Matthew Bowen, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, qualified clinical neuropsychologist and board certified disability analyst. After an internship with the Veterans Administration, he completed post-doctoral fellowships in both adult and child neuropsychology. During over thirty years in hospital, rehabilitation and private practice settings, he has engaged in the assessment and treatment of adults and children suffering brain injury and disease and related emotional syndromes.

Dr. Bowen has published extensively in the literature of military veteran issues, functional neuroanatomy, case studies of neurobehavioral syndromes, and the civil and criminal legal applications of neuropsychology. His academic appointments have ranged from clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine to instructor in combat psychohistory in the military science departments at James Madison University and the University of Virginia.

Over the last decade, Dr. Bowen has increasingly focused on combat veterans yet also the range of military status including dependents. He receives referrals through the TRICARE system, Virginia Department of Veterans Services and other sources. As a fellowship trained pediatric sub-specialist, he often provides evaluations of children and adolescents. In 2010 he founded the Combat Veterans Oral History Project, wherein he conducted extensive documentary interviews with dozens of veterans from Pearl Harbor through OIF/OEF. The project provided the basis for his class, The Combat Experience, which he taught for nine years at James Madison University and including a guest semester at the University of Virginia. Dr. Bowen has lectured in the psychiatry departments at every medical school in Virginia on the topic of combat addiction.

Dr. Bowen has extensive forensic experience and been an expert witness in many civil and criminal cases involving evaluation of brain injuries and post-traumatic stress syndromes, conservatorship needs, testamentary capacity and mental competency.

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