“I look forward to developing a strong, trusting, longitudinal relationship with patients in order to achieve a mutual responsibility to maintaining the health of the individual. I frequently involve the patient in their own care and choices regarding their health. I recognize that what a patient does outside the office is often as important as what I do for a patient inside the office. And finally, I hope to remove as many obstacles to good health as possible, allowing the patient to thrive as an individual.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Area of Expertise

  • Preventative Medicine

Education

Residency

University of Rochester – Highland Hospital of Rochester
Family Medicine
Rochester, NY
2002

Medical School

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center  
Doctor of Medicine
Hershey, PA
1999

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish
Charlottesville, VA
1992

Hospital Affiliated With

Suburban Hospital

Professional Association

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Member
1995 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Cowen enjoys living in Maryland with her husband and two children. She enjoys soccer, her dog Bo, and amateur backyard gardening. She also appreciates all that the DC area has to offer, having grown up in the area.

Biography

Dr. Cowen grew up in Arlington, VA. After graduating from the University of Virginia with degrees in Psychology and Spanish, she returned home to Arlington to work in a veterinarian office as well as a laboratory technician at the National Institutes of Health. She contributed to several published journal articles under Dr. Christian Felder, studying an antagonist of the endogenous cannabinoid receptor. She was then accepted to the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, where she was accepted into the Primary Care Honors program. She furthered her primary care training at the University of Rochester, in New York at the Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency. She was trained in all aspects of primary care, and upon returning to the DC area, she joined the Rockville Internal Medicine Group, where she continues today. Her main interests include preventative care and longitudinal care for the whole adult family. She utilizes her psychology background, her special training in primary care, and the biopsychosocial model emphasized during her residency training.