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Obituary | Thomas I. Lowry, MD

Thomas I. Lowry, MD

Thomas Irvin “Tim” Lowry died on August 1, 2020. The SRS was just recently notified of his passing. He was born in Laredo, Texas the youngest of 5 children to a medical family, both parents, grandfather and great grandfather were physicians. 


Dr. Lowry entered Baylor University at 16 years of age.  After graduating in only 3 years, he entered Baylor College of Medicine.  After graduation he began an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the same institution. His training was interrupted by service in the US Army from 1962-1963 as chief of surgery at a MASH unit in peacetime Korea. 


After the Army, Dr. Lowry returned to Houston, Texas to complete his residency.  He continued his training for 6 months with Dr. Paul Harrington in spine deformity surgery.  After spending 3 more months training in Florence, Italy and Edinburgh, Scotland he settled in Austin, Texas to practice spine surgery and joined the Austin Orthopedic Clinic. He became an active member of the SRS in 1973 and later an emeritus member.  He was also member of the Travis County Medical Society and served on its ethics committee.

Written by: Jay Shapiro, MD