Dr. C W Gowen

(757) 668-7456
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Fellowship: University of North Carolina


Dr. Gowen is chair of Eastern Virginia Medical School's department of pediatrics and has a long history of service to EVMS and CHKD, where the school’s department of pediatrics is based.

A neonatologist at CHKD since 1990, he joined the faculty of EVMS as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics the same year and became the Director of the joint CHKD-EVMS pediatric residency program, which has trained approximately 70 percent of the region’s pediatricians. In 1993, he became an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and in 2006, he became the Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics.

He was named chair of the department of pediatrics in 2013 after serving as interim chair.

Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014