John Cowan MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon with the Harbin Clinic in Rome, GA. He currently is the Georgia Chair for US Term Limits and the president of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society. He holds a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Physics from Davidson College and Doctorate of Medicine from John Hopkins. He completed a Neurosurgery residency at the University of Michigan. He completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Population Health with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has over 50 publications in the medical literature primarily evaluating quality and utilization of healthcare. He is a noted inventor with numerous patents and 5 medical devices currently in use globally. He was captain and four-year starter on his college football team and won the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, the Goodwin-Exxon award, and the Computers in Physics Magazine software competition. He was valedictorian of Cartersville High School class.
Dr. Cowan is committed to constitutional conservative principles. He believes in free and fair markets and robust international trade with agreeable partners. The broken tax code, budgeting process, and healthcare system remain our biggest domestic threats. He believes that policy and principle should replace the current puff and persona of political discourse and leadership.
Dr. John Cowan is married with four children. His wife is an Anesthesiologist at. He serves as an Elder and Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Rome, Georgia and believes spreading the good news is essential in every endeavor. He is past-president of the Rome Area Medical Society and on the boards of the Community Foundation of Greater Rome, the Rome/Floyd Chamber of Commerce, and Harbin Properties. He is a proud member of Rome Rotary Club. A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Cowan has started numerous small businesses from an ice cream franchise to an international toy and game company. He has served as basketball coach, soccer coach, mentor, and friend to many in the community.