Michael J. Fowler, M.D.

Associate Professor


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Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine
M.D., James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TennesseeB.A., Spanish, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Office Address
8210 MCE South Tower
1215 21st Ave. So., Room 8210
Nashville, TN 37232-8148
Clinical Description
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Outreach
Course Director, Physical Diagnosis
Co-Director, Shade Tree Clinic
Research Keywords
Defining how obesity and diabetes impact risk of cardiovascular disease
Danhausen K, Joshi D, Quirk S, Miller R, Fowler M, Schorn MN. Facilitating access to prenatal care through an interprofessional student-run free clinic. J Midwifery Womens Health [print-electronic]. 2015 May; 60(3): 267-73. PMID: 25808522, DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12304, ISSN: 1542-2011.

Zarrin H, Fu J, Jiang G, Yoo S, Lenos J, Fowler M, Chen Z. Quaternized graphene oxide nanocomposites as fast hydroxide conductors. ACS Nano [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb 2/24/2015; 9(2): 2028-37. PMID: 25644712, DOI: 10.1021/nn507113c, ISSN: 1936-086X.

Farkhondeh M, Pritzker M, Fowler M, Safari M, Delacourt C. Mesoscopic modeling of Li insertion in phase-separating electrode materials: application to lithium iron phosphate. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2014 Nov 11/7/2014; 16(41): 22555-65. PMID: 25238052, DOI: 10.1039/c4cp03530e, ISSN: 1463-9084.

Gorrindo P, Peltz A, Ladner TR, Reddy I, Miller BM, Miller RF, Fowler MJ. Medical students as health educators at a student-run free clinic: improving the clinical outcomes of diabetic patients. Acad Med. 2014 Apr; 89(4): 625-31. PMID: 24556762, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000164, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Fowler M, Siddique B, Duhamel J. Effect of sequence on the ionization behavior of a series of amphiphilic polypeptides. Langmuir [print-electronic]. 2013 Apr 4/9/2013; 29(14): 4451-9. PMID: 23484851, DOI: 10.1021/la400030j, ISSN: 1520-5827.

Fowler MA, Duhamel J, Bahun GJ, Adronov A, Zaragoza-Galán G, Rivera E. Studying pyrene-labeled macromolecules with the model-free analysis. J Phys Chem B [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec 12/20/2012; 116(50): 14689-99. PMID: 23186532, DOI: 10.1021/jp307161c, ISSN: 1520-5207.

Witteles RM, Keu KV, Quon A, Tavana H, Fowler MB. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibition increases myocardial glucose uptake in nonischemic cardiomyopathy. J. Card. Fail. 2012 Oct; 18(10): 804-9. PMID: 23040117, PII: S1071-9164(12)00807-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2012.07.009, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Zaragoza-Galán G, Fowler MA, Duhamel J, Rein R, Solladié N, Rivera E. Synthesis and characterization of novel pyrene-dendronized porphyrins exhibiting efficient fluorescence resonance energy transfer: optical and photophysical properties. Langmuir [print-electronic]. 2012 Jul 7/31/2012; 28(30): 11195-205. PMID: 22738369, DOI: 10.1021/la301284v, ISSN: 1520-5827.

Gelover-Santiago A, Fowler MA, Yip J, Duhamel J, Burillo G, Rivera E. Unexpected absorbance enhancement upon clustering dyes in a polymer matrix. J Phys Chem B [print-electronic]. 2012 May 5/31/2012; 116(21): 6203-14. PMID: 22594837, DOI: 10.1021/jp208646b, ISSN: 1520-5207.

Sanchez OA, Copenhaver EA, Chance MA, Fowler MJ, Towse TF, Kent-Braun JA, Damon BM. Postmaximal contraction blood volume responses are blunted in obese and type 2 diabetic subjects in a muscle-specific manner. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Aug; 301(2): H418-27. PMID: 21572006, PMCID: PMC3154659, PII: ajpheart.00060.2011, DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00060.2011, ISSN: 1522-1539.

Witteles RM, Fowler MB, Telli ML. Chemotherapy-associated cardiotoxicity: how often does it really occur and how can it be prevented?. Heart Fail Clin [print-electronic]. 2011 Jul; 7(3): 333-44. PMID: 21749885, PII: S1551-7136(11)00025-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.hfc.2011.03.005, ISSN: 1551-7136.

Massie BM, O'Connor CM, Metra M, Ponikowski P, Teerlink JR, Cotter G, Weatherley BD, Cleland JG, Givertz MM, Voors A, DeLucca P, Mansoor GA, Salerno CM, Bloomfield DM, Dittrich HC, . Rolofylline, an adenosine A1-receptor antagonist, in acute heart failure. N. Engl. J. Med. 2010 Oct 10/7/2010; 363(15): 1419-28. PMID: 20925544, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0912613, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Turcott RG, Witteles RM, Wang PJ, Vagelos RH, Fowler MB, Ashley EA. Measurement precision in the optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Circ Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2010 May; 3(3): 395-404. PMID: 20176716, PII: CIRCHEARTFAILURE.109.900076, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.109.900076, ISSN: 1941-3297.

Kao DP, Witteles RM, Quon A, Wu JC, Gambhir SS, Fowler MB. Rosiglitazone increases myocardial glucose metabolism in insulin-resistant cardiomyopathy [letter]. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2010 Mar 3/2/2010; 55(9): 926-7. PMID: 20185047, PMCID: PMC3835683, PII: S0735-1097(09)04077-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.08.085, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Kuppahally SS, Fowler MB, Vagelos R, Wang P, Al-Ahmad A, Hsia H, Liang D. Dyssynchrony Assessment with Tissue Doppler Imaging and Regional Volumetric Analysis by 3D Echocardiography Do Not Predict Long-Term Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Cardiol Res Pract. 2010; 2011: 568918. PMID: 21234100, PMCID: PMC3014673, DOI: 10.4061/2011/568918, ISSN: 2090-0597.

Savage RA, Savage S, Platts H, Platts A, Savage S, Fowler MB, Fowler G. Subclinical hypothyroidism. Risk factor for heart disease for over 40 years [letter]. BMJ. 2010; 341: c5990. PMID: 20978052, ISSN: 1756-1833.

Weatherley BD, Cotter G, Dittrich HC, DeLucca P, Mansoor GA, Bloomfield DM, Ponikowski P, O'Connor CM, Metra M, Massie BM, . Design and rationale of the PROTECT study: a placebo-controlled randomized study of the selective A1 adenosine receptor antagonist rolofylline for patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure and volume overload to assess treatment effect on congestion and renal function. J. Card. Fail [print-electronic]. 2010 Jan; 16(1): 25-35. PMID: 20123315, PII: S1071-9164(09)01146-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2009.10.025, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Kuppahally SS, Fowler MB, Vagelos R, Wang P, Al-Ahmad A, Paloma A, Liang D. Worsening of left ventricular end-systolic volume and mitral regurgitation without increase in left ventricular dyssynchrony on acute interruption of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Echocardiography [print-electronic]. 2009 Aug; 26(7): 759-65. PMID: 19558521, PII: ECHO887, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00887.x, ISSN: 1540-8175.

Fowler MB. Hypertension, heart failure, and beta-adrenergic blocking drugs [editorial]. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2008 Sep 9/23/2008; 52(13): 1073-5. PMID: 18848140, PII: S0735-1097(08)02310-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.06.032, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Brissova M, Fowler MJ, Nicholson WE, Chu A, Hirshberg B, Harlan DM, Powers AC. Assessment of human pancreatic islet architecture and composition by laser scanning confocal microscopy. J. Histochem. Cytochem [print-electronic]. 2005 Sep; 53(9): 1087-97. PMID: 15923354, PII: jhc.5C6684.2005, DOI: 10.1369/jhc.5C6684.2005, ISSN: 0022-1554.

Drexler AJ, Nesto RW, Abrahamson MJ, Bakris G, Bell D, Brunzell J, Dandona P, Davidson J, Fonseca V, Fowler M, Frye R, Giles T, Haffner S, Hollenberg N, Hsueh W, Law R, Plutzky J, Ratner R, Reusch J, Selwyn A, Sowers J, Wyne K, Young LH. Evaluating the cardiovascular effects of the thiazolidinediones and their place in the management of type 2 diabetes in relation to the metabolic syndrome. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2005; 3(2): 147-73. PMID: 18370723, DOI: 10.1089/met.2005.3.147, ISSN: 1557-8518.

Wahlstrom JT, Fowler MJ, Nicholson WE, Kovacs WJ. A novel mutation in the preprovasopressin gene identified in a kindred with autosomal dominant neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2004 Apr; 89(4): 1963-8. PMID: 15070970, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2003-031542, ISSN: 0021-972X.

Fowler MJ, Pannone AF, Blevins LS. Pitfalls to avoid while interpreting thyroid function tests: five illustrative cases. South. Med. J. 2002 May; 95(5): 486-92. PMID: 12005005, ISSN: 0038-4348.