Robert C. Lowe, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and a Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine rotation at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Lowe received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1988 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1992. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was selected to be Chief Medical Resident. He trained in Gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center, and has been on staff at BMC since 2001. His clinical interests include general gastroenterology and hepatology, with a particular interest in the care of patients with viral liver diseases and cirrhosis.
Dr. Lowe is also very involved in the educational program at Boston University and Boston Medical Center. He spent 15 years as Fellowship Director for the Section of Gastroenterology, stepping down in 2015. He is a dedicated Educator in the BMC Department of Medicine, attending several months each year on the Medicine wards and facilitating a bimonthly educational conference for house staff. At the Boston University School of Medicine, he is the Director of the Second Year Vision Committee which administers an integrated preclinical course for the entire second year class; he also serves as the course director for the three-week long Gastroenterology module. He serves on the school’s Medical Education Committee, the governing body at BUSM for curriculum and educational planning and oversight. He is active in curriculum development for medical students, house officers, and fellows, and is particularly involved in the teaching of clinical reasoning skills and the fostering of professionalism among medical trainees. He has been appointed by the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston Medical Center to direct a “Clinician-Educator” program for residents who aspire to a career in medical education. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Metcalf Award, Boston University’s highest teaching honor, and the Grant V. Rodkey Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has been designated one of the “Best of Boston” by Boston magazine since 2011. He is the author of numerous book chapters and review articles, and he is co-editor of the Educational Review Manual in Gastroenterology and the textbooks GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide, and Pocket Guide to Gastrointestinal Drugs. He has served as the chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the American Liver Foundation, New England Chapter from 2005-2010 and as a member of the Education and Training Committee for the American Gastroenterological Association.