Meet the Chair

Karen Kowalske, MD
Karen Kowalske, M.D., Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Karen Kowalske, M.D., is Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has particular interest in spinal cord injury medicine. Her research interests include amputations, burns and wound care, musculoskeletal, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Kowalske earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1986. She was a resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Internal Medicine in 1987 and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 1988 to 1990.

She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Kowalske has been recognized in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” “Top 100 Doctors in Dallas,” “Who’s Who Among U.S. Physicians,” and “Best Doctors in America, SW Region.”