Sarah Rowan, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Tulane University (LA) (2000)
Residency:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Infectious Disease (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Professional Titles

  • Associate Director of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Denver Health
  • Chief Medical Officer, Jefferson County Public Health

Teaching

  • Associate Director, Mentored Scholarly Activity (2021)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Brooks KM, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Morrow M, MaWhinney S, Rowan SE, Wyles D, Blum J, Huntley R, Salah LM, Tehrani A, Bushman LR, Anderson PL, Kiser JJ. Adherence to Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy in People Actively Using Drugs and Alcohol: The INCLUD Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jan;8(1):ofaa564. PubMed PMID: 33447634
  • Rowan SE, Patel RR, Schneider JA, Smith DK. Same-day prescribing of daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention. Lancet HIV. 2021 Feb;8(2):e114-e120. PubMed PMID: 33128874
  • McCormick DW, Rowan SE, Pappert R, Yockey B, Dietrich EA, Petersen JM, Hinckley AF, Marx GE. Bartonella Seroreactivity Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness During an Outbreak of Bartonella quintana in Denver, Colorado, 2020. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun;8(6):ofab230. PubMed PMID: 34239947
  • Haukoos JS, White DAE, Rowan SE, Lyle C, Gravitz S, Basham K, Godoy A, Kamis K, Hopkins E, Anderson E. HIV Risk and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Eligibility Among Emergency Department Patients. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2021 Jun;35(6):211-219. PubMed PMID: 34097464
  • Marx GE, Biggerstaff BJ, Nawrocki CC, Totten SE, Travanty EA, Burakoff AW, Scott T, De Hey JC, Carlson JJ, Wendel KA, Harcourt JL, Tamin A, Thomas JD, Rowan SE. Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 on Self-Collected Saliva or Anterior Nasal Specimens Compared With Healthcare Personnel-Collected Nasopharyngeal Specimens. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 15;73(Suppl 1):S65-S73. PubMed PMID: 33912930
  • Barbera LK, Kamis KF, Rowan SE, Davis AJ, Shehata S, Carlson JJ, Johnson SC, Erlandson KM. HIV and COVID-19: review of clinical course and outcomes. HIV Res Clin Pract. 2021 Aug;22(4):102-118. PubMed PMID: 34514963
  • Rowan SE, Kamis KF, Beum R, Bryan K, Gawenus L, Colon Sanchez D, Hurley H. Viral Hepatitis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing and Linkage to Care for Individuals Enrolled in an Opioid Treatment Program. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 2;222(Supplement_5):S384-S391. PubMed PMID: 32877565
  • Brooks KM, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Morrow M, MaWhinney S, Blum J, Wyles DL, Rowan SE, Ibrahim ME, Zheng JH, Johnson B, Gomez J, Choi YJ, Cendali F, Haas H, Roon L, Bushman LR, Anderson PL, Kiser JJ. Pharmacokinetics and renal safety of tenofovir alafenamide with boosted protease inhibitors and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Nov 1;75(11):3303-3310. PubMed PMID: 32766700
  • Hawkins KL, Montague BT, Rowan SE, Beum R, McLees MP, Johnson S, Gardner EM. Boosted darunavir and dolutegravir dual therapy among a cohort of highly treatment-experienced individuals. Antivir Ther. 2019;24(7):513-519. PubMed PMID: 31538963
  • Kamis KF, Marx GE, Scott KA, Gardner EM, Wendel KA, Scott ML, Montgomery AE, Rowan SE. Same-Day HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Initiation During Drop-in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic Appointments Is a Highly Acceptable, Feasible, and Safe Model that Engages Individuals at Risk for HIV into PrEP Care. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;6(7):ofz310. PubMed PMID: 31341933
  • Donnelly JA, Deem TT, Duffy MA, Watkins AK, Al-Tayyib AA, Shodell DJ, Thrun M, Rowan SE. Applying National Estimates of Adults With Indications for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Populations of Men Who Have Sex With Men and People Who Inject Drugs in Colorado: Modeling Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2019 Jan 16;5(1):e11113. PubMed PMID: 30664481
  • Obafemi OA, Wendel KA, Anderson TS, Scott TE, Rowan SE, Travanty EA, Rietmeijer CA. Rapid Syphilis Testing for Men Who Have Sex With Men in Outreach Settings: Evaluation of Test Performance and Impact on Time to Treatment. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Mar;46(3):191-195. PubMed PMID: 30363029
  • 5. Hurley H, Al-Tayyib A, Rowan SE. With the Opioid Epidemic, Communities See Dramatic Increases in Infectious Diseases. Contagion® October 2019 V4.N5. Available from: https://www.contagionlive.com/publications/contagion/2019/october/with-the-opioid-epidemic-communities-see-dramatic-increases-in-infectious-diseases
  • Rowan SE, Muething L, Spielmann K, Blum J, Lou Y, Vaughn S, Burman WJ. The Yield of Birth Cohort Screening for Hepatitis C in Community Health Centers. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct;34(10):2003-2004. PubMed PMID: 31197736
  • Kamis KF, Marx GE, Scott KA, Gardner EM, Wendel KA, Scott ML, Montgomery AE, Rowan SE. Same-Day HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Initiation During Drop-in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic Appointments Is a Highly Acceptable, Feasible, and Safe Model that Engages Individuals at Risk for HIV into PrEP Care. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;6(7):ofz310. PubMed PMID: 31341933
  • Bhatia R, Modali L, Lowther M, Glick N, Bell M, Rowan S, Keglovitz K, Schneider J. Outcomes of Preexposure Prophylaxis Referrals From Public STI Clinics and Implications for the Preexposure Prophylaxis Continuum. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Jan;45(1):50-55. PubMed PMID: 28876282
  • Hawkins KL, Hoffman M, Okuyama S, Rowan SE. A Case of Fulminant Meningococcemia: It Is All in the Complement. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2017;2017:6093695. PubMed PMID: 28808592
  • Rowan SE, Rogers M, Bayer J, Smith L, Gardner EM, Johnson S, Langness J. Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Coinfected Individuals in Real-world Clinical Settings: Results From 2 Large HIV Care Clinics. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 1;63(7):994-5. PubMed PMID: 27369322
  • Haukoos JS, Rowan SE. Screening for HIV infection. BMJ. 2016 Jan 19;532:i1. PubMed PMID: 26785991
  • Short R, Gardner E, Blum J, Vaughn S, Rowan S. Prevalence of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Men by Anatomic Site and Presence or Absence of Symptoms. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Dec;2(Suppl 1):119. PubMed PMID: 27909695
  • Rowan SE, Burman WJ, Johnson SC, Connick E, Reirden D, Daniloff E, Gardner EM. Engagement-in-care during the first 5 years after HIV diagnosis: data from a cohort of newly HIV-diagnosed individuals in a large US city. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Sep;28(9):475-82. PubMed PMID: 25084559
  • Rowan SE, Levi ME, Youngwerth JM, Brauer B, Everson GT, Johnson SC. The variable presentations and broadening geographic distribution of hepatic fascioliasis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jun;10(6):598-602. PubMed PMID: 22373727
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Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, member
  • HIVMA, member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
HIV, Hepatitis C, COVID-19, infections affecting people experiencing homelessness and people who use drugs

Personal Interests
I'm passionate about care for underserved communities. My mission is to improve the lives of people living with HIV and hepatitis C, and prevent transmission of these viruses.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Tulane University (LA) (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Infectious Disease (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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