Meet Dr. Cowan


Dr. John Cowan is a board certified dermatologist.

He is a native of Somerset, KY. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of the Cumberlands (formerly Cumberland College) in Williamsburg, KY, he attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (the highest honor which can be bestowed upon a medical student). He then completed an internship at New York University Department of Internal Medicine and went on to receive his dermatology training at the prestigious Emory University Department of Dermatology in Atlanta, GA. During his final year of residency, he was elected chief resident. At Emory, he was exposed to all aspects of dermatology including extensive training in advanced surgical techniques including grafts, flaps and other complicated surgical closures. Furthermore, he received outstanding training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, laser treatments and cosmetic procedures.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Cowan has presented at the national American Academy of Dermatology meeting and was awarded the Donald C. Abele Symposium award. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology and the University of Louisville Department of Family Practice serving to educate future dermatologists and family physicians. 

In his spare time, Dr. Cowan enjoys being outdoors spending time with his family (wife Amy and twins, Jack and Kate). He also enjoys traveling, raising chickens/hobby farming, watersports and cheering on his favorite college team, the Kentucky Wildcats.

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