Ophthalmologist Eileen Bowden, MD, wearing a white coat and smiling in front of a white backdrop.

Eileen Bowden, MD

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Eileen Bowden, MD


Baylor College of Medicine, MD

The University of Texas at Austin, BBA, Business Honors Program/Finance


Transitional Internship, Dell Medical School

Residency, Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt Sinai

Fellowship, Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Eileen C. Bowden, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist in UT Health Austin’s Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute. She specializes in adult and pediatric glaucoma as well as cataract and anterior segment disorders of the eye. Additionally, Dr. Bowden is an assistant professor and serves as both the Director of Medical Student Education and the Associate Residency Program Director for the Dell Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Bowden earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt Sinai and a fellowship in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Bowden has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research interests include outcomes of glaucoma surgery and improvements in policy and patient education.


  • Adult and pediatric glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Comprehensive ophthalmology

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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