HANCOCK – After five years in residency and three years of fellowship, Dr. Jennifer Bow is joining the orthopaedics team at Portage Health.
Bow is an expert in hips and knees, including performing reconstructive and revision surgeries. She’s also highly trained in foot and ankle issues, especially when associated with arthritis.
“I really like hip and knee replacement surgeries,” said Bow. “One of the reasons I chose this as a specialty is that you can clearly see the benefit of the surgery. My patients’ pain is remarkably improved and the quality of their lives improves notably, that’s rewarding as a doctor.”
That excitement is part of what made Portage Health interested.
“Dr. Bow is talented, experienced and eager to make a difference in the lives of her patients,” said Jim Bogan, president and CEO of Portage Health. “Her experience in hips alone will make a world of difference to her patients.”
Dr. Bow completed her residency at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and completed fellowships at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. prior to spending a year at Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital in Hearst, Ont. She also has a Masters in Applied Sciences in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
“This opportunity allows me to keep my subspecialty focus in lower-limb reconstruction, while also practicing general orthopaedics,” said Bow. “I want to live in a small community with my family, so finding an area like the Copper Country, while still being able to work in a state-of-the-art technical hospital, was vital.
Dr. Bow will begin work in early July, but appointments can be made at any time by calling 483-1040. For more information, visit portagehealth.org/bow.