A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

Patrick Lowery pitched for Columbia University (Photo: David Epstein)

From age 5 to 24, PATRICK LOWERY was a ballplayer. Drafted after his senior year at Columbia University, he pitched for a couple of years in the Los Angeles Angels farm system, including for the Burlington Bees in Iowa, the Inland Empire 66ers in California and the Orem Owlz in Utah.

But a baseball career didn’t work out for the 6-foot-5-inch right-hander. After some soul-searching, he turned in an entirely different direction – toward health care.

This quarter, he started Stanford’s Master of Science in physician assistant studies program. Scope recently spoke with him about his life as a baseball player and his decision to switch to medicine.

Read the interview on the Scope blog site.