Dr. Jason Bowling is an Infectious Disease specialist seeing patients at UT Health San Antonio. He is also an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine, he worked as a hospitalist in private practice for five years before returning to fellowship to pursue subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases. He joined the Division of Infectious Diseases faculty in 2010. Since joining, he has maintained an active role as a clinician. He rotates as the attending faculty physician on the inpatient Infectious Diseases consult service, the inpatient HIV medicine ward team, and the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic for which he is also the Medical Director.
In addition to seeing patients both in the hospital and clinic, his work has involved hospital epidemiology, infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship, and medical education. He is the Hospital Epidemiologist and has served as the Medical Director for Infection Control and Prevention and the Chair of the Infection Control Committee for University Health System (UHS) since 2010. He holds an appointment at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, which maintains an active biosafety level 4 laboratory, where he provides subject matter expertise on infection prevention and clinical infectious diseases. He also is the Chair of the recently created University of Texas Health Science Center Bloodborne Pathogen Expert Review Panel. In his role as a member of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council Core Group, he provides subject matter expertise on infection prevention and infectious diseases at a regional level.
He is actively involved in antibiotic stewardship and serves as the Chair of the Antibiotic Subcommittee at UHS, the Medical Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship team at UHS, and the Medical Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship team at South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
In addition to providing teaching to trainees of different levels (students, residents, and fellows) during clinical rotations, he has been involved in teaching the medical students in the pre-clinical curriculum since 2010. He was asked to join the initial group of faculty recruited to develop the new CIRCLE pre-clinical curriculum for first and second-year medical students. He continues to serve as the Module Co-director for the Attack and Defense module. This is a nine-week foundational module for first-year medical students that covers medical microbiology, immunology, and applicable pharmacology. He also contributes syllabuses and provides lectures to five other modules throughout the pre-clinical curriculum.