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Professor Fowler Film

Professor Clare Fowler, CBE, FSUK’s Patron, talks to FSUK about the history of Fowler’s Syndrome and her discovery of the condition.

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Who is Professor Fowler?

Dr. Clare Fowler CBE is a distinguished British physician and academic, celebrated for her pioneering work in uro-neurology, a unique fusion of urology and neurology. As an emeritus professor at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, she conducted groundbreaking research early in her career, unraveling the complexities of nerve-muscle interactions controlling urinary functions. Her notable achievements include dispelling misconceptions surrounding Fowler’s syndrome, leading to effective treatments like sacral neuromodulation for urinary retention in young women. Dr. Fowler also played a pivotal role in introducing innovative therapies, such as botox detrusor injections, for individuals with overactive bladders resistant to conventional treatments. Recognized for her exceptional contributions, she received the St Peter’s Medal from the British Association of Urological Surgeons in 2010 and was honored with the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award in 2012.

In addition to her clinical endeavors, Dr. Fowler is an esteemed author, with her influential work “Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 1618 and its Descendants” published by the Royal College of Physicians in 2018. Her enduring legacy lies in her relentless pursuit of advancing medical knowledge, enhancing the lives of individuals affected by urological and neurological conditions, and earning the admiration of her peers and patients alike.