Catharine Bowman – Medical Innovator

Catharine Bowman is a medical researcher and public speaker with interests in novel pharmaceutical technologies, therapeutic imaging, and more broadly, utilizing innovative thinking to approach societal healthcare challenges. In 2008, Catharine’s mother was diagnosed with stage-three metastatic cancer. Following two major surgeries, Catharine’s mother developed lymphedema, an incurable and lifelong disease affecting the lymphatic system. At the age of 14, Catharine set out to create the first pharmacological treatment for lymphedema. Now seven years later, Catharine is a well-established lymphatic researcher, implementing therapeutic imaging and novel research technologies to further design and research her original pharmacological therapeutic.

Catharine has presented her research across North America, receiving accolades from medical experts and researchers alike. In 2015, Catharine initiated a speaking campaign called “Let’s Talk Lymphedema”, a talk series focused upon education, innovation, and advocacy for under-recognized medical conditions posing a threat to the health of global populations. Through Catharine’s innovative mindset and determination to facilitate pharmacological development through modern technology, she hopes to inspire the next generation of medical researchers, clinicians, and technologists.