Dr. Owen is from North Wales. He received his medical degree at the University of Wales and his training in Pathology at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1976 and spent four years at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before moving to Vancouver in 1980. Currently he is Professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Consultant Pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital. He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in the medical literature and is co-author of a textbook of pancreatic pathology.
Dr. Owen’s major interest is in the morphologic aspects of gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease including the influence of histopathologic appearances on the prognosis of malignant neoplasms.