The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Springfield Shriners Hospital submitted its Phase 1 attestation on May 29, 2020, its Phase 2 attestation on June 9, 2020, and its Phase 3 attestation on July 8, 2020.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

Screening protocol and updated policies at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

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R. Scott Cowan, M.D.

R. Scott Cowan, M.D.

R. Scott Cowan, M.D., is a consulting orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield and Baystate Medical Center, and is affiliated with New England Orthopedic Surgeons and Dupuy Spine. Dr. Cowan received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University, a master’s degree in anatomy from the University of Maryland and earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cowan completed an internship in general surgery from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and was a resident and chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Boston University. He was also a spine surgery fellow at New England Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Cowan is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Medical Association, New England Spine Study Group and North American Spine Society.


  • Medical Degree, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston University, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, New England Baptist Hospital, Spine Surgery