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Karen J. Kowalske, MD $$

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine (1986)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1987), Internal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1990), Physical Med. & Rehab
Board Certification
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Research Interests

    • Amputations
    • Burns and Wound Care
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Publications


  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • American Burn Association
    • American Medical Association
    • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex PM&R Society
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Texas Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Awards and Honors

    • Consumer's Guide to America's Top Physicians (2013)
    • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2012)
    • Texas Super Doctor (2011)
    • Best Doctors in America (2009-2014)
    • Best Doctors in Dallas (2008-2012)
    • Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2002)
    • Who's Who Among US Physicians (1999-2002)
    • Best Doctors in America, SW Region (1996-2007)
    • Top 100 Doctors in Dallas - Voted by physician colleagues (1996-2007)

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