Józia McGowan, DO

Chair of Primary Care
Primary Care, Clinical Medicine

Józia McGowan, DO, FACOI, FNAOME, CS is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. She graduated from Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and completed her IM residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Dr. McGowan has been in undergraduate medical education since 2015, holding both faculty and administrative appointments at Kansas City University-COM prior to joining ARCOM as the Chair of Primary Care Department. Additionally, she is a content expert consultant with Osmosis from Elsevier. Dr. McGowan was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists in 2015 (FACOI), become a Costin Scholar (CS) in 2018 through Midwestern University, and was inducted into AACOM’s National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators as a fellow (FNAOME) in the category of Teaching and Evaluation in 2021. In 2019, she received the Advocate for Academic Excellence award and was inducted into The Gold Humanism Honor Society at KCU-COM. She resides in Greenwood, AR, with her husband, Dr. Paul McGowan, an Assistant Professor of Pathology at ARCOM, their son, Gavin, and their dog.


  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at KCU-COM

  • Accomplishments

    • Fellow in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators

    • Areas of Expertise/Interest

      • Medical Education, Medical Student Success, Gastroenterology