - 1997
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  43. 1996 - 1997
    CouncilorMayo Clinic Staff, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  44. 1994 - 1995
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Surgery
  45. 1993 - 2005
    Surgical Director7 Mary Brigh ICU, Saint Marys Hospital
  46. 1993 - 2002
    MemberIntensive Care Unit Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  47. 1993 - 1997
    MemberSurgical Management Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  48. 1993 - 1995
    MemberInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  49. 1993 - 1994
    AdvisorFirst-Year Medical Students, Undergraduate Education Committee, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  50. 1993 - 1994
    MemberHospital Management Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  51. 1993 - 1994
    MemberOperating Room On-time Start Team
  52. 1993
    MemberHospital Planning Committee, Department of Surgery
  53. 1993 - present
    MemberSociety for Vascular Surgery
  54. 1992
    MemberFourth Year Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Education Committee, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  55. 1992
    MemberOutcomes Assessment Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  56. 1992 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  57. 1991
    MemberRemodeling/Restructuring Task Force, Intensive Care Unit, Mary Brigh Building
  58. 1991
    MemberSurgical Research Committee, Department of Surgery
  59. 1990 - 2003
    MemberAmerican Association for Vascular Surgery
  60. 1990 - 1999
    ChairQuality Assurance Committee, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
  61. 1990 - 1993
    ChairQuality Assurance Committee, Department of Surgery
  62. 1990 - 1992
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Surgery
  63. 1990 - 1991
    Co-ChairSurgical Case Review Committee, Department of Surgery
  64. 1990 - 1991
    MemberQuality Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  65. 1990 - present
    MemberVascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (formerly the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society)
  66. 1990 - present
    MemberMidwestern Vascular Surgical Society
  67. 1989 - 2014
    MemberInternational Union of Angiology
  68. 1989 - 1992
    MemberUndergraduate Education Committee, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  69. 1989 - 1990
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  70. 1989
    MemberSurgical Research Committee, Department of Surgery
  71. 1989 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  72. 1989 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  73. 1981 - 2003
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  74.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  75.  
    MemberSurgical Technology Advisory Committee, Minnesota Riverland Technical College, Rochester
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