Dr. Scott Owens received a B.S. in biology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1994 and an M.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1999. His residency and fellowship training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Michigan included fellowships in Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology, which he completed in 2006. He joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in July 2006 and spent more than four years at that institution, where he participated actively in medical student and resident teaching and developed research interests in hematolymphoid neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreaticobiliary neoplasia, and patient safety and quality assurance in surgical pathology.
In October 2010, Dr. Owens joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as an Assistant Professor, and in September 2013, he was promoted to Associate Professor. Currently, he serves as the Director of the Division of Quality and Health Improvement and the Medical Director of Professional Practice Evaluation. He is a graduate of the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars program offered by the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan, and is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Owens has been invited on numerous occasions to deliver extramural, national and international presentations. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.