Department of Surgery

Michael S. Cowher, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Director, UPMC Jameson Breast Program

A native of western Pennsylvania, Dr. Cowher has spent his entire career caring for patients with benign and malignant breast problems. He is actively involved in national clinical trial cooperative groups and loves providing the most up to date breast care for his patients.  

Education & Training

  • Breast Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Breast Center
  • General Surgery Residency, Allegheny General Hospital
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • BS, Youngstown State University

Representative Publications

Dr. Cowher’s publications can be reviewed through PubMed.

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Axillary staging
  • Clinical trials

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