Noelle C. Bowdler, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information

Primary Office
51213 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN, recertification


Sandgren, J. A., Deng, G., Linggonergoro, D. W., Scroggins, S. M., Perschbacher, K. J., Nair, A. R., Nishimura, T. E., Zhang, S. Y., Agbor, L. N., Wu, J., Keen, H. L., Naber, M. C., Pearson, N. A., Zimmerman, K. A., Weiss, R. M., Bowdler, N. C., Usachev, Y. M., Santillan, D. A., Potthoff, M. J., Pierce, G. L., Gibson-Corley, K. N., Sigmund, C. D., Santillan, M. K. & Grobe, J. L. (2018). Arginine vasopressin infusion is sufficient to model clinical features of preeclampsia in mice. JCI Insight [Epub ahead of print], 31(19), e99403. PMID: 30282823.

Fricke, E. M., Elgin, T. G., Gong, H., Reese, J., Gibson-Corley, K. N., Weiss, R. M., Zimmerman, K., Bowdler, N. C., Kalantera, K. M., Mills, D. A., Underwood, M. A. & Elroy, S. J. (2018). Lipopolysaccharide-induced maternal inflammation induces direct placental injury without alteration in placental blood flow and induces a secondary fetal intestinal injury that persists into adulthood. Am J Reprod Immunol, 79(5), e12816. PMID: 29369434.

Bowdler, N., Elson, M. & Thenuwara, K. (2017). Quality improvement 101 - An interactive presentation of basic quality improvement vocabulary and concepts.

Koch, S., Bowdler, N. (2017). Surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle compliance monitoring for abdominal, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomies.

Christensen, A., Haugsdal, M. & Bowdler, N. (2014). Importance of the physical exam and in-office tests in the evaluation of vulvovaginal irritation. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4(2), Article 9.

Savage, M. W., Pottinger, J. M., Chiang, H. Y., Yohnke, K. R., Bowdler, N. C. & Herwaldt, L. A. (2013). Surgical site infections and cellulitis after abdominal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2(108), e1-10. PMID: 23711665.

Rada, C. C., Pierce, S. L., Nuno, D. W., Zimmerman, K., Lamping, K. G., Bowdler, N. C., Weiss, R. M. & England, S. K. (2012). Overexpression of the SK3 channel alters vascular remodeling during pregnancy, leading to fetal demise. American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 303(7), E825-31. PMID: 22785240.

Bowdler, N. C., Elson, M. G. (2008). The Gynecologic History and Examination. pp. ISSN: 1756-2228. Online textbook The Global Library of Women’s Medicine.

Ely, J., Kennedy, C., Clark, E. C. & Bowdler, N. C. (2006). Abnormal uterine bleeding: a management algorithm. J Am Board Fam Med, 19(6), 590-602. PMID: 17090792.

Bowdler, N. C. (2003). The Gynecologic History and Examination. J. J. Sciarra (Eds.) Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Weiss, R. M., Hoffmann, D. S., Lazartigues, E., Bonsol, M. J., Zimmerman, K. A., Bowdler, N. C. & Davisson, R. L. (2002). Maternal left ventricular hypertrophy and systolic dysfunction in a mouse model of pre-eclampsia. (Vols. 106). pp. 11-234. Circulation.

Bowdler, N. C., Galask, R. P. (2001). Granuloma inguinale (Donovanosis). Contemporary OB/Gyn, 46(5), 83-90.

Ely, J. W., Yankowitz, J. & Bowdler, N. C. (2000). Evaluation of pregnant women exposed to respiratory viruses. American Family Physician, 61(10), 3065-74. PMID: 10839556.

Groginsky, E., Bowdler, N. & Yankowitz, J. (1998). Update on vertical HIV transmission. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 43(8), 637-46. PMID: 9749412.

Levy, B. T., Dawson, J. D., Toth, P. T. & Bowdler, N. (1998). Predictors of neonatal resuscitation, low Apgar scores, and umbilical artery pH among growth-restricted neonates. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 91(6), 909-16. PMID: 9610995.

Ely, J. W., Howser, D. M., Dawson, J. D., Bowdler, N. C. & Rijhsinghani, A. (1996). Practice patterns during the third stage of labor: the effect of physician age and specialty. The Journal of Family Practice, 43(6), 545-9. PMID: 8969701.

Ely, J. W., Dawson, J. D., Townsend, A. B., Rijhsinghani, A. & Bowdler, N. C. (1996). Benign fever following vaginal delivery. The Journal of Family Practice, 43(2), 146-51. PMID: 8708624.

Ely, J. W., Rijhsinghani, A., Bowdler, N. C., Dawson, J. D. & Townsend, A. B. (1995). The association between manual removal of the placenta and postpartum endometritis following vaginal delivery. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 86(6), 1002-6. PMID: 7501321.

Stallard, D. J., Bowdler, N. C. & Benda, J. A. (1995). Chronic endometritis: a case control study. Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology meeting, Traverse City, Michigan.

Bowdler, N. C., Galask, R. P. (1994). Amniotic Fluid and its Relation to Infection. J. Pasternak (Eds.) pp. 417-25. OB/GYN Infectious Disease.

Bowdler, N. C. (1993). Group B Streptococcus Forum V (4). (Streptococcus agalactiae). Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology, 12(17), 1-6.

Bowdler, N. C., Galask, R. P. (1993). Lower genital tract infections. T. Moore , R. C. Reiter , R. W. Rebar , V. V. Baker (Eds.) pp. 417-25. Obstetrics and Gynecology: An Integrated Approach.

Bowdler, N. C., Galask, R. P. (1992). Infections of the Vagina. S. L. Gorbach , J. G. Bartlett , N. R. Blacklow (Eds.) pp. 875-80. Infectious Diseases.

Bowdler, N. C., Galask, R. P. (1992). Managing Donovanosis. Contemporary OB/Gyn, 37(9), 130-6.

Bowdler, N. C., Galask, R. P. (1991). Pelvic infections following hysterectomy. Obstetrics and Gynecology/Forum (tele-lecture), 4.

Elkins, T. E., Anderson, H. F., Barclay, M., Bowdler, N. & Anderson, G. (1989). Court-ordered Cesarean Section: an analysis of ethical concerns in compelling cases. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 161(1), 150-154. PMID: 2750796.

Bowdler, N. C., McQuillan, A., Oberman, H. & McDonald, E. (1989). Autodonation of blood during pregnancy. Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Ninth Annual Meeting, #479.

Bowdler, N. C., McQuillan, A., Oberman, H. & McDonald, E. (1989). Blood transfusion in obstetric patients. Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Ninth Annual Meeting, #460.

Bowdler, N., Faix, R. G. & Elkins, T. (1987). Fetal skull fracture and brain injury after a maternal automobile accident. A case report. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 32(5), 375-8. PMID: 3598986.

Bowdler, A. J., Dougherty, R. M. & Bowdler, N. C. (1981). Age as a factor affecting erythrocyte osmotic fragility. Gerontology, 27(4), 224-31. PMID: 7286651.

Bowdler, A. J., Dougherty, R. M., Bowdler, N. C. & Williams, R. (1979). The effect of calcium ions on the osmotic fragility of the human erythrocyte. (Vols. 54). (24a) Blood.

Bowdler, A. J., Dougherty, R. M. & Bowdler, N. C. (1979). The influence of donor age on erythrocyte osmotic fragility. (Vols. 24a). Blood 54.

Bowdler, N. C., Beasley, D. S., Fritze, E. C., Goulette, A. M., Hatton, J. D., Hession, J., Ostman, D. L., Rugg, D. J. & Schmittdiel, C. J. (1979). Behavioral effects of aluminum ingestion on animal and human subjects. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 10(4), 505-12. PMID: 461480.