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Infectious diseases, Primary care - internal medicine


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James F. Cowan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., is a practicing internal medicine and infectious disease physician who is dedicated to improving the delivery of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), infectious diseases and comprehensive primary care to patients in the USA and in resource-poor settings.

Dr. Cowan earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Dr. Cowan joined the UW faculty in 2013 and currently practices as an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Cowan's clinical interests include primary care, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Dr. Cowan enjoys partnering with patients to assess their health care needs and to jointly create an individualized care plan. 

Personal Interests

Dr. Cowan enjoys hiking, bicycling, backcountry skiing, running, sailing, reading and traveling.

Madison Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 2nd Floor West Clinic Seattle, WA 98104


AIDS care, Behavioral healthcare, HIV care, Infectious diseases

UW - Infectious Disease Fellowship

Fellowship, 2014, Infectious Disease

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Medical education, 2008

Harvard School of Public Health

Master Public Health, 2007, Public Health

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, General Internal Medicine

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, General Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Infectious Disease, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 2011, American Board of Internal Medicine