Dr. Craig Fowler is Professor and Chair of Surgery for CUSOM. A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Fowler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine who Fellowship trained in Corneal & External Disease, Ocular Microbiology, & Refractive Surgery from 1989-1991.
A specialist in Cornea Transplantation, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Dr. Fowler was an Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology 1992 -2000 and started the vision correction (refractive eye surgery) program at Duke Eye Center in 1992.
Dr. Fowler is a former Medical Director Duke University’s Medical Free Electron Laser Laboratory Research Program, Former Chair of Faculty, EBAA’s Technician Education Program (national & international), and was a Tenured Faculty member at the UNC School of Medicine 2004 -2013 Clinical Associate Professor UNC School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology. He was also Chief of Surgical Services for the Veteran’s Administration FVAMC 2013 -2015.
In addition to his position at CUSOM, Dr. Folwer is Associate Medical Director at Miracles in Sight (NC Eye Bank). He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board, EBAA [Eye Bank Association of America] and is TCMDA (Triangle Christian Medical Dental Association) Vice Chairman.
Dr. Fowler has been named among the Best Doctors in America by….for over 10 years and Top Ophthalmologists in America by the Research Council of America 2002-2005. He received the Medical Science Award of Excellence in 2011 by ABI [for Transplant Tissue Preparation’s contribution to fighting Corneal Blindness worldwide], the Paton Award 2014- the EBAA’s [Eye Bank Association of America’s] Highest Honor given to a corneal surgeon worldwide, and Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in….
He is married to Dr. Amy Fowler, MD who serves as the ophthalmology residency director at UNC Eye.