Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

219 Patient Ratings
166 Patient Comments

Glen M. Bowen, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Glen M. Bowen, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. At the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Bowen is the clinical director of the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program and collaborates with physicians in plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology to provide a coordinated treatment plan for all forms of skin cancer. He is board certified in dermatology and fellowship trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, a form of surgery with very high cure rates for skin cancer while minimizing the size of the surgical defects. He has special expertise in treating melanoma of the face, scalp, and neck and is actively involved in research to decrease the surgical consequences of treating melanoma.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.9
Time doctor spent with me
4.8
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.9
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.5
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 27, 2014

Dr.Bowen came highly recommended. That put me at ease and was reassuring. He was kind and seemed meticulous.

March 25, 2014

Can't think of a thing for improvement.

March 24, 2014

Dr. Bowen and his assistants were extremely kind, attentive and explained the procedure carefully.

March 22, 2014

All of your staff were excellent and should be commended.

March 17, 2014

outstanding

March 16, 2014

Dr Bowen is the best doctor I've ever had. His bedside manner is the best in the business. He truly cares about each and every patient.

March 15, 2014

I had told them I was nervous and they gave me a Valium which helped a great deal. DR. Bowen was wonderful he explained everything. He and his nurse took excellent care of me, they made sure my head was numb and that I was comfortable during the entire procedure. Thank you so much!

March 10, 2014

Dr Bowen was great, skill in doing the procedure as well as being fun to work with. I have already recommended him to those who asked what happened to me.

March 06, 2014

Very good and reassuring experience considering the initial worry of cancer treatment.

March 01, 2014

I am glad I had specific and written instructions told to me. When my stitches were taken out, the operative site looked very good, according to Dr. Bowen. Thank you for letting me come up and see the RN in your office last Friday, a day after the surgery. I was concerned about some things, and she assured me that everything looked fine.

February 24, 2014

Dr Bowen was very friendly, communicative and competent. Nurse assistant likewise. Great bedside manners!

February 24, 2014

I have already told several others about my experience, and the confidence I have in Dr. Bowen and those who are at the Huntsman Center.

February 20, 2014

His Video explaining the options was excellent - I appreciate his time to prepare it. He still went over what I needed to know in person, neither talking over my head nor condescending. He was not hurried or impatient.

February 09, 2014

Excellent in every way

January 25, 2014

Everything was outstanding and very professional.

January 24, 2014

Dr. Glen Bowen is absolutely the best. He is always professional, knowledgeable, caring and takes whatever time is needed in explaining any questions I have in a very clear manner.

January 19, 2014

Dr Bowen put me a ease immediately and kept me informed of what he was doing all through the procedure. I felt I was in excellent care at all times!

January 13, 2014

My care providers were a real Class Act. If I hear anyone needing the treatment I received, they will be giving you a call.

January 11, 2014

Dr. Bowen and staff are a class act. They invited my wife in with me to observe my surgery. She is telling everyone what happened and is extremely happy that she was able to be there. From my favorite music to the Outstanding safe feeling I had throughout the procedure, I want to say "Thank You."

January 06, 2014

Could have used a written form for the various skin conditions that were not of concern. Something that would maybe show a photo of a typical condition with the name and a brief explanation.

January 03, 2014

Dr. Bowman and his PA were outstanding. I was very impressed with both of them and am very pleased I chose to come to the Huntsman Center rather than having the procedure done with my local Dermatologist.

December 29, 2013

Thanks to Dr. Bowen, Amberlee, and Mark.

December 19, 2013

Doctor spoke to both me and my husband when explaining the procedure and what to expect. By including my husband in the conversation it made the process easier to understand and made him more confident in the doctors ability.

December 19, 2013

dr Bowen is an excellent doctor & very thorough with his patients care

December 15, 2013

I have been going to Dr. Glen Bowen for many years. He is always so professional, friendly and knows his business. His explanations are crystal clear.

December 14, 2013

Excellent

December 13, 2013

I really like Dr. Bowen. He is personable, caring, obviously well trained, and I TRUST him.

December 11, 2013

Very quick appointment. Appreciate the lack of wait time, but spent longer getting dressed and undressed than I did with the physician. He seems to be thorough however.

December 07, 2013

the best clinic experience I've ever had. from the time I arrived to the time I left I felt very cared for. Everyone communicated with me right down to the last detail. exceptional experience.

December 06, 2013

Dr. Bowen is particularly good at explaining things using metaphors that are easy to remember ("it's a like a fried egg"). Going back to my initial visit, it was also very helpful to have a video that explained what I have that I could watch and then rewatch later online, and that my wife even watched. I'm sure it saves him and his nurse a lot of time having to explain the same thing to dozens of patients, but in addition I think it's actually a better way to do.

November 25, 2013

The doctor was a bit brusque with his delivery and the amount of time spent with me. But actually I expect that he had other people to deal with and other things to do and just wanted to get back to working on other matters - the nurse, assistant was excellent and covered everything, so he was really just repeating what she had said. Sometimes it is just nice to hear everything from the doctor. But over all the care, the treatment, the concern - just everything - was excellent. Some of the best health care

November 25, 2013

Dr. Bowen is the best truely cares for his patients and their well being... Sincerely Thank You Dr. Bowen Bill and Catherine

November 25, 2013

I would say I was in the best care. Dr. Glen Bowen I would recomened to anyone. He is the best! I feel blessed to have had my nurse and Doctor.

November 20, 2013

It was a good experience.

November 20, 2013

Dr. Bowen does an extraordinarily good job.

November 11, 2013

The care was very good in every manner.

November 11, 2013

I would recommend to everyone

November 05, 2013

perfect

October 29, 2013

Dr. Bowman and staff took very good care of me.

October 15, 2013

Very good

October 14, 2013

I really like Dr Bowman.I was a little disappointedbecause he told me I would go to a plastic surgeon right after my surgery with him. I was later told this was not always the caseand I was disappointed since I had been planning on that happening. In the end it all worked out just fine

October 07, 2013

Dr. Bowen performed a shave biopsy. He injects the numbing medication very slowly which minimizes the sting. I thought he was still injecting and it turned out the tissue for the biopsy had already been taken. Very slick.

October 04, 2013

A+

September 20, 2013

Dr. Bowen and staff have an outstanding reputation here in Elko and he and the rest of the staff surpass even what I had heard.

September 20, 2013

All three people who worked on me (Dr. Bowen, Stephanie and Mark) were very informative and friendly.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Bowen and is staff have always been the best for anything we were concerned with.

September 03, 2013

I have a great amount of confidence in Dr. Bowen. He seemed very busy, but also spent the necessary time to answer all questions and concerns.

September 02, 2013

Excellent!!

August 21, 2013

I am very impressed with Dr. Bowen and his ability and his attentiveness and concern.

August 19, 2013

Bad,bad,bad location!

August 16, 2013

All very good

August 12, 2013

Everything was outstanding

August 12, 2013

Glenn is the best doctor I have ever worked with. He is an expert in his field but also is caring, compassionate and has stellar bed side manner. His jokes aren't too bad either.

August 09, 2013

My comments in the question before relate to my lower scores in this section.

August 05, 2013

Dr. Bowen is clearly passionate and extremely knowledgable about his craft! I felt very comfortable with the info and treatment plan I was given!

August 05, 2013

Great doctor, one of the best I've been with. Took the time to make me feel comfortable with my new diagnosis. He was very friendly and I never felt rushed

August 04, 2013

good

July 09, 2013

very good

July 02, 2013

he was very caring and thoughtful to my father. he talked loud enough for my father to hear him. he answered all of our questions and let us know what concerns we need to have if they come up.

July 01, 2013

Everyone was great.

July 01, 2013

Dr Bowen is great!

June 26, 2013

Couldn't have been better.

June 24, 2013

I LOVED my experience with dr. Bowen. He was so funny and made me feel comfortable. He was soo gentle when he started the procedure and all the way through. He took good care of me. Very good bedside manners!! I loved his nurse as well. Made me feel comfortable and provided me with the things I needed. Very impressed!

June 24, 2013

Dr. Bowen is very good but very busy.

June 24, 2013

Add EXCELLENT to your survey !!!!!!

June 18, 2013

Amazing surgical experience - almost pain-free!! Provider did not rush through it, was caring, and focused.

June 14, 2013

best ever hospital care

June 04, 2013

The doctor was patient and caring and took all the time needed to answer questions. The assistant was also the same. I was very pleased at the time they both took to go over everything and all questions I asked.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Bowen was excellent and put me at ease.

May 15, 2013

Liked the video he made that explained about my condition. I finally understood what was going on. He answered my questions very well.

May 13, 2013

dr. Bowen and his entire staff were amazing. He explained everything, was kind and funny, and listened to me when my initial eye dressing was aggravating. the nurses and medical assistants were also very good.

May 03, 2013

Excellent experience

April 29, 2013

Glen Bowen is excellent.

April 22, 2013

Dr. Bowen is not only a great surgeon, but an excellent communicator and also, lots of fun.

April 13, 2013

Everyone seemed very concerned with my problem, spent time explaning details, kept me informed as the process progressed. I was expressed with the care I received.

March 28, 2013

excellent experience

March 23, 2013

I was impressed with how well the staff/dr worked together. Especially that Dr Bowen thanked his staff each time he left the room. I could tell they have an excellent working relationship.

March 19, 2013

Everything top notch. Grateful for the world class care. Dr. Bowen looked at a second spot where I had a concern and also took care of it while I was there.

March 18, 2013

very satisfactory

March 18, 2013

all in all very good experience.

March 01, 2013

I am so impressed with Dr. Bowen. And, not only has he had EXTENSIVE training, and is extremely good at what he does, I loved his sense of humor which immediately put me, and my daughter, at ease.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Bowen is a very competent, caring, meticulous physician and I have already recommended him to friends.

February 20, 2013

I had an excellent experience. Dr. Bowen is friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about his area of expertise. I will most certainly recommend him.

February 20, 2013

My visit with Dr Bowen was the best experience with a doctor I've ever had. He was cordial, attentive, patient and efficient. I was completely at ease for the entire visit. I'm confident in the care I received.

February 18, 2013

I am very pleased with my treatment at Huntsman.

February 11, 2013

The care providers were very responsive and I was very pleased with the care they provided. They did great work.

January 28, 2013

The care provider worked hard to be sure that I was informed about the procedure and what to expect.

January 26, 2013

Dr Bowen has alway been friendly, vheerful and very knowledgable and explains everything in an understandable manner

January 23, 2013

This was my first experience with Dr Bowen. He is probably one of the best doctors I have ever seen especially in relation to bedside manner, explaining my condition with analogies that made perfect sense, spending a good amount of time with me until I completely understood the information he was giving me, and showing genuine concern for my situation.

January 22, 2013

Dr. Bowen is awesome.

January 11, 2013

Dr. Bowen is great.

December 31, 2012

was not put on an antibiotic for the surgery. Ended up going to an instacare due to this because office was closed.

December 18, 2012

I could not be more pleased with my treatment.

December 15, 2012

Dr. Bowen is my hero..... I wish ALL doctors had his level of skill, caring and professionalism.

December 10, 2012

Love Dr. Bowen, won't see anyone else.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Bowman & his assistance: Annette did a great job of explaining all the details with me and my wife.

November 26, 2012

Glenn and Mark are amazing! Truly great docs

November 19, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Bowen and his staff without reservation

November 16, 2012

I was tired when I got home Monday night, and with sections of the wound care sheet crossed out, and other instructions written in, I was a little confused reading it. Was that my brain or the sheet?! Did appreciate the highlighting on the sheet.

November 13, 2012

All good

November 12, 2012

I like and trust Dr. Bowen and I have full confidence in the way he is treating my condition. His attitude and way of explaining etc. puts me very much at ease.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Bowen took the time to show me a picture of a basal cell carcinoma and described in a creative and understandable way the difference between basal cell and melanoma. Also enjoyed the music.

October 29, 2012

I have complete confidence in Dr. Bowen and am so grateful that I get to see him every six months so that another skin cancer doesn't grow undetected.

October 29, 2012

I would always choose Huntsman Cancer Institute

October 23, 2012

I have heard great things and high recommendations for Dr. Bowen...and I am so relieved that he is my doctor, and he immediately put me at ease. I am just grateful to have the melanoma on my cheek an easy one to treat, and that it is just on the surface. I was so impressed with the video as well.

October 16, 2012

The BEST!!!

October 15, 2012

one of the best!!!!!!!!!!!

October 15, 2012

They seemed to be backed up and in a hurry later in the day - i was there a total of 6 hours

October 10, 2012

Dr Bowen is great. He takes good care of me

October 05, 2012

covered all the basses as far as I could tell

October 04, 2012

Dr. Bowen is nothing short of extraordinary!

October 01, 2012

Very personable, and aswered questions very well thank you

September 29, 2012

Dr. Bowen was great!

September 28, 2012

Dr. Bowen is an outstanding physician and has excellent interpersonal skills

September 17, 2012

No one compares to Glenn, he is amazing. He is an expert at what he does, not only in being a doctor but in being a compassionate and caring individual.

September 10, 2012

My doctor and nurse were very friendly. They explained everything very well and made me feel very comfortable.

September 06, 2012

As usual, great care from Dr. Bowen. ALways clear, thoughful, spends time despite the fact that he is very busy, answers all questions, thoughtful. Excellent

August 27, 2012

I'm glad I picked this surgeon and facility. I already knew that HCI had a great reputation and I found it to be well deserved. I was treated very well.

August 27, 2012

If I recommend Dr. Bowen to my friends and family, it will just take longer to get an appointment with him in the future!

August 22, 2012

I would definitely recommend Dr. Bowen and staff to anyone experiencing skin cancer problems.

August 17, 2012

I am very pleased with everything about the care I am being given.

August 06, 2012

I was very nervous and it did make me feel better to be able to have my husband go in with me. Also the doctor turned on music of my choice to calm/distract me from pain, procedure.

August 03, 2012

I was very pleased with my provider. I would highly recommend him.

July 23, 2012

Needless to say, I travel from Las Vegas to Huntsman for the care I receive. I have always been more than satisfied .

June 11, 2012

Very good

June 11, 2012

Glen Bowen is one of the nicest and competent physicians I know.

June 09, 2012

Good experience! (as usual)

June 05, 2012

Very impressive and professional staff

June 04, 2012

All excellent -fast, efficient

May 11, 2012

Dr Bowen is a great doctor and person.

May 08, 2012

We love Dr. Bowen and consider ourselves very fortunate to have him as our physician!

May 01, 2012

Outstanding as always, this time seemed a bit in a hurray, but no big deal....

April 27, 2012

Exceptional care given to myself and my spouse in every aspect of my surgery. Detailed explanation of surgical procedure given, demeanor of Dr. Bowen was friendly, reassuring, caring and competent. Took plenty of time answering each and every question in a detailed way. I am thankful for his expertise and care.

April 26, 2012

Dr Bowen did great work! He could have been more specific while cutting about what he was taking out, size and scope. The was a big suprize once it was over.

April 26, 2012

Dr. Bowen make you very comfortable in his presents. I would recommend him to anybody.

April 25, 2012

Dr Bowen and his assistant were very pleasant, informative and friendly in this stressful situation.

April 25, 2012

Dr. Bowen is THE best!

April 25, 2012

Not only did Dr. Bowen's staff take excellent care of Sam but we ran into Dr. Andtbacka who had done the original surgery and he walked over to Dr. Bowen's section to shake Sam's hand and talk with him. So wonderful and reassuring!

April 24, 2012

Dr. Bowen and Mark Hyde are my lifesavers. They are perfection personified.

April 20, 2012

I consider Dr. Bowen to be the very best. It isn't necessary to my satisfection, but I like him very much, too.

April 17, 2012

Dr. Bowman, Mark (Physician Assistant) and Nancy (nurse) did a great job covering the points noted in this survey!

April 12, 2012

Since my procedure at the Huntsman I have recommended the surgeons there to several people. I also told them how well I was taken care of .

April 10, 2012

Dr Bowen is great. He listens and responds to anything I ask or share.

March 21, 2012

The doctor is very caring and answered every question that I had, (and I had 8 or 10 of them all written down). He discussed my treatment in detail to me. He also is more than willing to work with me in scheduling my appoinments since I live 250 miles away out of state.

March 21, 2012

The care provider was extremely friendly and efficient. I really felt that she cared about my comfort and peace of mind.

March 20, 2012

There were alot of words that I didn't understand but guessed what they meant because my condition has been on going for a long time and I know most of the treatments.

March 01, 2012

There was no cancer found in the first Mohs sample, so it leaves me wondering if I really needed this procedure at all!! I understand that it's better to be safe than sorry, but it's frustrating to now carry a scar, wondering if I really needed it. I felt like there was not a good discussion of the alternative of not receiving any treatment at this time. Everything seem strongly pushed towards having this procedure no matter what.

February 29, 2012

Didn't have the need for a care giver

February 28, 2012

Everything was explained in language I could understand and any questions were immediately answered

February 28, 2012

Dr. Bowen did an excellent job!

February 17, 2012

I have been seen by Dr Bowen AND pa hYDE MANY TIME i ALWAYS LEAVE FEELING WELL TAKEN CARE OF

February 16, 2012

Dr. Bowen took time with me, was interested in my past history and treatment, and answered all questions my daughter and I had for him.

February 15, 2012

good

February 14, 2012

Dr. Bowen and staff are always excellent

February 09, 2012

Dr. Bowen has bee treating me for several years with a recurring cancer on my face. He has given me the best care possible. He is good for follow-up every six months and reminds me if I have a problem, to let him know and he will get me right in. I feel a sense of peace knowing I am in such capable hands.

February 07, 2012

No medications, no follow-up

February 07, 2012

Dr. Bowen is very funny and makes me laugh. It is nice to laugh when your getting a biopsy.

February 01, 2012

Excellent in every aspect!

January 31, 2012

I appreciated his explanation of BCC and melanoma both of which I have had experience.

January 26, 2012

all went well

January 19, 2012

I , as a Veterianarian understood everything, but the way he explained it to my boyfriend was very well explained

January 18, 2012

Dr. Bowen always takes whatever time is needed to listen to my concerns. He makes sure I completely understand what treatment(s) are needed. He is very professional, friendly, caring and thorough.

January 12, 2012

Very personal and friendly atmosphere with staff and doctor. Would highly recommend to other persons looking for quality care...

January 10, 2012

I have recommended Dr Bowen to others

January 10, 2012

Already do recommend the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr Bowen too.

January 10, 2012

excellent rapport between M.D. and patient , also an M.D.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Lentigo Maligna Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Melanoma

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-0197 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Glen Bowen, MD, a dermato-oncologist, is co-director of Huntsman Cancer Institute's Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic and director of Melanoma Patient Care Services. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

In addition to staffing clinics for melanoma and cutaneous lymphoma patients, Bowen performs skin cancer surgery, including Mohs micrographic surgery, the most precise method of skin cancer removal, which minimizes the chance of cancer regrowth and lessens scarring. He also conducts clinical trials that test novel medical and surgical treatments for skin cancer.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship University of Michigan
Fellow
Fellowship University of Michigan
Fellow
Residency University of Michigan
Dermatology
Resident
Internship Boston University
Intern
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Utah State University
English major, Chemistry minor
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Hyde MA, Hadley ML, Tristani-Firouzi P, Goldgar D, Bowen G(2012)A randomized trial of the off-label use of imiquimod, 5%, cream with vs without tazarotene, 0.1%, gel for the treatment of lentigo maligna, followed by conservative staged excisions.  Archives of Dermatology, 148(5),592-6
  2. Bowen AR, Thacker BN, Goldgar DE, Bowen G(2011)Immunohistochemical staining with Melan-A of uninvolved sun-damaged skin shows features characteristic of lentigo maligna.  Dermatologic Surgery Online, 37(5),657-63
  3. Bowen GM, Bowen AR, Florell S(2011)Lentigo maligna: one size does not fit all.  Archives of Dermatology, 147(10),1211-3
  4. Goodson AG, Florell SR, Hyde M, Bowen GM, Grossman (2010)Comparative analysis of total body and dermatoscopic photographic monitoring of nevi in similar patient populations at risk for cutaneous melanoma.  Dermatologic Surgery Online, 36(7),1087-98
  5. McKenna JK, Florell SR, Goldman GD, Bowen G(2006)Lentigo maligna/lentigo maligna melanoma: current state of diagnosis and treatment.  Dermatologic Surgery, 32(4),493-504

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