Valerie L. Bowman, MD is a graduate of Spelman College and Howard University Medical School. She completed her residency in pediatrics at VCU Health Systems/Medical College of Virginia. As the Special Needs Pediatrics physician, Dr. Bowman brings over 20 years of pediatric experience; having worked as an emergency room pediatric physician, pediatric hospitalist and primary care doctor. She is a board certified pediatrician, an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she serves as the chair of the legislative committee for the Virginia Chapter. In addition, she is a board member on the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and FeedMore.