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Fostoria native famous doctor in U.S. and abroad
Thursday May 26, 1988


Pix #1 - A. James Rowan, M.D. at graduation from Fostoria High School

Pix #2 - Recent picture of A. James Rowan, M.D.

Only a few Fostoria residents are probably aware that A. James Rowan, born and reared in Fostoria, and graduate of Fostoria High School has gained fame as a physician, specializing in seizure disorders, anticonvulsant drugs, and elecroencephalography.

After graduating from FHS in 1953, Rowan attended and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge, Mass. Following that he attended and graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine at Palo Alto, Calif. where he received his medical degree.

Continued studies for his life work Rowan also received post-graduate training in neurology and electroencephalography at Mount Sinai Hospital, Boston V.A. Hospital, The Neurological Institute in New York and The London Hospital.

Previous faculty appointments were held at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Rowan is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. He is also a Fellow of the American Electroencephalographic Society.

Published more than 50 articles about profession Currently an investigator in several research projects related to seizure disorders, Dr. Rowan has also published more than 50 articles on epilepsy, anticonvulsant drugs, and electroencephaloghraphy. In his lectures, he focuses on pharmacotherapy and intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring including cable telemetry/video-taping and ambulatory EEG cassette monitoring? Dr. Rowan's presentations are entitled:

1) Intensive Neurodiagnostic Monitoring: Techniques and Contributions to Diagnosis and Treatment in Epilepsy.

2) Epileptic vs. Psychogenic Seizures: Differential Diagnosis Using Intensive EEG/Video Monitoring.

3) Pharmacotherapy in Epilepsy: Recent Advances and Practical Advice.

Works out of 3 New York offices

Rowan headquarters at the Veterans Administration in the Bronx, N.Y. and also maintains offices at Mount Sinai Hospital, and at 1150 Park Ave., both in New York.

It was while Rowan was in Holland for two years working at the largest Epilepsy center in the world that he and Nate Krupp, son of Paul H. and Cleo May Krupp, Fostoria residents, met by chance, giving each a chance to reminisce since their graduation in the same class from FHS in 1953.

Jim Rowan's earlier years

Evidently "participation and achieving


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