Dr. Iden Cowan, M.D.
Austin Pain Doctor, Capitol Pain Institute
After several years in Arkansas, Dr. Cowan is thrilled to be coming back home to Texas. She is board certified in Anesthesiology and has been exclusively practicing interventional pain for the past 5 years. She is passionate about providing customized multimodal treatment plans that directly target her patients sources of pain, while working to improve their functional status and help them achieve their goals. She is excited to offer several minimally invasive procedures including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, superion for lumbar spinal stenosis as well as a variety of nerve blocks. Dr. Cowan is yoga certified and in her free time enjoys hot power yoga, hiking, cycling & exploring beautiful Austin and beyond in the great state of Texas.
Publications & Recognition
She has contributed to the field of pain management in a variety of ways- as an author she wrote a chapter on spinal cord stimulation in the Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review textbook, and she most recently authored an abstract on Successful Management of Pain Secondary to Surgically Refractory Sternal Nonunion with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. She has also presented at numerous national conferences. Dr. Desai was nominated to attend the first ever Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) in 2016, for women making strides in the field of neuromodulation.
Dr. Desai is married to Dr. Rishin N. Desai, who is a Periodontist. They live in Austin with their three children. When she is not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time on the nearby lakes, enjoying all of Austin’s eclectic restaurants, and spending time with her family.