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Current Fellows

Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

Senior Fellow

Dr. Kate Bowser

Dr. Kate Bowser

Kate Bowser is a Philadelphia area native who attended Drexel University for both her undergraduate and medical school studies.

In 2011, she graduated summa cum laude from the BS/MD program and Penoni Honors College at Drexel University, where she performed research and coauthored publications in the biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease and caloric restriction.

While in medical school, Kate joined the Puma/Philadelphia Runner Track Club and won the New Jersey Marathon. She went on to complete the Boston Marathon, finishing in 2 hours and 58 minutes. Kate welcomed her daughter Claire into the world as a fourth-year medical student and went on to pursue General Surgery Residency training as a new mother at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Throughout her busy clinical training, she presented research in vascular and trauma surgery at local and regional conferences.

Dr. Bowser’s research interests include vascular surgical education, managing asymptomatic carotid disease in the modern era, and the natural history of endovascular treatments in patients suffering from traumatic events.

Kate continues to run and enjoys playing guitar, listening to live music, art, everything Star Wars, and most importantly, spending time with her daughter.

She will be a vascular surgery fellow at the University of Colorado from 2016 to 2018.

Junior Fellow

Dr. Jeniann Yi

Jeniann Yi, MD

Dr. Jeniann Yi grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago as part of the Guaranteed Professional Program of Admissions. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad in London, UK, where she completed research in community health care resources and delivery for HIV patients. She finished her undergraduate career with a BA in anthropology and a BS in biology. She continued her education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating with her medical doctorate in 2010. As a medical student, she volunteered with the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois and completed cultural competency training research.

Dr. Yi then moved to Denver, Colorado for general surgery residency. During residency, she completed a two-year National Institutes of Health T32 research fellowship evaluating the effect of radiofrequency ablation in a murine liver injury model. As a research fellow, she received the American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum Excellence in Research Award and obtained a Masters of Science degree in clinical science. During her clinical training, she traveled to Brazil for a Global Surgery elective at the Hospital do Servidor Publico Estadual in São Paulo.

She will be the University of Colorado's vascular surgery fellow from 2017 to 2019. Her research interests include prevention of surgical readmissions, and she is currently working on a clinical trial to examine early outpatient intervention in high-risk patients.

In her spare time, Dr. Yi enjoys cooking, opera, musicals, reading, and international travel.