Dr. Rowe was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and is proud of his Mountaineer heritage. He grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he attended First Colonial High School and spent summers surfing at the North End. Dr. Rowe received a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and an M.D. from The Medical College of Virginia (now VCU School of Medicine) in Richmond. He then completed residency training in anatomic & clinical pathology at MCV Hospitals, including a subspecialty year in surgical pathology & cytopathology mentored by Dr. William J. Frable and Dr. Celeste N. Powers. He was given the Fergus O’M. Shiel Award in 2001, for excellence in medical school teaching. Dr. Rowe finished his postgraduate education as a fellow in dermatopathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C., under the direction of Dr. George P. Lupton.
Dr. Rowe joined Charlottesville Pathology Associates in 2002. That group of pathologists serves Martha Jefferson Hospital (MJH) in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Rowe was the chairman of the Laboratory & Transfusion Committee at MJH, as well as a staff pathologist & dermatopathologist until leaving to form PRW Laboratories in 2011. He became an assistant professor of pathology at UVA in 2012. Dr. Rowe is a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists, as well as a member of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Virginia Society for Pathology.
Dr. Rowe has published papers in the peer-reviewed literature in pathology. He also has presented his research at meetings of the ASDP. Dr. Rowe is board-certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and is board-certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Virginia.
Outside of work, Dr. Rowe enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He particularly enjoys family outings in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is an avid snow skier and still manages to ride a long board now and then.