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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Howard A. Rowley, MD, earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his residency at the University of California in San Francisco.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA, CA
Residency University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA, CA
Internship University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, CA, CA
Medical School Washington University, St. Louis, MO


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
Boots EA Schultz SA Oh JM Larson J Edwards D Cook D Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB LaRue A Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with brain structure, cognition, and mood in a middle-aged cohort at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Sep;9(3):639-49
[PubMed ID: 25319359]
Boots EA Schultz SA Almeida RP Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Occupational Complexity and Cognitive Reserve in a Middle-Aged Cohort at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2015 Jul 8;
[PubMed ID: 26156334]
Doherty BM Schultz SA Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling NM Barnhart TE Murali D Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Hermann BP Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Amyloid burden, cortical thickness, and cognitive function in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Jun 1;1(2):160-169
[PubMed ID: 26161436]
Schultz SA Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling NM Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Hermann BP Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Subjective memory complaints, cortical thinning, and cognitive dysfunction in middle-aged adults at risk for AD. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Mar 1;1(1):33-40
[PubMed ID: 25938132]
Gondi V Cui Y Mehta MP Manfredi D Xiao Y Galvin JM Rowley H Tome WA . Real-time pretreatment review limits unacceptable deviations on a cooperative group radiation therapy technique trial: quality assurance results of RTOG 0933. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Mar 1;91(3):564-70
[PubMed ID: 25586708]
Gondi V Pugh SL Tome WA Caine C Corn B Kanner A Rowley H Kundapur V DeNittis A Greenspoon JN Konski AA Bauman GS Shah S Shi W Wendland M Kachnic L Mehta MP . Preservation of memory with conformal avoidance of the hippocampal neural stem-cell compartment during whole-brain radiotherapy for brain metastases (RTOG 0933): a phase II multi-institutional trial. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec 1;32(34):3810-6
[PubMed ID: 25349290]
Hillmer AT Wooten DW Bajwa AK Higgins AT Lao PJ Betthauser TJ Barnhart TE Rowley HA Stone CK Johnson SC Mukherjee J Christian BT . First-in-human evaluation of 18F-mefway, a PET radioligand specific to serotonin-1A receptors. J Nucl Med. 2014 Dec;55(12):1973-9
[PubMed ID: 25453045]
Okonkwo OC Schultz SA Oh JM Larson J Edwards D Cook D Koscik R Gallagher CL Dowling NM Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Rowley HA Christian BT Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager MA . Physical activity attenuates age-related biomarker alterations in preclinical AD. Neurology. 2014 Nov 4;83(19):1753-60
[PubMed ID: 25298312]
Schultz SA Larson J Oh J Koscik R Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager M LaRue A Okonkwo OC . Participation in cognitively-stimulating activities is associated with brain structure and cognitive function in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Oct 31;
[PubMed ID: 25358750]
Nicholas CR Okonkwo OC Bendlin BB Oh JM Asthana S Rowley HA Hermann B Sager MA Johnson SC . Posteromedial hyperactivation during episodic recognition among people with memory decline: findings from the WRAP study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Oct 21;
[PubMed ID: 25332108]
Okonkwo OC Xu G Oh JM Dowling NM Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Birdsill AC Palotti M Wharton W Hermann BP LaRue A Bendlin BB Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC . Cerebral blood flow is diminished in asymptomatic middle-aged adults with maternal history of Alzheimer's disease. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Apr;24(4):978-88
[PubMed ID: 23236200]
Okonkwo OC Oh JM Koscik R Jonaitis E Cleary CA Dowling NM Bendlin BB Larue A Hermann BP Barnhart TE Murali D Rowley HA Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Asthana S Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC . Amyloid burden, neuronal function, and cognitive decline in middle-aged adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Apr;20(4):422-33
[PubMed ID: 24621494]
Johnson SC Christian BT Okonkwo OC Oh JM Harding S Xu G Hillmer AT Wooten DW Murali D Barnhart TE Hall LT Racine AM Klunk WE Mathis CA Bendlin BB Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Hermann BP Dowling NM Asthana S Sager MA . Amyloid burden and neural function in people at risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Mar;35(3):576-84
[PubMed ID: 24269021]
Racine AM Adluru N Alexander AL Christian BT Okonkwo OC Oh J Cleary CA Birdsill A Hillmer AT Murali D Barnhart TE Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Dowling NM Asthana S Sager MA Bendlin BB Johnson SC . Associations between white matter microstructure and amyloid burden in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: A multimodal imaging investigation. Neuroimage Clin. 2014;4:604-14
[PubMed ID: 24936411]
Birdsill AC Carlsson CM Willette AA Okonkwo OC Johnson SC Xu G Oh JM Gallagher CL Koscik RL Jonaitis EM Hermann BP LaRue A Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Bendlin BB . Low cerebral blood flow is associated with lower memory function in metabolic syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jul;21(7):1313-20
[PubMed ID: 23687103]
Rowley HA . The alphabet of imaging in acute stroke: does it spell improved selection and outcome? Stroke. 2013 Jun;44(6 Suppl 1):S53-4
[PubMed ID: 23709730]
Holmes JH Beatty PJ Rowley HA Li Z Gaddipati A Zhao X Busse RF Brittain JH . Improved motion correction capabilities for fast spin echo T1 FLAIR propeller using non-cartesian external calibration data driven parallel imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Dec;68(6):1856-65
[PubMed ID: 22389061]
Farbota KD Sodhi A Bendlin BB McLaren DG Xu G Rowley HA Johnson SC . Longitudinal volumetric changes following traumatic brain injury: a tensor-based morphometry study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2012 Nov;18(6):1006-18
[PubMed ID: 22883443]
Carlsson CM Xu G Wen Z Barnet JH Blazel HM Chappell RJ Stein JH Asthana S Sager MA Alsop DC Rowley HA Fain SB Johnson SC . Effects of atorvastatin on cerebral blood flow in middle-aged adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2012 Oct;9(8):990-7
[PubMed ID: 22175654]
Prabhakaran V Nair VA Austin BP La C Gallagher TA Wu Y McLaren DG Xu G Turski P Rowley H . Current status and future perspectives of magnetic resonance high-field imaging: a summary. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 May;22(2):373-97, xii
[PubMed ID: 22548938]