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Gift Honors Team Physician Dr. Bowman

By Phil Batson

A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has created an IPTAY Endowment in honor of Clemson’s orthopedic team physician, Dr. Larry S. Bowman.

In making the announcement. IPTAY Executive Director George Bennett said, “This person who created this Endowment has great admiration for Larry. He has observed Larry in his work.

“He came to us back in May of this year and said he wanted to make an Endowment to honor Larry.”

Dr. Bowman was recognized recently at an IPTAY Endowment dinner. “It certainly is an honor,” he said. “I feel like a small cog in the medical and training staff at Clemson. I’m certainly not deserving, but I appreciate everything.”

Many members of Clemson’s medical and training staff attended the dinner. “I’ve had a long and excellent relationship with Larry,” said Clemson Trainer Emeritus Fred Hoover. “I had the opportunity to learn from him.

“One of the things that makes Larry so special is he always has time for our student-athletes. He is appreciated by all who know him.”

Bennett said the donor “asked me to express appreciation for everything that Larry is doing for Clemson athletics in such a professional manner.”

A native of Baltimore, MD, Dr. Bowman is the founder of Blue Ridge Orthopedics. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree at West Virginia University and a master’s degree in bioengineering from Clemson.

Upon completion of an internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX, he served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Army at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at M.S. Hershey Medical center of the Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to his work with Clemson, Dr. Bowman also provides medical services for Pickens High School and Anderson College.

Dr. Bowman holds the title of adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University.

Board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Bowman is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North American, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the S.C. Orthopedic Society and the Orthopedic Research Society.