Dr. Amy Fowler is this week’s Hometown Hero.

There are several reasons why we are honoring Dr. Fowler.  One of those reasons is her work as president of the Orange and Chatham chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina, a position she has held for years.  She is also the Chair of the Special Needs Advisory Council for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Dr. Fowler also volunteers in several capacities at her church.

Dr. Amy Fowler and family

Dr. Amy Fowler and family

In addition to these positions, Dr. Fowler is a practicing pediatrician.  She has three children, one of whom has autism.

Dr. Fowler received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University and her medical degree from UNC.  She also has a Masters of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from UNC.  She joined Chapel Hill Children and Adolescents’ Clinic in 2007.

Four people nominated Dr. Fowler.  Allow their quotes to tell her story:

“She carries out all of these roles with hard work, efficiency, humor and grace.”


“Amy is a force of nature!”


“Amy is a tireless advocate for children with disabilities in our community.”


“If the school needs someone to make a dish for teacher appreciation, you can be sure that she will be there casserole in hand. She makes time for everyone and still runs to get rid of her extra energy.”