Board of Directors
L. Thompson Bowles, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Bowles has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2006. He retired from his career as a thoracic surgeon in 1988. Dr. Bowles served as Dean of Medicine and Professor of Surgery at The George Washington University (“GWU”) School of Medicine and Health Sciences from 1976 to 1988 and as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Executive Dean of the GWU Medical Center from 1988 to 1992. Dr. Bowles previously served as President of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a medical accrediting organization, from 1992 to 2000. He has also been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine since 1988 and currently serves as a member of several other national medical societies including: The American College of Surgeons, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The American College of Chest Physicians, The American Gerontological Society, The Society of Medical Administrators, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and The Washington Academy of Surgeons. Dr. Bowles has served on the editorial board of a number of medical journals, including the Journal of Medical Education and continued on as chairman of its newly revised updated version, Academic Medicine. Dr. Bowles has been President of the District of Columbia’s medical licensing board called the Healing Arts Commission (1977-1979), and was a member of the National Library of Medicine’s Board of Regents (1982-1986), chairman (1984-1986), member of the Special Medical Advisory Group of Veterans Administration (now Dept. of Veterans Affairs) 1984-1992, chairman 1992-1994. Dr. Bowles was also chairman of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, 1994-1996. Dr. Bowles received his medical degree from Duke University and his Ph.D. in higher education from New York University. The Board believes that Dr. Bowles’ distinguished medical career positions him to bring extensive medical and clinical trial experience to the Board. The Board expects that this experience will permit Dr. Bowles to provide leadership and insight as we translate our laboratory discoveries into human clinical trials and advance our product candidates through clinical development toward commercialization.