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.
I had a sports injury and needed AC joint surgery to repair my shoulder. After several consultations including HSS, I chose Dr. Kowalsky due to his experience, knowledge, and professional bedside manner. The outpatient ambulatory surgical center in Stamford was beautiful, extremely clean, and staffed with a professional staff of doctors and nurses. The ASC staff made me feel safe and comfortable during my pre/post-surgery time with them. Thanks to Dr. Kowalsky, my shoulder surgery had very little pain with no complications. I was back in the gym lifting weights within 8 weeks. (5 Star Google Review from G.B.)
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.