Dustin Rowland, M.D.

Class of 2026


My background is in computer science and education. Psychiatry is an excellent field for anyone who wants to be at the cutting edge of practical new developments in these areas; our contributions have the potential to significantly improve the lives of anyone suffering from psychiatric maladies. At the University of Michigan, residents have access to high-level teaching and computational resources, as well as an enormous and diverse patient population. In addition, the opportunity to be part of the House Officers Association (resident union) ensures fair contracts and makes interdisciplinary collaboration more accessible. The culture fostered by these aspects of the University makes both learning and research much more enjoyable and rewarding than it would otherwise be.

Dr Rowland completed his bachelor’s degree at University of Michigan with a focus in computer science and biology. He completed his MS with the thesis "Plant U-Box Proteins 25 and 26 are Involved in Regulation of Crosstalk Between Salicylate and Jasmonate Signaling Pathways" at Western Michigan University. He is an editor of the book "Why do children die? Selective Perspectives on Thanatology in Pediatrics" and a contributing author to Elsevier's Comprehensive Pharmacology. He received his MD from WMU Stryker School of Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Computational psychiatry


M.D., Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 2022