SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST SHOULDER, ELBOW & KNEE SURGEON
College: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, MD / MBA in Health Management
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center / New York Orthopaedic Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital / Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma, New York, NY Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Kowalsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in surgical and nonsurgical management of sports injury of the shoulder, elbow and knee, as well as complex shoulder and elbow conditions, including degenerative disease, trauma, and revision surgery. He has a particular interest in the management of shoulder and elbow arthritis, instability, ligament and tendon injuries, knee ligament injury and cartilage disorders. Dr. Kowalsky has authored original research manuscripts, review articles, and textbook chapters focusing on AC joint reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. He currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Journal of Shoulder andElbow Surgeryand the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Kowalsky has cared for college and professional athletes at every level of competition. He has provided sports medicine coverage for the Tournament of Champions Squash Tournament and the United States Open Tennis Championship. As a sports medicine fellow, he was an assistant team physician for the New York Jets and the New York Islanders. He previously served as orthopedic surgery consultant for New York City Public School Athletic League Rugby and Play Rugby USA, and as the Medical Director of the New York Rugby Club Annual New York 7s Tournament. He currently serves as team physician for the White Plains Rugby Football Club, Iona College Rugby Football Club, and the Greenwich High School Rugby Team. Dr. Kowalsky is a team physician for the CT Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League, and of the USA Rugby National Team. He currently serves as medical director for the Northeast Academy national development rugby program.
Dr. Kowalsky repaired my torn ACL spring of 2019. I am so so thankful to be running, hiking, and exercising again and looking forward to trying skiing this winter! Dr Kowalsky took the time to patiently answer all of my questions before and after the surgery. He explained pros and cons for proceeding with surgical repair, the different ways to approach the repair, and reasons for choosing a specific technique for my surgery. I felt confidence in my decision to move forward with my surgery and have no regrets. (5 Star Google Review from D.G-P)
Team Physician, Iona College Rugby Football Club: 2015-Present Physician, White Plains Rugby Football Club: 2010-Present Team Physician, USA Rugby National Team: 2013-Present Medical Director, Northeast Academy: 2018-Present
Team Physician, Connecticut Whale: 2019-Present
New York Super Doctors, 2015-2020 New York Super Doctors Rising Stars SM, 2013 – 2014 Vitals.com Patient Choice Award, 2012 – 2013 Best Fellow Research Presentation Award, Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Alexander Garcia, MD Senior Resident Award, New York Orthopaedic Hospital Rosamond Kane, MD Pediatric Resident Award, New York Orthopaedic Hospital
Kowalsky, MS. “SLAP Tears and Lesions of the Biceps Tendon.” In AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review, 3rd Ed. Martin I. Boyer, MD, ed. Chicago: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL. 2019.