- "One minute I'm publishing this book on how long-term potentiation initiates the creation of a slow-moving protein synthesis, and the next, there's an agent trying to make me the next Dr. Oz."
- —Carter Bowen[src]
Dr. Carter Bowen is a renowned neurosurgeon, grand master in chess and an acclaimed author.
He went to high school with Oliver Queen, Laurel Lance, and Tommy Merlyn. He was a national chess champion and captained the debate team. He graduated from Harvard University. He is the son of Janice Bowen. Both Oliver and his sister, Thea feel a bit a resentment towards him, due to their mother's open admiration of Carter, and manner of holding him up as an example.