Christian Andrew Bowers, MD | Albuquerque, New Mexico Translate
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Dr. Bowers is from the Intermountain West, having spent most of his youth in Salt Lake City and then attending the University of Denver on scholarship to play Division 1 soccer. The University of New Mexico was their big conference rival and he came to Albuquerque multiple times each year to play them and for the conference tournament. This intermountain region has always been home to him. He completed neurosurgical residency under Dr. William Couldwell at the University of Utah and received specialty training in skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery in Seattle prior to joining Westchester Medical Center in New York for the past 3 years. He has published over 40 scientific articles and given over 30 oral presentations on a wide variety of neurosurgical topics while winning numerous research awards, including the 2019 NREF Young Clinical Investigator Award, the 2015 AANS Synthes Skull Base Award, and the Resident Award for best talk at the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgery Meeting. Dr. Meic Schmidt, current chair for UNM Neurosurgery, brought him with him from Westchester to do neuro-oncology and skull base neurosurgery. The opportunity to come back home and rebuild a program with the wholehearted support from the University of New Mexico, the opportunity was too good to pass up on.

Personal Statement

I am a brain tumor and skull-base neurosurgeon. I treat and manage neoplasms of the brain and skull base. I am interested in minimally invasive approaches to brain tumor surgery. This involves using smaller incisions and smaller craniotomies to access deep lesions.

Providing care to the underserved is a huge part of my core beliefs so I started a Spanish-speaking clinic for the uninsured and underinsured population in New York. We have plans to set up a similar clinic here. People who are underinsured tend to present to the emergency room with problems that could have been dealt with years before if they had clinic access. Our biggest achievement of the past year was all the research we accomplished and helping Dr. Schmidt lead the neurosurgery service through a huge transition from the previous department.


Medical School
Georgetown University

Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Neurological Surgery
University of Utah Health

American Board of Neurological Surgery