Biography

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Clinical/research interests include musculoskeletal, outcomes after burn neuropathy, outcomes after aneurysm clipping, traumatic brain injury rehab, burn rehab, diabetic foot ulcerations, amputations.

Education

Medical School University of Florida (1986)

Clinical Interest

Burn Rehabilitation & Wound Management
  • Amputations & Amputees
  • Burn Wound Care
  • Medication Management for Burns
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Related to Burns
  • Scarring or Other Late Effects of Burns
Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Research Interest

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

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

American burn association consensus statements.

Gibran NS, Wiechman S, Meyer W, Edelman L, Fauerbach J, Gibbons L, Holavanahalli R, Hunt C, Keller K, Kirk E, Laird J, Lewis G, Moses S, Sproul J, Wilkinson G, Wolf S, Young A, Yovino S, Mosier MJ, Cancio LC, Amani H, Blayney C, Cullinane J, Haith L, Jeng JC, Kardos P, Kramer G, Lawless MB, Serio-Melvin ML, Miller S, Moran K, Novakovic R, Potenza B, Rinewalt A, Schultz J, Smith H, Dylewski M, Wibbenmeyer L, Bessey PQ, Carter J, Gamelli R, Goodwin C, Graves T, Hollowed K, Holmes J, Noordenbas J, Nordlund M, Savetamal A, Simpson P, Traber D, Traber L, Nedelec B, Donelan M, Baryza MJ, Bhavsar D, Blome-Eberwein S, Carrougher GJ, Hickerson W, Joe V, Jordan M, Kowalske K, Murray D, Murray VK, Parry I, Peck M, Reilly D, Schneider JC, Ware L, Singer AJ, Boyce ST, Ahrenholz DH, Chang P, Clark RA, Fey R, Fidler P, Garner W, Greenhalgh D, Honari S, Jones L, Kagan R, Kirby J, Leggett J, Meyer N, Reigart C, Richey K, Rosenberg L, Weber J, Wiggins B J Burn Care Res 2013 Jul-Aug 34 4 361-85

Treatment effect versus pretreatment recovery in persons with traumatic brain injury: a study regarding the effectiveness of postacute rehabilitation.

Hayden ME, Plenger P, Bison K, Kowalske K, Masel B, Qualls D PM R 2013 Apr 5 4 319-27; quiz 327

Validity and Reliability of the FIM® Instrument in the Inpatient Burn Rehabilitation Population.

Gerrard P, Goldstein R, Divita MA, Ryan CM, Mix J, Niewczyk P, Kazis L, Kowalske K, Zafonte R, Schneider JC Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013 Mar

The impact of comorbidities and complications on burn injury inpatient rehabilitation outcomes.

Schneider JC, Gerrard P, Goldstein R, Divita MA, Niewczyk P, Ryan CM, Kowalske K, Zafonte R PM R 2013 Feb 5 2 114-21

Select practices in management and rehabilitation of burns: a survey report.

Holavanahalli RK, Helm PA, Parry IS, Dolezal CA, Greenhalgh DG J Burn Care Res 2011 Mar-Apr 32 2 210-23

Long-term outcomes in patients surviving large burns: the skin.

Holavanahalli RK, Helm PA, Kowalske KJ J Burn Care Res 2010 Jul-Aug 31 4 631-9

Outcome assessment after hand burns.

Kowalske K Hand Clin 2009 Nov 25 4 557-61

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4th ed

Braddom RL, Chan L, Harrast MA, Kowalske KJ, Matthews DJ, Ragnarsson KR, Stolp KA (Ed.) (2011). Saunders

Burn Injuries: Epidemiology, Treatment, and Rehabilitation. In B.O. Young, M. Young, & S. Steins (Eds), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets, 3rd ed

Esselman PC, Gabriel V, Eldad A, Kowalske KJ (2008). Philadelphia, Mosby/Elsevier

Burn Rehabilitation. In DeLisa and Gans (eds.), Rehabilitation Medicine Principles and Practice, 4th ed

Helm PA, Kowalske KJ (2003).

Burns. In Ed Garrison (ed) Handbook of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Basics, 2nd ed

Kowalske KJ, Helm PA (2003).

Burn Pain: Evaluation and Management. In T Monga & M Grabois (eds) Pain Management in Rehabilitation

Kowalske KJ (2002). Demos Medical Publishing, Inc

Rehabilitation. In The Diabetic Foot, 5th ed

Helm PA, Kowalske KJ (1992). St. Louis, CV Mosby

Exercise. In Handbook on Burns - Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (Volume 2 of 2) 1st ed

Suman OE, Kowalske K, McEntire SJ, Herndon DN (2011). Springer

Honors & Awards

  • 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)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • 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