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Kathryn Bower, DO

Board Certified in Hematology, Oncology, and Internal Medicine
Kathryn Bower, DO has joined The Cancer Center of Sarasota-Manatee. She will see patients at the Bradenton office, located at 4351 Cortez Road, Suite 100, Bradenton, FL 34210.

Dr. Bower is board certified in Hematology, Oncology, and Internal Medicine. She recently completed her Hematology/Oncology fellowship at West Virginia University in June 2019. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Prior to this she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Bower is ambitious and is dedicated to all her patients. She has a unique approach to providing both novel therapies and high-quality care.

Prior to the Cancer Center, she was a BMT-CI Fellow starting from July 2019 at the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy at H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL. Her training focused on transplant and immunotherapy, such as CAR-T therapy.

She is continually gaining expertise in determining the indications, complications, and management of this complex patient population. She strives to provide her patients with care that excels beyond their expectations alongside compassion through their most difficult times in life. Her desire is to continue the path of malignant hematology so that she can demonstrate her dedication to those undergoing some of the most intensive and life-altering therapies.

She projects a positive attitude and is always enthusiastic to help in any way she can. When Dr. Bower is out of the office, she enjoys mountain biking, reading mystery novels, and learning about astronomy. Fun fact that some may not know about her is that she played the bells in the Notre Dame Drumline in college.

Dr. Kathryn Bower looks forward to servicing the Bradenton communities in an unparalleled fashion. Her goal is to provide the BEST in cancer care in the area. She respectfully wishes that you join her in this goal.


July 2019 – June 2020
BMT-CI Fellow, Department of Blood and MarrowTransplant and Cellular Immunotherapy, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
July 2016 – June 2019
Hematology/Oncology Fellow, West Virginia. University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
July 2013 – June 2016
Internal Medicine Resident, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL
July 2015 – June 2016
Chief Resident, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL
July 2013 – June 2016
Internal Medicine Resident, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL
July 2009 – June 2013
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
August 2003 – August 2006
Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


2014 Florida Licensure
2016 West Virginia Licensure

Board Certification

AOBIM Board Certification Hematology, Nov 2019
AOBIM Board Certification Oncology, Nov 2019
AOBIM Board Certification Internal Medicine, Nov 2016

Professional Experience

July 2007 – August 2008
Laboratory Assistant, St. John’s Mercy Hospital, Washington, MO
September 2006- July 2007
Patient Care Associate, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, Oncology Department, St. Louis, MO
June – August 2004
Volunteer, Ruby Memorial Hospital, Pediatrics and Emergency Department, Morgantown, WV
May – August 2003
Volunteer, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
May – August 2003
Volunteer, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Chicago, IL

Teaching Experience

September 2002 – May 2003
English as a Second Language to Adults, Loyola University-Chicago, Chicago, IL


Bower K, Ross K, Craig M, et al. Rapidly progressive Langerhans cell histiocytosis in an adult despite adequate treatment with concern for development of acute myeloid leukemia with monocytic differentiation. Manuscript in preparation.

Bower K, Cumpston A, Wen S, Shah N. Survival outcomes in patients with good risk acute myeloid leukemia: A single-center retrospective review. J Clin Oncol, 2019;37 (suppl; abstr e18519).

Kanate A, Szabo A, Raj R, Bower K, et al. Comparison of graft-acquisition and early direct charges of haploidentical related donor transplantation versus umbilical cord blood transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019;25(7):1456-1464.

Bower K, Shah N. Primary CNS Burkitt Lymphoma: A Case Report of a 55-Year-Old Cerebral Palsy Patient. Case Reports in Oncological Medicine. 2018;Vol 2018;Article ID 5869135.

Sadashiv S, Bower K, Sahovic E, Bunker M, Christou A. Use of Octreotide for Relief of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Systemic Mastocytosis: A Case Review. 2013. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2013;6(2):72-75.


2010 – 2013
Sigma Sigma Phi-Honors Service Fraternity
2011 and 2012
LECOM Student Government Service Scholarship Recipient; 1 of 10 recipients


2015 – 2016
Chief Resident – Internal Medicine
2013 – 2016
Harrison’s Club Jeopardy, Coordinator/Creator
2013 – 2014
Internal Medicine Journal Club, Coordinator
2010 – 2011
Vice President. Student Government Association at LECOM
Student D.O. of the Year, Coordinator
2010 – 2011
Pre-Professional Coordinator, Student Osteopathic Medical Association


Impact of conditioning regimen and molecular markers on leukemia free survival in patients entering allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant not in complete remission.

Mentor: Dr. Nelli Bejanyan, MD. H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Our aim is to demonstrate the impact of conditioning regimens such as fludarabine combined with either busulfan or melphalan in regards to the impact it has on the separate risk categories of AML patients entering transplant with residual diasease or minimal residual by cytogenetics, flow cytometry, or molecular analysis.

Conference Attendance

  • American Society of Transplant and Cellular Therapy Meeting (2018-2020)
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Seminar (2018)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network 22nd Annual Conference (2017)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists Annual Conference (2015)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists, Chief Resident Leadership Conference (May 2015)
  • American Osteopathic Association Convocation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Council of Student Government Presidents Quarterly Meeting (Feb 2011)

Professional Societies

  • Transplant and Cellular Therapy, In-Training Member (2017 – present)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2016 – present)
  • American Society of Hematology (2015 – present)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists (2013 – present)
  • American Osteopathic Association (2013 – present)
  • American Medical Association (2017 – 2019)