Dr. Lee Stowell is an orthopedic surgeon and is fellowship-trained in shoulder surgery from the the CORE Institute in Phoenix.

While skilled in the full spectrum of orthopedic care, his highly sought-after CORE fellowship gave him extensive training in trauma, pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine and joint reconstruction in addition to the primary focus of shoulder surgery. In Phoenix, he also worked as a team doctor for several professional sports teams.

He was selected chief resident of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center-Hamot; Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie, Pa.

Dr. Stowell grew up in Utah and took an early interest in medicine. Halfway through medical school, he realized he was drawn to the operating room and to orthopedics in particular.

“Orthopedics perfectly merges the technical aspects of surgery and the form and function of the musculoskeletal system. I was really impressed by that,” he said.

“As an orthopedic surgeon, I try to help people understand that as they age, and though their body has changed either with time or through injury, they do not have to give up throwing, or golfing, or even being a professional athlete. Your pain or injuries do not have to be permanent. Seeing that through, and watching my patients get back to their favorite activities, is one of the reasons I chose orthopedics.”

He is married and has three sons.

“I feel like Wyoming Medical Center has everything we were looking for in a hospital. Casper is the perfect size and a great place to raise our family. We feel exceptionally fortunate to be here,” he said.