Professor, Director of Pediatrics, St Joseph’s/Candler Hospital System, Savannah, Georgia; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia; Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, USA
John D Rowlett, MD, FAAP, FACP, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta) and Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond). Dr Rowlett was born in Richmond, Kentucky where he attended Model Laboratory School before matriculating to Eastern Kentucky University. He attended the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at what is now the Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Rowlett served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and then completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine under Dr. Donald E. Greydanus (also at Western Michigan University). During his chief residency and fellowship, Dr. Rowlett served as an attending in the pediatric critical care unit at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr Rowlett accepted a position at the Children’s Hospital at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia where he established the division of adolescent medicine in addition to serving as an attending in the general pediatric and internal medicine clinics, the pediatric emergency room, and the pediatric critical care unit. While at Memorial, Dr. Rowlett served on local, regional, state, and national committees focusing on adolescents and injury prevention. In 2000, Dr Rowlett accepted a position with Georgia Emergency Associates and has been the director of pediatric emergency medicine for the past 15 years. In this capacity, Dr. Rowlett oversees pediatric emergency care for three hospitals with a combined annual census of nearly 200,000 visits. In 2017, Dr. Rowlett established the inpatient pediatric hospital medicine service at St Joseph’s/Candler. Dr. Rowlett has published extensively in the fields of emergency medicine, injury prevention, general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and medical essays. He and his wife Sharon have three children. Dr. Rowlett has played competitive tennis for nearly 50 years and continues to do so in his spare time.