Michael Bowen, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and fellowship trained sleep medicine physician. He is a former active duty Navy psychiatrist who spent eight years treating 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 (B.A. 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, which he completed in July 2023. 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, through a lens of improving both quality of life and longevity. 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. He is also a believer in a wellness model of health and that there are benefits from the therapeutic process beyond just the diagnosis of disorders. Therapy can be a wonderful way to learn about oneself and benefit from new insights.
Outside of work, Dr. Bowen enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, hiking, and traveling.
Ohio State University College of Medicine (M.D.)
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Arizona Medical Board
American Academic of Sleep Medicine
American Psychiatric Association