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Dale Harvey Cowan

Dale Harvey Cowan, American internist, lawyer. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine with subspecialty certified in hematology and medical oncology. Bar: Ohio 1981. Recipient David J. Greenburg Service Award, American Health Lawyers Association, 1995, Special Honors award, Academy Medical Cleveland Northeast Ohio, 2008, Clinical Year award, Academy Medical Cleveland Northeast Ohio, 2010.


  • Cowan, Dale Harvey was born on January 25, 1938 in Cleveland. Son of Milton Jerome and Clara (Umans) Cowan.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963. Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1981.


    • Intern Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, 1963-1964, resident, 1964-1965, 67-70. Practice medicine specializing in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. Director hematology and oncology Marymount Hospital, Cleveland, 1982-2001.

      Assistant professor medicine Case Western Reserve University, 1970-1975, associate professor, 1975-1984, clinical professor environmental health science, since 1985. Associate Health Systems Management Center, 1982-1990. Of counsel Burke, Haber & Berick, 1984-1986.

      President medical staff Parma Community General Hospital, Ohio, 1997-1998. Medical director Community Oncology Group Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, 1999—2006. Director department regional oncology Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, 2006—2007.

      2010sr. medical director Oncol Aleve Medical, 2009—2010. Special consultant President's Commission on Bioethics, Washington, 1981-1982. National advisory council National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1982-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine with subspecialty certified in hematology and medical oncology. Bar: Ohio 1981.


    • Author: Preferred Provider Organizations, 1984. Co-editor: Human Organ Transplantation, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Bureau Jewish Education, 1977-1987, Northeast Ohio affiliate American Heart Association, 1982-1986. President Ohio/West Virginia Oncology Society, 1990-1994. Trustee Northern Ohio Cancer Resource Center, 1998-2001, chairman 1999-2001.

    Lieutenant Commander United States Public Health Service, 1965-1967. Fellow American College of Physicians, American Health Lawyers Association, American College Legal Medicine (board governors 2001-2007, secretary 2007, member executive committee, since 2007, treasurer 2008, president elect 2009, president 2010), American Health Lawyers Association (board directors 1988-1994). Member American Society Hematology, American Society Clinical Oncology, American Association Cancer Research, American Society Law and Medicine, Academy Medicine Cleveland (president 1997-1998), Cleveland Medical Library.

    Association (president 2004-2005), Greater Cleveland Bar Association.


    • Married Deborah Wolowitz, January 28, 1967 (divorced August 1, 2008). Children: Rachel, Morris Benjamin, William Ezra. Married Susan Henderson, June 20, 2009.
    • father: Milton Jerome Cowan
    • mother: Clara (Umans) Cowan
    • spouses: Deborah Wolowitz
    • Susan Henderson
    • children: Rachel Cowan
    • Morris Benjamin Cowan
    • William Ezra Cowan
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    Born January 25, 1938