SKOKIE, IL – 01-15-2018 (Press Release Jet) — Dr. Rakhee M. Bowker is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Rush Medical College. She was selected as Top Female Professional in Healthcare for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities. These are truly incredibly talented women who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success in a male dominated industry!Dr. Bowker was also selected by IAOTP as Top Neonatologist of the Year for 2017 for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the field. She will be honored at IAOTPâ€™s 2017 Annual Award Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park NYC for both distinctions. www.iaotp.com/award-galaDr. Bowker is being recognized for her 10 years of professional experience in the healthcare industry. She has demonstrated success honing her expertise in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Her key responsibilities for Rush Medical College include caring for critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit, providing antenatal consultation to pregnant women with pregnancies affected by fetal anomalies through Rushâ€™s Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center, and training future health care professionals. Dr. Bowkerâ€™s responsibilities as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush include teaching physicians-in-training and medical students studying pediatrics regarding the art and science of caring for critically ill newborns and premature infants.The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated â€œChoosing Dr. Bowker for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is bright, talented and brilliant at what she does and has extraordinary knowledge in her industry. She is a positive leader and role model in a male dominated field and we know we will definitely be seeing more amazing things from this woman.â€?Dr. Bowker knew from an early age that she wanted to be a physician. After graduating first in her high school class, she went on to Brown University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Biomedical Ethics in 2004. Dr. Bowker went on to complete her medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons where she received her Doctorate of Medicine degree in 2009. In 2012 Dr. Bowker completed a Pediatric Residency training program at Columbia University Medical Centerâ€™s Morgan Stanley Childrenâ€™s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. In 2016 she completed a Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Northwestern Universityâ€™s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.Dr. Bowker remains active in her community and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2008 she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from Columbia University. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award from the American Medical Womenâ€™s Association, which is awarded to women graduating in the top 10 percent of their medical school class. In 2014 she was inducted into the International Womenâ€™s Leadership Association. While at Northwestern University she was the recipient of the First and Third Year Fellowâ€™s Basic and Translational Research Prize from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine for her work investigating the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating disease affecting premature infants. She has received additional recognition for her contributions to pediatric research including receiving the Frederic M. Kenney Award for Outstanding Abstract Presentation by a Fellow at the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting and the SPR Travel Award to Enhance Diversity in the Research Workforce, in recognition of achievements in Pediatric Research, at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco, CA. For 2017 she was selected as â€œTop Neonatologist of the Yearâ€? by the International Association of Top Professionals and for 2018 is being considered to have a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine.Looking back, Dr. Bowker attributes her success to her training, perseverance, and incredible mentors she has had along the way. She is passionate about improving the lives of critically ill newborns and their families. In the future, she hopes to continue to make a difference through contributions in pediatric research, providing outstanding patient care, and saving lives, one baby at a time.For more information on Dr. Bowker please visit: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/faculty/rakhee-bowker-mdAbout IAOTPThe International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the worldâ€™s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.For More Information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com