Michael Bowen, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist who came to Phoenix in the summer of 2022 to begin a one-year sleep medicine fellowship. Prior to fellowship he was an active duty Navy psychiatrist serving primarily active duty Sailors and Marines in both the hospital and operational settings. His interest in sleep medicine stems from recognition in his practice that disruption in sleep is very common and represents an important focus of psychiatric treatment worthy of additional multidisciplinary training.
Dr. Bowen received his undergraduate training (A.B. degree in anthropology, NCAA Division I athlete/swimmer for four years) at Harvard College and completed his medical training at The Ohio State University College of Medicine (M.D. degree). He completed his psychiatry residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where in his final year he served as a chief resident. After four years of psychiatric practice post-residency training, he began a fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Bowen’s interests lie at the intersection of psychiatric illness, sleep, and daily functioning and performance. He is passionate about using all the tools of a psychiatric practice, including judicious use of medications, gaining understanding via psychodynamic principles, and utilizing tools from a cognitive-behavioral approach, to increase an individual’s functioning, decrease their distress, and achieve their goals. He believes this can best be achieved through an honest, collaborative therapeutic alliance and is excited for each opportunity to leverage his expertise to help a fellow human being.
Outside of work, Dr. Bowen enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, hiking, and traveling.