U.S. Rep. Van Taylor Visits Cook Children's Prosper Campus
Congressman delivers statement honoring Kanika Bowen-Jallow, M.D.
U.S. Rep. Van Taylor, who serves the 3rd District of Texas, spent yesterday afternoon at Cook Children’s medical campus in Prosper.
Rep. Taylor met with:
- Anthony Anani, M.D., Medical Director for Clinical Services at Prosper
- Teresa Baker, AVP, Primary and Specialty Care with the Cook Children’s Physician Network
- Kanika Bowen-Jallow, M.D., a Cook Children’s Pediatric Surgeon in Prosper
- Kevin Greene, AVP - Administrator, Cook Children’s Prosper
After the meeting, Dr. Anani gave Rep. Taylor a tour of the campus, where the congressman met with physicians and staff along the way.
The day concluded with a presentation from Rep. Taylor to Dr. Bowen-Jallow.
“We were honored to welcome Congressman Van Taylor to our campus in Prosper,” Greene said. “It was a great opportunity to meet with the congressman and introduce him to the physicians and team members who care for our patients and families. It was also a great honor for Dr. Bowen-Jallow to be recognized within the Congressional Record and the entire House of Representatives. I couldn’t be happier for Dr. Bowen-Jallow and she’s very deserving of this honor.”
The statement honoring Dr. Bowen-Jallow read:
“MADAM SPEAKER, TODAY, I RISE TO RECOGNIZE DR. KANIKA BOWEN-JALLOW, A RESPECTED PEDIATRIC SURGEON AT COOK CHILDREN’S PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL IN PROSPER, TEXAS.
AS A CHILD, KANIKA DEVELOPED AN EARLY FASCINATION FOR MEDICINE, SPENDING HOURS PLAYING OPERATION AND WITH HER PLAYSKOOL DOCTOR KIT. THIS DESIRE TO CARE FOR OTHERS WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW, PROMPTING HER TO DILIGENTLY WORK TOWARDS HER MEDICAL DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS BRANCH IN GALVESTON AND LATER SPENDING AN ADDITIONAL NINE YEARS TRAINING TO BECOME A PEDIATRIC SURGEON. DR. BOWEN-JALLOW CREDITS HER SUCCESS TO THE SUPPORT OF HER LOVING FAMILY WHO ENCOURAGED HER TO PURSUE EDUCATION AND REALIZE HER DREAMS.
RECENTLY, THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZED DR. BOWEN-JALLOW AS THE NINTH BLACK FEMALE PEDIATRIC SURGEON IN THE U.S.
DR. BOWEN-JALLOW’S DEDICATION TO PROVIDING THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF CARE IS EVIDENCED BY HER INVOLVEMENT IN A VARIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND A NUMBER OF NATIONAL COMMITTEES THAT ADDRESS THE NEED FOR EXCELLENT, COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC SURGICAL CARE. FURTHER, HER RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY HAS EARNED HER MULTIPLE RECOGNITIONS FROM RESPECTED PUBLICATIONS. ADDITIONALLY, DR. BOWEN-JALLOW CONSISTENTLY WORKS TO INCREASE AND PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN MEDICINE, SERVING TIRELESSLY AS A MENTOR TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.
AS A HIGHLY ESTEEMED SURGEON, EDUCATOR, MOTHER AND WIFE, DR. KANIKA BOWEN-JALLOW RECOGNIZES THE TRUST AND FAITH PLACED IN HER BY PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND SERVES AS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF SERVICE BEFORE SELF. I ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING DR. BOWEN JALLOW’S MANY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE AREA OF MEDICINE AND WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS AS SHE SERVES AS AN INSPIRATION TO THOSE AROUND HER.”
MEMBER OF CONGRESS
TEXAS THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
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