Kent Jason Lowry, MD

 

 

 

Professional Certification

 

n     Wisconsin Medical License—Issued March, 2001

n     Missouri Medical License—Issued May, 2000.

Professional Organizations

 

n     American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Candidate Member:  February, 2001.

n     Mid-America Orthopedic Association
Candidate Member:  April, 2001.

Professional Training

 

1997 - Present    University of Missouri                              Columbia, MO

Residency:  Department of Orthopaedics

n     Rotations:  Hand, Trauma, Spine, Pediatric Orthopedics @ Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis, Arthroplasty, Sports Medicine/Shoulder, General Orthopedics.

1996 - 1997       University of Missouri                              Columbia, MO

Internship:  Department of Surgery

n     Rotations:  Trauma, Surgical Intensive Care, General Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Otolaryngology, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine.

Education

 

1992 - 1996       University of Missouri                              Columbia, MO

Doctor of Medicine—May, 1996

1987 - 1992       University of Missouri--Rolla                           Rolla, MO

Bachelor of Science/Mechanical Engineering—May 1992

Honors

 

Steve Olson Resident Research Award (2000)
Award for Outstanding Resident Research in Orthopaedics

Mizzou Orthopedic Student Award (1996)
Award for Outstanding Student Excellence in Orthopaedics

James L. Chapel Award (1994)
Award for Academic Achievement and Concern for Others

Magna Cum Laude (1992)
Mechanical Engineering

Tau Beta Pi (1991-1992)
Engineering Honor Society

Pi Tau Sigma (1991-1992)
Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Blue Key (1991-1992)
Leadership Honor Society

Kappa Mu Epsilon (1989-1990)
Mathematical  Honor Society, Treasurer

Publications

 

Lowry KJ, Tobia J, Kittle D, Burd TA, Gaines RW; “Postoperative Pain Control Using Epidural Catheters Following Anterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis,” Submitted to Spine, Accepted for publication, scheduled publication date:  June 01, 2001.

Lowry KJ, Kittle D, Gaines RW, Tobia J; “Postoperative Pain Control Using Epidural Catheters Following Short Segment Posterior Spinal Fusion,” Amer J Pain Mgmt, April 2001, Vol 11(2):  54-59.

Tobias JD, Gaines RW, Lowry KJ, Kittle D, Bildner C; “A dual epidural catheter technique to provide analgesia following posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis in children and adolescents,” Pediatric Anesthesia, 2001, Vol 11: 199-203.

Burd TA, Lowry KJ, Anglen JO, Day D, Hendricks KJ, “In Vitro Elution Characteristics of Tobramycin From Bioabsorbable Polycaprolcatone Beads,”  Accepted for publication by the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, September, 2000.

Hendricks KJ, Lane D, Burd TA, Lowry KJ, Day D, Phaup JG, Anglen JO; “Elution Characteristics of Tobramycin from Polycaprolactone in a Rabbit Model,” Accepted for publication by Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, December, 1999.

Burd TA, Lowry KJ, Stokesbary SJ, Allen WC, “Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Associated With Fibrous Dysplasia—A Case Report and Review of the Literature,” Accepted for publication by Orthopedics, September, 1999.

Lowry KJ, Gainor B, Hoskins JS; “Extensor Tendon Rupture Secondary to the AO/ASIF Titanium Distal Radius Plate Without Associated Plate Failure,” American Journal of Orthopedics.  2000; 29(10): 789-91.

Lowry KJ, Hamson KM, Bear L., Peng YB, Calaluce R, Evans ML, Anglen JO, Allen WC, "Polycaprolactone/glass Bioabsorbable Implant in a Rabbit Humerus Fracture Model," Journal of Biomedical Material Research;  vol 36:  536-541, 1997.

Presentations/Posters

 

Lowry KJ, Tobias J, Gaines RW, Postoperative Pain Control Using Dual Epidural Catheters Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis, Oral Presentation, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, Amelia Island, FL, April 21, 2001.

Lowry KJ, Tobias J, Burd TA, Gaines RW, Postoperative Pain Control Using Epidural Catheters Following Anterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis, Oral Presentation, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, Amelia Island, FL, April 21, 2001.

Hendricks KJ, Lane D, Burd TA, Lowry KJ, Day D, Phaup JG, Anglen JO; Elution Characteristics of Tobramycin from Polycaprolactone in a Rabbit Model.  Oral Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 28 – March 4, 2001.

Lowry KJ, Yingsakmonkol W, Gaines RW; Technique for Discectomy and Epidural Catheter Placement Using the Kaneda Anterior Scoliosis System,  Video Presentation, Scoliosis Research Society, Cairnes, Australia, October 13-21, 2000.

Burd TA, Lowry KJ, Hendricks KJ, Anglen JO, Allen WC; In Vitro Elution Characteristics of Tobramycin from Bioresorbable Polycaprolactone Beads:  A New Carrier for Local Antibiotic Delivery to Infected Wounds. Oral Presentation. 17th Annual Mid-America Orthopedic Association, South Hampton, Bermuda, April 14-18, 1999, Awarded the Dallas B. Phemister Prize for Excellence in Medical Writing.

Lowry KJ, Burd TA, Anglen JO, Day D; In Vitro Elution Characteristics of Tobramycin From Bioabsorbable Polylcaprolactone Beads. Oral Presentation.  The American Orthopedic Association, 32nd annual residents conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 12-14, 1999. 

Lowry KJ¸Gaines RW, Use of Epidural Catheters for Pain Relief in Thoracolumbar Spinal Reconstruction, Oral Presentation,

§         The International Depuy Acromed Spinal Course, Cairo, Egypt, January 27-29, 1999.

§         The International Depuy Acromed Spinal Course, Cleveland, OH, February 10-12, 1999.

Burd TA, Lowry KJ, Anglen JO, Allen WC; In Vitro Elution Characteristics of Tobramycin From Bioresorbable Polylcaprolactone Beads:  A Novel Paradigm for Local Antibiotic Delivery to Infected Wounds.  Oral Presentation.

§         Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 12-14, 1998.

§         Smith & Nephew Richards 16th Annual Orthopaedic Residents Conference, Memphis, TN, August 28-29, 1998.

Lowry KJ, Hamson KM, Anglen JO, Allen WC, Polycaprolactone as an Alternative Bioabsorbable Material--A Preliminary Study.  Oral presentation, The Southern Orthopaedic Association, November 17-18, 1995, Kansas City, MO.

Lowry KJ, Allen WC, Polycaprolactone as a Bioabsorbable Implant for the Internal Fixation of a Rabbit Humerus--A Preliminary Study.  Poster Presentation, University of Missouri School of Medicine, April 13, 1994, Columbia, MO.

Special Skills/Conferences

 

·         Mid-America Orthopedic Association, Amelia Island, FL; April 18-21, 2001

·         American Orthopedic Association, San Francisco, CA; February 28-March 4, 2001.

·         Scoliosis Research Society, Cairnes, Australia; October 13-21, 2000.

·         AO/ASIF Basic Fracture Course, Denver, CO; November 5-8, 1998.

·         Orthotics & Prosthetics—The Dallas Short Course, Dallas, TX; October 22-24, 1998.

·         Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, 1996, 1998.

·         Advanced Basic Life Support Certification, 1996, 1998, 2001.

·         ANSYS Finite Element Analysis Software experience, 1989-1990.

·         Fortran Programming Language.

Research Experience

 

Kenter K, Lowry KJ, Cook JL; In vitro biomechanical evaluation of two cortical bone allograft tissue anchors.  Work done in conjunction with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation ($4,500), 2000.

Lowry, KJ, Gaines, R, Kittle, D, Tobias, J, Epidural Catheters for Post-operative Pain Control Following Posterior Spinal Fusion,  1989 - 2001.

Lowry, KJ, Hamson, KM, Anglen, JO, Allen, WC, "The Use of Polycaprolactone Co-polymer as a Bioabsorbable Implant for Rabbit Humerus Fixation--A Preliminary Study."  Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant ($14,529), January 7, 1994.  Principal Investigator:  Karl M. Hamson, MD.  Co-Principal Investigator:  Kent Jason Lowry.

Work Experience

 

1993 – 1996      University of Missouri                              Columbia, MO

Division of Orthopedics—Research Assistant

n     Duties Included:  Grant proposal preparation, Engineering consultant, Preliminary product development, Animal operating room technician, Animal anesthesia technician, Daily animal research care, Mechanical testing assistant, and Data collection.

1991                 Veterans Administration Medical Center      St. Louis, MO

Biomedical Engineering—Biomedical Engineering Trainee

n     Duties included:  Equipment preventive maintenance, Equipment evaluations, and Investigating incident reports with hospital equipment..

1989 - 1990       Design Engineering Center                              Rolla, MO

Undergraduate Research Assistant

n     Duties included:  Software development for IBM and Macintosh personal computers, Graphic design, and Desktop publishing.