A Surgeon of Excellence...
...with a Global Experience.
Max Dowbak MD was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. By the age of 13 years, he completed his high school math and science courses with distinction. At the same time, he was an accomplished artist with many of his brass reliefs still on display. He was also an elite athlete in his formative years, playing pitcher and shortstop in the Babe Ruth League and running a 2 minute 18 second mile at the age of 16 years. 28 months after graduating high school, he was accepted into medical school and at the age of 25 years was already a licensed physician.
After completing his general surgery training, he then completed a vascular fellowship, plastic surgery residency at SUNY Downstate and a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern-Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Dr. Dowbak has numerous scientific presentations, including overseas presentations at:
1) Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2) Moscow State University, Moscow Russia
3) St. Agnes Hospital, Seoul South Korea
4) Jerusalem, Israel
5) Warsaw, Poland
6) San Jose, Costa Rica
He can speak four languages: English, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish, and lives with his wife, Helga, in Estero, Florida. He has run 38 marathons in 4 countries. His fastest time was 3 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds at the San Fransisco Marathon. His last was the Boston Marathon. On the following pages are photographic documentation of the diversity of his surgeries and their degree of difficulty.
Mission of Peace - Commander Dowbak with 2 Russian
Naval Commanders who were later killed in the
Submarine Kursk Disaster.
Commander Dowbak on active duty with 4th Marine Division.
Max Dowbak M.D.