James Sowers, MD

Academic Information

Professor of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Lipid disorders
  • Metabolism
  • Preventive health
  • Endocrine disorders

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Med


Mercy Hospital Springfield


U of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of IM-Endo, Diabetes, Meta

Awards & Honors

  • 2010: Seale Harris Research Award, Southern Medical Association

  • 2010: Fellow in the American Society of Hypertension

  • 2008: University of Missouri, Medical Alumni Organization Citation of Merit
  • 2008: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Inductee
  • 2006: Midwestern Outstanding Research award of AHA
  • 1989: Detroit Federal Executive Board-Distinguished Scientist
  • 1986: Distinguished Teacher of Department of Medicine, Wayne State University
  • 1970: Lange Medical Award for Scholastic and Research Achievement


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