Dr. Matthew Bowdish

Undergraduate Education:

Humboldt State University

Medical Education:

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine


Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine

Board Certification:

American Board of Allergy and Immunology 2011
National Board of Physicians and Surgeons 2015

Clinic Locations:

Fair Oaks Allergy
Folsom Allergy
Roseville Allergy
Sacramento Allergy

Matthew Bowdish, MD

Dr. Matthew Bowdish is a board-certified allergist & clinical immunologist.  He joined the Allergy Station in early 2017 after working for seven years in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dr. Bowdish was raised in Newport Beach, California where he attended Newport Harbor High School.  His passions as a young man included history, surfing and football.  He attended Humboldt State University where he played football, rugby and eventually graduated with a major in Cellular-Molecular Biology and minors in Chemistry and Political Science.  After college, Dr. Bowdish explored a possible career in biomedical research.  He worked at UCLA School of Medicine in a lab examining HIV’s effects on the immune system and later at a biotech company in San Diego that was developing gene therapy for a variety of cancers.

While Dr. Bowdish enjoyed research, he felt too isolated in the laboratory.  Thus, he decided on a career in clinical medicine.  He attended Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where he graduated 19th out of a class of one hundred.  He was also involved in tutoring immunology & anatomy to his fellow students and being a member of NEOUCOM’s chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Bowdish next undertook a residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.  Initially, he was interested in pursuing a career as a Gastroenterologist but fell in love with Allergy & Clinical Immunology during an elective during his intern year.  After finishing residency in 2006, he started his three-year fellowship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology at Yale University School of Medicine.

Upon completion of his fellowship in 2009, Dr. Bowdish took a clinical position in Colorado.  Apart from his clinical duties, he worked in research and was also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Bowdish has also worked on advisory boards and has been a promotional speaker for a select number of companies.

When an opportunity to work with Dr. Miller at the Allergy Station opened up in 2016, Dr. Bowdish knew this was a great opportunity.  Like Dr. Miller, Dr. Bowdish knows that the best health care is personalized medicine.  He is committed to putting the patients first and understands that listening to our patients is often better than expensive diagnostic testing.

In his free time, Dr. Bowdish enjoys family time, college football, genealogy and travel.

Selected Publications

  1. Storms W, Bowdish MS, Farrar JR. Omalizumab and Asthma Control in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Allergic Asthma: A 6-year Pragmatic Review. Allergy & Asthma Proceedings. 2012 Vol 33(2): 172-177.
  2. Bowdish MS. Immunodeficiency. In Buttaro TM, Trybulski J, Polgar-Bailey P, Sandburg-Cook J, editors. Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Ed. Elsevier-Mosby Philadelphia. 2012. pgs 1224-1230.
  3. McDonald M. Primary Immunodeficiencies. In Buttaro TM, Trybulski J, Polgar-Bailey P, Sandburg-Cook J, editors. Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 3rd Ed. Mosby. Philadelphia. 2008. pgs 1272-1278.
  4. Wen SF, Xei L, McDonald M, DiGiacomo R, Chang A, Gurnani M, Shi B, Liu S, Indelicato SR, Hutchins B, Nielsen LL. Development and Validation of Sensitive Assays to Quantitate Gene Expression after p53 Gene Therapy and Paclitaxel Chemotherapy Using in vivo Dosing in Tumor Xenograft Models. Cancer Gene Therapy, 2000; 7(11): 1469-1480.
  5. Breen EC, McDonald M, Fan J, Boscardin J, Fahey JL. Cytokine Gene Expression Occurs More Rapidly in Stimulated Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Persons. Clinical & Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, 2000; 7(5): 769-773.
  6. Fan J, Nishanian P, Breen EC, McDonald M, Fahey JL. Cytokine Gene Expression in Normal Human Lymphocytes in Response to Stimulation. Clinical & Diagnostic Laboratory Immuno, 1998; 5(3):335-340.

Blog Articles

Spring into Action and Take Control of Your Seasonal Allergies

I always think of spring as an exciting time of the year.  As the weather warms and the rains subside, we see people all across the Sacramento region getting outside and enjoying what makes Northern California a fabulous place to live.

But the mere mention of “Spring” will elicit a completely different reaction in some people.  For those who suffer from springtime allergies, it can be a time of dread. They can experience uncontrolled sneezing, nasal stuffiness, runny nose and itching of the nose and eyes.  Some will even experience respiratory symptoms like cough, wheeze and asthma attacks.

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