Jack W. Bowling Jr., MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Joint Replacement
Dr. Jack Bowling Jr. is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science – Zoology Summa Cum Laude. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic residency at Wake Forest University/Baptist Hospital Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Bowling then gained significant experience in joint replacement while completing a prestigious fellowship at Central DuPage Hospital/Rush Presbyterian – Saint Luke’s Hospital in Chicago Illinois. Although joint replacement is his specialty, he also is a leader in sports medicine, arthroscopy of both the hip, knee and shoulder, as well as shoulder replacement. With 19 years of call coverage in Wilmington, Dr. Bowling has gained extensive experience in trauma care, both acute and reconstructive.
During his fellowship, Dr. Bowling learned and mastered a wide range of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement strategies, which he brought with him to Wilmington in 2001. Since then, he has continued to lead in the areas of joint replacement, including teaching his peers, locally and across the country. Dr. Bowling’s attention to detail and soft tissue preservation has contributed to the success and accelerated the recovery of his patients.
Since then, he has continued to lead in the area of joint replacement, including teaching his peers, locally and across the country. Dr. Bowling’s attention to detail and focus on soft tissue preservation has contributed to the success and accelerated the recovery of his patients. It is because of his continued desire to provide the best surgery possible that he has embraced the field of robotics. His belief is to use all available adjunct tools to ensure the most accurate and safest procedure. The main advantage of robotic surgery is that it allows for intraoperative planning using the patient’s own knee anatomy and soft tissue (ligament) tension to make adjustments in positioning and sizing of the components prior to the first bone cut. This improves bone alignment and soft tissue balancing making the knee replacement feel and work as close to normal as possible. We are happy to now share this advancement with our patients in our ongoing effort to stop pain and get back to life.
Ryan Murphy, PA-C
Ryan earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. He then attended the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Murphy has an extensive background in emergency and sports medicine, and total joint replacement, which make him a great asset to Bowling Orthopaedics.