Mary P. McGowan, MD
Director: Cholesterol Treatment Center Concord Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Diplomate American Board of Clinical Lipidology


Mary P. McGowan, MD received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completed a fellowship at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Her fellowship focused on clinical and research aspects of lipid metabolism.

Dr. McGowan is currently the Medical Director of the Cholesterol Treatment Center at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. McGowan is President of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation. She has recently been appointed to serve on the State of New Hampshire commission for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity. This commission will advise the state legislature on policy strategies that may be effective in the prevention of childhood obesity in the state of New Hampshire. Dr. McGowan also serves on the board of directors of the National Lipid Association and Northeast Lipid Association.

Dr. McGowan and her partners have completed over 50 clinical trials studying lipid altering medications and has authored articles in journals such as Circulation, Chest, The Journal of Adolescent Medicine, Menopausal Medicine and Patient Care. Her research/clinical interests include familial hypercholesterolemia and cardiac disease in women. Dr. McGowan has written three books on cardiac disease. Her most recent book "50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol" was published by McGraw-Hill in March 2002. She is currently writing a book on Pediatric Obesity.